Skip to main content

StrongNonprofits Toolkit

September 13, 2018
Resources to strengthen your nonprofit financial management

Data and Analysis​​​​​​

Financial decisions can be only as good as the data and analysis they are based on. The tools in this section will help you look at your financial information with ​​an eye toward strategic decision making to help your organization carry out its mission over the long term.

StrongNonprofits Toolkit

Financial Health Analysis Tool

This data-visualization tool provides a snapshot of your nonprofit's financial health based on four years of financial data and with a focus on liquidity. The package here includes the tool, video guidance and a couple of related resources. ​

Financial Health Analysis Tool, StrongNonprofits Toolkit
Related Resources
Article: The Key to Long Term Financial Health: (LUNA)

This article discusses the importance of liquid reserves to an organization's financial health and sustainability.

Download Article (.pdf)

The Key to Long Term Financial Health: Liquid Unrestricted Net Assets (LUNA)

This excel-based tool can help you quickly and clearly see your current Liquid Unrestricted Net Assets.

Calculate your LUNA (.xlsx)


Tracking Key Performance Indicators

Create a customized quarterly dashboard illustrating results among a set of key performance indicators (KPIs).

Choose KPIs relevant to your organization, set targets/benchmarks for each and enter results on a quarterly basis. The template displays a table indicating whether results are better than the goal (represented by a "green" indicator), close to the goal ("yellow"), or worse than the goal ("red")​.

KPI Dashboard Template Thumbnail
Related Resources
Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit Dashboard

This article presents guidelines, strategies and examples of effective nonprofit management "dashboard" reporting.

View Article

Year-End Forecast Template

Financial forecasting is an integral part of a nonprofit’s planning process and can allow for course corrections to meet your annual financial goals.

This forecasting template helps you quickly estimate how you are likely to end the year financially based on year-to-date results and other assumptions.​

Year-End Forecast Template, StrongNonprofits Toolkit

Understanding Audited Financial Statements

This (30-minute) video guide explains each component of the audited financial statement package, highlighting how your staff and board can use them to understand key indicators of your organization’s financial health and performance.​​

Related Resources
When Looking at Financials, Don't Do What Seems Most Obvious

This article discusses the importance of examining a nonprofit's unrestricted operating results to help measure the organization's financial performance over time.

View the Article

Next Steps: Audit Readiness

With solid financial operations and good data, your annual audit should go smoothly—use the Audit Readiness​ resources to track assets and prepare for the process.

Share This


Sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter and news from Wallace.