We are delighted to invite you to our workshop on

Financial Management for Non-Profits – Budgets, Forecasts and Management Accounts

In this workshop you will gain an understanding of:

  1. The operating environment (legal, economic and fiduciary) associated with Non Profit sector in Switzerland This will include an appreciation of the external factors (risks)
  2. Good Governance – what does this mean and how does an NGO apply it. e.g. Accountability, Transparency, Diversity, Sustainability
  3. Financial Systems and Internal Controls – how to implement these in a small/medium NGO or association

As always, we will work on practical examples to ensure that even those who are “allergic” to finances leave the workshop with new tools and skills to be more able to support projects in this area.

Additional resources, websites and other references will be shared for further research and application.

This workshop will be provided by:

Joanna Boyd, a Giving Women Member, originally British and now also a Swiss citizen, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London working in audit, training and consulting before taking a career break to raise 3 children and has lived and worked all over the world. She recently graduated with an MSc in Philanthropy and Grant Management from CASS Business School London, and is now following her passion to work in the development sector having moved from Zurich to Geneva this summer.


Jonathan Suchar, the husband of a Giving Women Members. He grew up in Venezuela and lives in Geneva. He holds a Master in Economic Analysis and Finance Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, advanced studies in Financial Management from Geneva University and a B.A in Business Administration with a Major in Management, Banking & Finance. With more than 10 years of experience in financial management, accounting and planning in multinational environments within the Non-Profit and private sectors related to trade and sustainable development he is excited to share his knowledge and experience with our community.

Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone who may be interested and bring a friend!

It is Giving Women policy that non-members are welcome to attend Giving Women Informal Lunch once as well as two workshops. If you would like to attend any additional events, we invite you to become a member.