Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times


  • July 21, 2021
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We all have learned skills to build assumptions that reliably helped us predict the next year or two for our organizations. But do you find your carefully developed budgets, forecasts, and plans suddenly have been turned upside down? Now you’re not sure your tools still work, but you know you must do something. 

Join us as we explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenario and contingency plans for your organizations. The webinar will provide techniques and approaches to having practical conversations critical to organizational decision making, while also providing analytical tools to assist in gauging the risks to your income and the flexibility of your expenses. 

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July 21, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


  • Free


About the Presenters

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Sarah Jackson

I’ve been working with or for nonprofit organizations in Minnesota for more than a decade in various roles including as executive director of the Minnesota News Council and program director for the Minnesota Newspaper Association. Knowledge of nonprofit finance once eluded me, but now I love helping nonprofit leaders decipher and understand the often exclusionary language of finance. As a lender, trainer and partner, I work closely with nonprofits in the upper Midwest supporting their important mission-driven work. I earned degrees in Journalism and Philosophy from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. I love books, newspapers, travel, cooking, sports, and Lake Superior.

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Mary Ann Ehlshlager

My decades of experience in nonprofit leadership have shown me that excellence in financial management is critical not just to the stewardship of balance sheets, but to empowering nonprofits to achieve the greatest mission impact. Collaborative by nature, I enjoy de-mystifying financial leadership for volunteers and staff throughout an organization. I am originally from Virginia but my work as an executive director in nonprofit theatres has allowed me to serve the nonprofit sectors in New York, Delaware, and Washington. I am thrilled to be back in Minnesota where, earlier in my career, I served as the Project Manager for the new Guthrie Theatre. My hobbies include public history, reparative genealogy, and riding my motorcycle.

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