Designed for staff and volunteers of all abilities and organizations of all sizes, this four-week course provides an accessible, clear, and even fun introduction to financial concepts. From understanding expenses and income to how to establish an endowment, this course will equip you with a toolkit to engage with finance on your terms and to your ability.
Over the four weeks, students will participate in dynamic discussions, review relevant and timely case studies and readings, and ultimately build a real, usable budget tailored to their organization’s needs.
Whether you have financial responsibilities at your organization, wish to build a skill set for a leadership position in the future, or simply want to better comprehend and contribute to financial decision-making, this course is for you.
COURSE DATES: May 28 – June 25, 2019
COST: $150 Members / $250 Nonmembers
OPEN REGISTRATION: March 5 – May 22, 2019; 20 participant limit
FORMAT: Online, weekly-paced course
LENGTH: 4 weeks
PARTICIPATION STYLE: Weekly real-time online chats (schedule to be determined based on student availability); weekly assignments; final course assignment
MATERIALS: One recommended text; students should bring real-life financial information to the course to be used in course assignments to create a budget. Note: all institutional financial information will be kept confidential and shared only with the instructor.
CREDIT: Successful completion of this course (80% or higher) will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.