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Certificate of Financial Vitality

Create a thriving organization in a challenging funding environment.

Starting October 4, 2017

Vitality is about the capacity to live, grow or develop. It implies vigor and energy found only in a few nonprofits. A financially vital organization takes smart, calculated risks to invest in itself; has a culture focused on mission, results, and community impact; and has mastered strategy by implementing strategic planning, work planning, and an effective budget process. Financial vitality is about more than survival: it is about thriving in a challenging environment and using all the tools available to make a difference.

This four-part series will allow you to:

  • Determine the real net worth of your organization by using your Balance Sheet in your strategy
  • Invest in your organization’s goals by applying real budget to your mission outcomes
  • Create impact beyond individual programs
  • Infuse your organization with a culture that supports financial vitality
  • Build a real plan that leads to a thriving organization

These highly interactive sessions will be stocked with case studies, interactive group discussions, and hands-on exercises. Come prepared to write performance measures for your organization.


October, 2017
FV 301 | Financial Vitality Defined and Practiced: Result Measures to the Balance Sheet

November 8, 2017
FV 302 | Financial Vitality: Redefining the Operating Reserve for Innovation

December 6, 2017
FV 303 | Organizational Culture: Building a Culture to Support Vitality

January 10, 2018
FV 304 | Building the Plan: Strategies for Achieving Vitality


Development staff and executive leadership

Program Stats


  • Starts October 4, 2017


9:00 am - 3 pm


Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303

Registration Details

Member: $499
Nonmember: $699

Summer 2017
Starts: October 4, 2017
FV 301 - 10.4.17
FV 302 - 11.8.17
FV 203 - 12.6.17
FV 304 - 1.10.18



A full year of learning, and this program is included! Learn more about this exclusive opportunity for GCN member organizations.