News & Events

4/1/20 Webinar – Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times

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COVID 19 is impacting all walks of life currently. Dana Moore of Compass Advisors will lead a hands on webinar focused on cash forecasting across business lines and other tactical financial moves we should be considering as we deal with the ramifications of the COVID-19 Crisis.
 
Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, April 1, at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT 

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4/8/20 Webinar – A CFO Viewpoint of Insurance Coverage Considerations

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Sign up for this free, one-hour webinar with IMA Financial Group representatives who work with the nonprofit affordable housing industry’s captive insurance arm, HPIEx.
 
Topics will include director and officer insurance including for funds, third-party discrimination, employment practices liability (EPL), crime and other executive risk and corporate risks, rather than property issues.
 
 
 

Also available and a great primer is this introduction and overview on insurance coverage and dive into the various types of insurance in the presentation

 

4/29/20 Webinar – Budgeting and Forecasting Tools

 

Financial leaders from four nonprofit affordable housing developers will share key information about their current budgeting and forecasting tools – Adaptive Insights, Prophix/RealPage, Budget Maestro and Sage Intacct Budgeting and Planning –, including:
  • Why it was selected it
  • How it is being used
  • What it does or doesn’t do well
 

Save the Date – 2020 Financial Management & Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars for the Strength Matters Annual Meeting and Financial Management Conference to be held October 26-29, 2020.

Location to be announced in March. 

This gathering of nonprofit and mission-oriented for-profit real estate companies, as well as key investment partners, is a excellent venue to learn about industry changes, network with financial peers and plan for the future. 

New Guide! Insurance Coverage Considerations

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Strength Matters is pleased present, in partnership with Tracy Pride of IMA Financial Group, a CFO’s guide to the types of insurance coverages available – and things to consider when looking at how to protect your organization with the right coverage.

Start with the introduction and overview on insurance coverage and dive into the various types of insurance in the presentation

>> The Community Forum is a great place to ask other financial staff in affordable housing about their insurance coverage and risk management. 

2020 Boston Boot Camp

POSTPONED | In the interest of  health and safety, Strength Matters will be rescheduling this course for a later date. Thank you for understanding. 

Strength Matters will host a Boot Camp in Boston on March 17-18, 2020. Thanks to Massachusetts Housing Partnership and Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) for hosting the course

Email Lindsay (consult.lwells@gmail.com) with questions. 

Learn more


Strength Matters Boot Camp is designed to provide an overview of the accounting and financial reporting issues faced by a nonprofit housing enterprise. Accounting professionals working in this field require industry-specific information. The course also offers CPE credit. Examples of topics covered in this course:

  • The accounting differences unique to each entity type, such as limited partnerships.
  • Funding sources unique to the industry, such as HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other programs. Funding requests from these and commercial sources are examined both in lecture format and through case study.
  • Project surplus cash calculations and the loan and regulatory agreements to be considered.
  • Using materials published by Strength Matters, participants also focus on financial reporting issues that arise throughout the life cycle of an affordable housing property, from predevelopment through year-15 buyouts and beyond.

Upcoming California Boot Camps

 

The next Strength Matters Boot Camps will be held in: 

  • San Francisco – Oct. 16-17, 2019
  • Los Angeles – Nov. 14-15, 2019

Email Lindsay (consult.lwells@gmail.com) with questions. 

Learn more


Strength Matters Boot Camp is designed to provide an overview of the accounting and financial reporting issues faced by a nonprofit housing enterprise. Accounting professionals working in this field require industry-specific information. The course also offers CPE credit. Examples of topics covered in this course:

  • The accounting differences unique to each entity type, such as limited partnerships.
  • Funding sources unique to the industry, such as HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other programs. Funding requests from these and commercial sources are examined both in lecture format and through case study.
  • Project surplus cash calculations and the loan and regulatory agreements to be considered.
  • Using materials published by Strength Matters, participants also focus on financial reporting issues that arise throughout the life cycle of an affordable housing property, from predevelopment through year-15 buyouts and beyond.