Webinars

Accessing and Managing Credit 
Cash Flow Planning
Critical Elements in Nonprofit Financial Statements
Developing a Useful Financial Model
Endowments & Capitalization for Orchestras 
Facility Projects: Planning, Funding and Financing Strategies
Health Care Reform Requirements for Employers
Sound Financial Planning

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for Arts Organizations


Accessing and Managing Credit
(developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund)

How an organization is assessed for creditworthiness? Learn how to assess your organization in its ability to qualify for and access credit. At the end of this webinar, nonprofit managers and board members will be more comfortable understanding how their organization can consider a variety of credit scenarios and identify the various approaches available to you. You will follow a real-life nonprofit case study to demonstrate how various debt scenarios can impact your organization’s financial health and viability.

Free to League members; available on-demand. To access this webinar, you must create an account and register on the Nonprofit Finance Fund website. Click here to register and view this webinar. (When registering, the group key is: metlife)


Cash Flow Planning
(developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund)

This timely, practical webinar will provide participants with tips and tools to understand how to appropriately plan and monitor cash needs by analyzing your incoming and outgoing cash, including learning to use a monthly cash flow projection.

Free to League members; available on-demand. To access this webinar, you must create an account and register on the Nonprofit Finance Fund website. Click here to register and view this webinar. (When registering, the group key is: metlife)


Critical Elements in Nonprofit Financial Statements
(developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund)

This webinar is designed to increase the comfort of nonprofit managers and board members in reading and interpreting nonprofit financial statements. Learn to balance your organization’s mission with its financial realities. You will receive a crash course on interpreting your financial statements to reveal the business underpinning your programs; follow a real-life nonprofit case study, with financial information drawn to demonstrate how the choices you make impact your organization’s financial health and viability; and review the use of financials in articulating your resource needs to stakeholders.

Free to League members; available on-demand. To access this webinar, you must create an account and register on the Nonprofit Finance Fund website. Click here to register and view this webinar. (When registering, the group key is: metlife)


Developing a Useful Financial Model

Learn how to assemble the financial picture of your orchestra and present the information in a total of three concise pages. This model offers flexibility as well as expense/revenue detail that is helpful to all budget size orchestras.

Presenters: Ed Sermier, former CFO, New York Philharmonic and consultant; Graham Parker, former executive director, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Kristine Spensieri, CFO, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Free to League members; available on-demand. Register here.


Endowments & Capitalization for Orchestras
(developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund)

In this webinar, learn about traditional endowments and cash reserves, including benefits, tradeoffs, and capitalization planning. Participants will review a case study exercise on the role of raising an endowment on organizational operations and examine a 990-based sector analysis of League-member organizations.

Free to League members; available on-demand. Register here.


Facility Projects: Planning, Funding and Financing Strategies
(developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund)

This three-part webinar will demystify the various fundraising and financing strategies available to pay for a facility project. Study the impact acquisition can have on your organization’s mission, programs, structure, operations, fundraising and financial health. Topics include:

  • Planning for your project and understanding its impact on your organization
  • The relationship between operating, project and fundraising budgets
  • An overview of cash flow statements
  • The lending process and various financing options

Free to League members; available on-demand. Register here.


Health Care Reform Requirements for Employers

New health care requirements for employers begin to kick in as early as October 1, 2013. The League has arranged access for member orchestras to a comprehensive webinar examining how nonprofit employers are and will be affected by the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the health care reform law. Independent Sector, the national organization for the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, held a webinar in July 2013 advising nonprofit employers on what you need to know between now and full implementation in 2014, including the definitions of large and small employers and the requirements unique to each group, as well as proposed regulations that could have further impact on employers. Presented by a health law expert from Washington Council Ernst Young, this webinar provides key information about the employer requirements — including reporting, the health care exchanges, insurance mandates — and up-coming deadlines. This webinar is free and available on-demand from the League.

Once your orchestra has viewed the webinar, please consider This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , as we continue to explore additional resources that may be of help to orchestras.


Sound Financial Planning
(developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund)

This timely, practical webinar will provide participants with tips and tools to lead their organizations during challenging times and beyond. NFF will offer guidance to enhance staff’s understanding of the interplay between financial risk, revenue reliability and fixed costs. We will also discuss how this information can be used to inform planning and decision-making organization-wide.

Free to League members; available on-demand. To access this webinar, you must create an account and register on the Nonprofit Finance Fund website. Click here to register and view this webinar. (When registering, the group key is: metlife)


Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for Arts Organizations
(developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund)

This webinar is designed for executive directors and other senior staff and will examine how partnerships, alliances, and mergers can be positive, strategic decisions for organizations with compatible missions and services. While it is commonly assumed that strategic alliances always involve mergers, there are many options that orchestras can use to develop partnerships to help them achieve mutual goals. Mergers and alliances are powerful leadership tools that can greatly support common mission by building organizational strength.

This practical webinar offers orchestras the insight, tools, and guidance they need to better understand the benefits and potential concerns of strategic alliances among arts organizations. Learn how to use a nationally-recognized framework to decide what type of collaboration to pursue, and be better equipped to discuss options for collaboration with other arts organization.

Free to League members; available on-demand. To access this webinar, you must create an account on the Nonprofit Finance Fund website- it only takes two minutes! Click here to create your account and view this webinar. When registering, the group key is: metlife


Webinars developed in partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund are made possible by a generous grant from MetLife Foundation.

Additional support for Webinars is provided by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., and National Endowment for the Arts, and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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