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.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Online, course available July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Location: Online

Instructor: TBA

Fee: $79

Program Number: 7350-8456

Note: Students will have access to workshop for 30 days

Registration Deadline: Wed., June 29, 2016

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