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Learning the Lingo – Accounting for Nonprofits

December 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Can you understand what an accountant, a board member, or a consultant is saying to you when they ask for reports or schedules?

Learning the lingo of accounting is a critical skill for both young and established nonprofits. Creating a fiscally responsible organization is key to help you raise money to support your mission. Whether you know some of the terminology, or don’t know what you don’t know…this presentation is for you!

In addition to a list of terms and definitions, you’ll learn the why and how of these terms. You’ll receive a pre-test for you to test your knowledge and take notes.

Both accountants and consultants have contributed to this list of over 30 terms, to ensure your job is easier and to make sure it’s done right the first time. No more nights looking things up on the Internet just to deliver tomorrow what they asked for today! We’ll give real world examples so you can see the terminology in action.

After this workshop you’ll be able to communicate in accounting terms as it pertains to your organization. Bring any questions you may have as there will be time for Q&A.

About the presenter:

Dieneke Heerema is Chief Officer of Everything (COE) at A Counting House, incorporated in 2001. She’s been working in bookkeeping and accounting since 1987.

She’s currently serving six nonprofits, setting up Charts of Accounts and training staff. Earlier this year she created a set of books for a manufacturing business doing over a million dollars in business, in less than six months.

She has presented new business, accounting, and QuickBooks software training to over a dozen groups, both in person and virtually.

Additional details:

This workshop will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive the link to access the workshop via email after signing up.

The workshop recording will be available for viewing for a limited time to participants who complete the evaluation survey at the end of the workshop.

Image and Audio Consent and Release:

This workshop will be recorded. By attending this event, you acknowledge that your image and audio may be captured in the recording pending your participation, and you agree that the Center for Social Change reserves the right to license, sell, archive, maintain, distribute, and/or share the workshop recording for any reason or purpose, and you release the Center for Social Change from all liability related to the live virtual workshop or the use of its recording.


December 10, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm