Financial Fitness with Linda Gorrie
October 28$30 – $45
Various dates; see below
Price: $30 BC Alliance members / $45 non-members – discounted rate if you take all three workshops!
These three workshops, which can be taken separately or together, will help you upgrade your financial basics and start thinking strategically about how to whip your organization’s budget into shape. If you’re interested in taking all three of these workshops, please contact Joyce Wan at firstname.lastname@example.org to access a discounted rate!
Workshop 1 – Financial Fitness: The Basics
Wednesday, October 28, 3:00- 4:30 p.m.
Learn about full cycle accounting, financial statements, budget overviews, and how to work with your bookkeeper and board of directors. Perfect for arts administrators just getting started working with finances, this workshop will help you find your feet.
Workshop 2 – Financial Fitness: Reporting and Relationships
Wednesday, November 4, 3:00- 4:30 p.m.
The basics, part two. Participants will get into details about internal reporting to budget, how to create and populated external reports (e.g., CADAC, WCB, T3010, T2), and the ins and outs of cash flow.
Workshop 3 – Financial Fitness: Strategic Thinking
Wednesday, November 18, 3:00- 4:30 p.m.
This session focuses in on thinking strategically about the finances of your organization. Participants can expect an overview of two assessment tools, the ins and outs of capacity building and strategic investment, and guidance on how to figure out the right revenue mix for your organization.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Linda Gorrie has been working as a professional arts administrator since 1984, most recently as administrative director of Playwrights Theatre Centre (1998-2013), director of finance and administration for the Vancouver International Film Festival Society (2013-2017) and business management consultant to the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and grunt gallery (2004-present). She participated in the Banff Centre School of Management Arts Management Program (1987), was a member of the Executive Director’s Learning Circle (Vantage Point) and was awarded the Mary Phillips Prize at the 2005 Jessie Theatre Awards. She served as treasurer of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) (2005-2015), and chairperson of the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation (2008-2015). She is currently a board member for Neworld Theatre.