The final of eight workshops in the 2011 Nonprofit Learning Series, sponsored by the Putnam County Community Foundation and the Montgomery County Community Foundation, is titled "Financial Dashboards: Building and Using an Organizational Dashboard to Focus and Track Organizational Performance."
The guest speaker will be Bryan Orander of Charitable Advisors. The workshop will take place on Monday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Country Club.
Nonprofit organizations have been attempting for years to create workable "dashboards" to measure performance. The most challenging aspect of developing a dashboard is in choosing a set of performance indicators that is relevant for your organization.
"Do we measure what is important or do we make important what we measure?" Orander asks.
The workshop will show how you can implement a new format for such measurements. Developed during a three-year project with 10 small community-based nonprofit organizations this new format has become invaluable to the organizations employing the dashboards.
Attendees will leave with an understanding of the dashboard concept, informative handouts and online resources to help assemble their own organizational dashboard.
The Non-Profit Learning Series is designed to enrich and advance non-profit associations, organizations, churches, and units of government.
Cost is $15 if registered by Oct. 17 and $25 at the door. The cost includes the workshop, a catered lunch, and all workshop materials. To register, persons may contact Dean Gambill in the Putnam County Community Foundation office at 653-4978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Putnam County Community Foundation, established in 1985, administers more than 220 funds and endowments for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To discover all the ways you might make a difference, contact Elaine Peck at 653-4978.