Principles of Non-profit Finance

Non-Profit Finance Training at the TCCE CCCE

The Top Ten Principles of Non-profit Finance focus on transparency, accountability, strategic planning, and financial stewardship to ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations. Here they are:

  1. Mission Alignment: Ensure financial decisions align with the organization's mission and goals.
  2. Transparency: Maintain open and clear communication about financial activities, budgets, and performance with stakeholders.
  3. Accountability: Establish strong internal controls and governance structures to ensure responsible financial management.
  4. Strategic Planning: Develop and implement long-term financial strategies that support the organization's mission and objectives.
  5. Budgeting: Create and adhere to realistic and well-planned budgets that reflect the organization's priorities and anticipated revenue and expenses.
  6. Diversified Revenue Streams: Cultivate multiple sources of funding to reduce reliance on any single revenue source and enhance financial stability.
  7. Cost Management: Monitor and control expenses effectively to optimize resources and maintain financial health.
  8. Risk Management: Identify, assess, and mitigate financial risks to protect the organization's assets and reputation.
  9. Performance Measurement: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate financial performance and impact, informing strategic decision-making.
  10. Compliance and Reporting: Adhere to all legal and regulatory requirements for nonprofit organizations and maintain accurate and timely financial reporting.

These principles guide non-profit organizations in maintaining fiscal responsibility, ensuring mission success, and building trust with donors, stakeholders, and the community. Adopting and adhering to these principles helps non-profits achieve their objectives while safeguarding their financial integrity.

Let's Work Together on a Non-Profit Finance Plan

I recently was an instructor for a non-profit finance session at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executive's annual event titled Center for Chamber Excellence. It was held at Texas A&M University in College Station.

I am happy to assist your Chamber in your financial structure, budgeting process, etc. Contact me for available dates.

Hello! I am Diane Probst

“When the storm comes, it’s not about avoiding it, but how you navigate through it that matters.”