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How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement

Interpret the major financial accounting statements by nonprofits. Understand the types of financial statements and how they differ from for-profit financial reporting. Learn the uses of analysis, or ratio analysis for nonprofits.

This course can be applied to the Introductory Nonprofit Certificate.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the documents and financial statements included in a nonprofit organization’s financial report
  • Describe the nature of business enterprises and nonprofit organizations, as reflected by the statement of financial position
  • Define financial (ratio) analysis and explain its objectives and limitations
  • Identify the various categories of financial ratios used in nonprofit analyses
  • Define and calculate the ratios within each category
  • Analyze the information found in nonprofit statements of financial positions, activities and cash flows


This workshop is self-paced and online. You will have access to this workshop for 30 days. Upon successful completion, you will receive a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education completion verification.

Learners must score an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit.


This workshop is designed for adult learners involved or interested in nonprofit management.

Open enrollment - register any time

Location: Online

Instructor: TBA

Fee: $79

CEUs: 0.5

Program Number: 7350-9531

Registration Deadline: Fri., June 30, 2017

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