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Fiscal Administration

Time limit: 120 days
6 credits

$150 Enroll

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Course Title

Fiscal Administration

Course Description

This course is part of the Management and Supervision in Human Services professional certificate program, which is geared toward professionals who find themselves in a management or supervisory role at a social work agency or human services organization, yet have not had formal management training or leadership experience.

Modules 1 and 2: Financial Management

In Financial Management, we will discuss how management requires being able to design a program's budget and understand how to manage a budget. The session will first provide an introduction to budgeting, the purpose of budgeting, the budget process, and how to work with a budget variance. The second half of the session will cover compensation, benefits, and understanding key financial statements. The session will utilize lectures and activities to help you learn the skills to develop and manage a budget, and understand the finances of a non-profit organization.

Modules 3 and 4: Grant Writing

In Grant Writing, we will discuss what elements make a grant that funders want to fund, finding the “right” funder for your agency, determining your “sweet-spot” for funders, and leveraging that knowledge to win grants. The session will also explore ways to sustain funding after the grant expires, and how to write grants for various funders including philanthropists, private and family foundations, state and local governments, and federal grants, all of which require very different and varied components. We will also review how the new dynamic of grant writing caused by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed what foundations are looking for. By the end of the session, participants will be able to understand and identify the most receptive funder for their cause.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn how non-profit organizations use, develop, and manage budgets, along with adjusting for variances.

  • Participants will learn basic compensation concepts.

  • Participants will be introduced to the five basic financial statements used in not for profit organizations.

  • Participants will gain a foundation on the entire grants process (prospect research, stewardship, grant writing, grant submission, and follow-up).

  • Participants will review how to draft a competitive grant proposal (standard vs. COVID-19).

  • Participants will determine ways to increase institutional giving at their organization.

General Information

You must be 18 years old to participate in the Management and Supervision in Human Services courses. All sales are final; we are not able to offer refunds. Registrations may not be transferred to another person or to another course, workshop, or program.

Online registration is required to participate in a course. Tuition for each certificate course is $150 to be paid by debit or credit card. Registrations will be processed upon receipt of payment. Payment is due in full in order to enroll.

These courses are approved for CEUs for Social Workers in MA, CT, RI, and VT. They meet the requirements for Continuing Education Hours established by the State Board of Social Worker Licensure in ME. If your state is not listed, please check with your local state licensing board to ensure the course meets state requirements prior to registering.

Boston College Continuing Education is required to ensure attendance to award CEUs. Participants must complete the entire program(s) they register for and all available quizzes to receive CEUs; we are not able to award partial CEUs. Those who do not attend the entire program will be unable to receive CEUs.

Course Instructors

Claire Donohue

Patrick J. McCabe
Part-Time Faculty
Boston College School of Social Work

Patrick J. McCabe, MBA, MSW, LICSW, is a part-time faculty member at the Boston College School of Social Work (GSSW). He teaches Financial Management and Human Resource Development. Patrick earned his BA in Psychology from the UMass, his MSW from the GSSW, and his MBA from Brandeis University’s Heller School. Patrick has been an administrator developing and overseeing programs for over 15 years for non-profits and hospitals. Early work included overseeing a homeless program in Maine, developing a program for children with special needs in Rhode Island, and supporting MBHP’s effort for implementing the Children’s Services in Massachusetts. Patrick has worked in various administrative roles at Boston Children’s Hospital, Westwood Lodge Psychiatric Hospital, and the Emerson Physician Hospital Organization. Patrick is currently the Regional Director of Operations for VillageMD.

Claire Donohue

Sandy Saenbounmy
Grants Manager
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Sandy Saenbounmy, MSW, is the Associate Director of Institutional Giving at Boston Center for the Arts. Prior to this role, she was the Grants Manager at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley where she helped manage a $7M grants budget. Additionally, she worked for a number of nonprofits, both in direct service and fundraising capacities, over the last seven years. Sandy earned her Master of Social Work degree from Boston College and her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College.