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.

Participants must score an average test score of at least 70 percent 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.

Date: Open enrollment - register any time

Location: Online

Instructor: TBA

Fee: $79

CEUs: 0.5

Program Number: 7710-11283

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