Arts Leadership and Management Academy

Enhancing St. Louis arts and cultural organizations through a strengths-based approach to capacity building and leadership.

Financial Leadership for the Arts

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
9 am to 12 pm

Financial leadership is the art of guiding a nonprofit to sustainability – producing exceptional mission impact and sustained financial health. This workshop discusses the executive director’s role as the financial leader of the organization and provides steps to help you better assess your finances, balance your mission and money and strengthen your business model today. We’ll also discuss how to engage your Board of Directors in the finances and answer your questions.

Arts Leadership and Management Academy Arts and Education CouncilAbout the Instructor
Steven D. Zimmerman, CPA, MBA is the principal of Spectrum Nonprofit Services, where he provides training and consulting in the areas of finance and strategy for community-based organizations throughout the country. Steve is co-author of the best-selling book “Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability” published by Jossey-Bass in 2010. He writes the Finance and Strategy column for Blue Avocado, an online magazine for nonprofits with 60,000 subscribers, and has also written for The Nonprofit Quarterly and Board Source. In addition to having worked at CompassPoint, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit consulting, training and research providers, Steve’s extensive nonprofit experience includes serving as a chief financial officer, development director and associate director at community-based nonprofits. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Yale University.


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For the pilot year of ALMA, workshops will be held in the Centene Center for Arts and Education.  Individual workshops are $30, and $300 for those who register for the complete 11 workshop series. Click on the "Register Now" button to enroll.

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