FREE WEBINAR: Budgeting for Beginners


Get a high-level overview of the nonprofit budgeting process at our free webinar on November 26!


Often nonprofit staff and volunteers without financial training wind up in charge of organization or program budgets. This introductory webinar is for non-financial people who want to learn the basic building blocks of good budgeting. We'll look at the entire budgeting process from a high level, including the basic building blocks of who, when, why, and how. We'll also give you an idea of what other resources can help, including an inside look at the CharityVillage Budgeting for Nonprofits eLearning course, authored by the webinar presenter, Gordon Holley of Humanity Financial Management Inc.

Budgeting for Beginners (and non-financial people) 

Topic: Budgeting for Beginners (and non-financial people) in Small to Mid-Size Charities and Nonprofit Organizations

Date: Tuesday, November 26 at 1pm ET / 10am PT (webinar is one hour in length)

Audience: Nonprofit employees and volunteers without a finance background and who would like to better understand the budgeting process.

Cost: Free - Register Now

Important Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren't able to connect to the live session, rest assured you'll get the full recording by email the following day.

What you'll learn

Learning objectives for this session include:

  • Why? Understand why a good budget is one of the most valuable organizational tools
  • Who? Learn who should participate in the budgeting process and what they’re roles should be
  • When? Explain the budgeting cycle and when it should happen
  • How? Clarify the budgeting process and the steps required to create a really useful budget
  • Review additional resources for budgeting, including the Budgeting for Nonprofits eLearning course

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded - if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request.

Budgeting for Nonprofits eLearning course

Need help creating and managing your organization’s budget? The Budgeting for Nonprofits is divided into two parts and jam packed with the information you need to help you understand, create and manage your budget throughout the year.

This course is on-demand, meaning that you can take it anytime, at your own pace. The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete from start to finish, but you have unlimited access for 3 months. The access period starts when you click the green "Start Learning Now" button for the first time. You can choose to take the course in one sitting or in smaller bites. Either way, the course is entirely flexible and up to you how fast you complete it!

Completion of the course and a grade of 70% on the final exam will entitle you to Certificate of Completion. This training may be used to meet the requirements for renewing the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) credential and is continuing education certification-eligible through the Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources - Ontario (PAVR-O).

About the presenter and Budgeting for Nonprofits course author

Gordon Holley is the President and CEO of Humanity Financial Management Inc. As a CPA, CA, Gordon loves helping organizations that are trying to make the world a better place. He has over 40 years of experience on charity and not-for-profit boards, mostly as treasurer. In his role at Humanity Financial, Gordon sees the stress and anxiety produced by finances and financial reporting for many not-for-profit-organizations (NFPOs), charity board members, and senior staff. He excels at providing financial oversight to NFPOs and charities to help them better manage their internal finances and financial budgeting and reporting, and reducing everyone’s financial stress and anxiety.

What's a webinar?

Think of a webinar as a way to attend a conference without leaving your workplace or home. Using your computer and telephone, you can hear a presentation (like a conference call) and also see the presenter's slides (watching over an internet connection). You won't be able to see the presenter, or others attending the program -- and they won't be able to see you. You will be able to ask questions - the webinar can be as interactive as you want to make it. The webinar will also be recorded and made available to you after the session, so there's no need for frantic note-taking!

Don't miss out on this free learning opportunity - register today!

We are here to help!

Have a question about CharityVillage and how we can help you with your recruitment? Your local Territory Manager would be happy to hear from you and would be pleased to answer any of your questions.

Toronto - Central
Amanda Dexter: 1-877-459-1352
Jane Barr: 1-866-888-2232

North & East Toronto, Eastern Ontario, National Capital Region, Quebec & Atlantic Canada
Amanda Dexter: 1-877-459-1352

North & West Toronto, Central / Southwestern / Northern Ontario & Nunavut
Jane Barr: 1-866-888-2232

Western Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon & NWT
Stephanie Wilson (nee Mc Leod): 1-855-248-0673


"I am a CPA so have a high level of knowledge prior to attending your webinars but I do attend - there's always something new or I get a reminder - and I recommend to my NPO clients."

- Past CharityVillage Webinar Participant