Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times


  • June 15, 2021
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We have all 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 for this interactive session as we explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenario and contingency plans for your organization’s budget. This session will provide techniques and approaches to having practical conversations critical to organizational decision making, while providing analytical tools to assist in gauging the risks to your income and the flexibility of your expenses.

This workshop is designed to be a collaborative and participatory learning environment that will bring together Propel Nonprofits finance specialists with participants to share learnings, answer questions and provide support.

Organizations are encouraged to have more than one person attend this session. The training is open to everyone and will be especially helpful for Executive Directors, finance staff, Board Chairs and/or Board Treasurers who are or want to be engaged in financial planning for the organization.

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June 15, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • 75.00


About the Presenter

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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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Registration Policy

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Your space is guaranteed upon receipt of the registration fee. Online payment is made using the registration link associated with your selected training. Registration fees may also be paid by check. Make checks payable to Propel Nonprofits. Checks must be received prior to event to complete registration and guarantee space. 

Registrations canceled prior to the start of a training receive a full refund or credit transferable for you or another person to attend a future scheduled workshop. No refunds or credits will be granted for no-shows. To cancel or adjust reservations prior to the event contact Abby Frank Taylor at 612.249.6758 or