Why Do Balance Sheets Matter?

Tuesday, April 12, 2:00 EDT/ 11:00 PDT [PASSED]
Rodney Christopher, Vice President, Consulting Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Session 3 of the 9-part  2011 Web Conference Series
A recording of this presentation is available here.


As a follow-up to his 2010 GIA Conference session and his article for the Spring 2011 GIA Reader, Rodney Christopher will lead an interactive presentation about an important but unloved topic: balance sheets. Rodney will offer guidance on engaging your grantees on the subject of their capital needs and touch on ways you can incorporate the review and discussion of your grantees’ balance sheets into your due diligence process and ongoing portfolio management. Come prepared with questions about specific balance sheets.

Presenter Bios:
Rodney Christopher serves as vice president, Consulting Services at Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), where he has been employed from 1992 to 1996 and again since 2001. As one of NFF's most broadly experienced team members, Rodney's clients are both nonprofits and foundations, and he divides his time between custom engagements, client coaching, public presentations, product development and training NFF staff. In the five years between his two stints at NFF, Rodney worked in television production, as story coordinator at All My Children and as a script PA on Saturday Night Live. He has an M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from New School University and a B.A. summa cum laude in Social Sciences (with a minor in Dance and Theater) from Bard College at Simon's Rock (the nation’s first early college), which established a scholarship fund in his name in 2006 to help its students afford study abroad. Rodney is the Board Treasurer for Fractured Atlas.