Building financial capacity for NGOs and their partners - 1 day training course with John Cammack

Event Description

Building financial capacity for NGOs and their partners - 1 day training course with John Cammack


Cost (includes sandwich lunch & refreshments):

SWIDN Members: £75-£125 + booking fee (price depends on membership category)
Non-Members: £150 + booking fee
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About the course

Financial management is the lifeblood of an organisation. Everyone working to achieve an NGO’s objectives has an important role to play in ensuring effective and proper use of financial resources. However, where basic financial management skills are lacking, it may stop donors funding the organisation, and possibly reduce programme impact.

This practical course gives an overview and provides practical tools to improve financial capacity with both your own and your partners’ organisations. It also builds participants confidence in knowing what to look for to be ‘ready for funding’.

Course content
- The ‘what, why and who’ of financial management for NGOs
- How to achieve good practice in financial management – key principles and frameworks 
- Budgeting as a key process to improve financial capacity
- Donors requirements as a prerequisite of funding
- Strategic issues to build capacity and sustainability
- Working with partners to build their capacity


Learning objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- use financial management skills to build strong organisational capacity
- manage budget processes and cash flow
- explain donor funding requirements about financial management
- use practical approaches to managing ‘reserves’ and ‘core costs’
- advise a partner on appropriate financial systems and practices and to build its capacity.


Trainer profile
John Cammack is a highly experienced advisor, consultant and trainer for the international not-for-profit/NGO sector. He was previously head of international finance at Oxfam GB and senior lecturer in accounting and financial management at Oxford Brookes University.

John is a qualified accountant, manager and teacher, who holds an MSc in international development management and an MBA. He has worked with a wide range of agencies in over 50 countries, working with groups at all levels. He has been a trustee for a number of NGOs.

His publications are widely used in the NGO sector. John was named as Global Business Insight Awards NGO Consulting firm of the year 2019.


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