The nonprofit financial world is changing quickly, and the isolated CFO has been rendered obsolete. The future nonprofit CFO is a mission-infused, proactive leader who interacts with a finance-driven program and administrative team. Finance and mission are integrated and inseparable, and it’s important to understand how everything connects. The ultimate goal of the mission-infused finance capacity is a sustainable nonprofit that is able to invest in its mission and strategy over time to meet the demands and needs of a continually evolving world. The connection between finance and mission that leads to organizational success is manifest in these three goals.
- Partnership and financial function integration with all sectors of the organization
- Alignment of short- and long-term goals with all partners
- Access to the tools to achieve mission-infused organizational practices