Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. In addition, NAA offers a variety of opportunities for virtual professional development (PD) through meaningful content, conversations and connections. Click here to see full descriptions of virtual PD offerings.

Get Geared Up: Financial Planning Resources from The Wallace Foundation

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:07

As a new school year approaches, planning ahead financially is usually in the front of every afterschool leader's mind—though finding helpful resources can sometimes be a challenge.

The Wallace Foundation's Knowledge Center gathers useful blogs, tools and reports specifically for afterschool leaders looking to better their afterschool programs.

Out-of-School Time Cost Calculator
This online tool allows users to calculate the costs of running a variety of high-quality afterschool programs.

What If? The Art of Scenario Thinking for Nonprofits
This downloadable book outlines an approach to scenario thinking and planning for nonprofit organizations, including a definition of scenario thinking, examples of scenario thinking in practice, and stories and lessons from the field.

"Basic" Cash Flow Projections Template
This simplified version of the cash flow projections template allows users to compare detailed revenue projections to high-level expense estimates on a monthly basis, identifying potential cash shortfalls up to 12 months in advance.

Funding Opportunity Assessment Tool
A questionnaire to help nonprofit managers and their teams decide whether it's wise to take on a new funding or contract opportunity.

Nonprofit Accounting Basics: Internal Reporting for Good Management - Budgeting
An overview of budgeting basics including processes, terms, concepts and capital budgeting for nonprofit financial management.

A Five-Step Guide to Budgeting for Nonprofits
This presentation describes a team-based approach to budget development for nonprofit financial management including goals, personnel and process.

Fixed Asset and Depreciation Schedule
This worksheet is intended to assist in tracking an organization's fixed assets and annual depreciation estimates.

For more helpful tools and resources, visit