NEW YORK, NY, March 16, 2022 – CSBM PARTNERING WITH LISC FOR WEBINAR SERIES: “ROADMAP TO FISCAL SECURITY”
Charter School Business Management (CSBM) is proud to announce their partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in an upcoming three-part webinar series, called “Introducing our Roadmap to Fiscal Security.” (CSBM) will share insights about their Fiscal Responsibility Method© throughout the series, starting with their upcoming session on March 29th. Webinar attendees will learn proven practices for addressing and reconciling common causes and symptoms of poor financial management. They will also gain the knowledge they will need to evaluate your school’s current fiscal practices and identify opportunities for improvement.
LISC was first conceived by the Ford Foundation in 1979, with a vision to be an “intermediary,” as a nimble non-profit with strong community partnerships that would connect hard-to-tap public and private resources with underinvested places and people working to access opportunities every one of us deserves. Today, LISC continues that legacy and bring government, foundations and for-profit companies who have capital to residents and local institutions by offering them the connection of relationships and expertise to help community organizations attract resources that allow for them to do their best work. (https://www.lisc.org/about-us/)
Schoolbuild is LISC’s research portal for charter schools embarking on a facilities project. SchoolBuild: From Idea to Construction is a one-stop shop for guidance and information about developing facilities for charter schools. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) created this research portal with an aim to smooth the path for school leaders embarking on a real estate project, increase schools’ access to the capital markets, provide relevant sector data that’s updated in real time—and ultimately lower schools’ cost of capital by promoting transparency and competition among vendors. SchoolBuild includes the information traditionally found in our Landscape Studies, but also guides schools through the entire facility-development process, from start to finish. It is designed to provide practical insights and solutions to charter school leaders at any and all stages of the process. They will be able to identify potential partners for their construction projects, determine what they can afford and what their project will cost, and learn best practices for completing their facility projects. (https://www.lisc.org/charter-schools/about-schoolbuild/)
Webinar sessions are as follows:
Roadmap to Fiscal Security: Reconcile the Past
Tues., March 29th from 2:00 – 3:00pm ET
As a school leader or board member, it is essential that you understand and practice responsible financial management for your school/network. Learn CSBM’s proven practices for addressing and reconciling common causes and symptoms of poor financial management.
Roadmap to Fiscal Security: Command the Present
Tues., April 5th from 2:00 – 3:00pm ET
Are your financial reports, forecasts and metrics satisfying all of your stakeholders? Or are you creating ad hoc analyses? Join us to understand proven practices for budgeting, financial reporting, forecasting and managing cash.
Roadmap to Fiscal Security: Forecast the Future
Tues., May 3rd from 2:00 – 3:00pm ET
The decision to grow, protect, and efficiently operate your charter school/network is not one to be taken lightly. Join us to reflect on whether the necessary fiscal practices are in place to allow your charter school to survive (and ideally thrive) in the current stage of your life cycle and prepare for the next one.
To learn more about the webinar series, please visit https://www.lisc.org/charter-schools/schoolbuild-webinars/.
To learn more about LISC, please visit https://www.lisc.org/about-us/.
To learn more about Schoolbuild, please visit https://www.lisc.org/charter-schools/about-schoolbuild/.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call CSBM at (646) 448-8726, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1979, when the Ford Foundation first conceived of LISC, it envisioned an “intermediary”—a nimble non-profit with strong community partnerships that would connect hard-to-tap public and private resources with underinvested places and people working to access opportunities everyone of us deserves.
The premise is still just as it was then: government, foundations and for-profit companies have the capital; residents and local institutions understand the need; and LISC bridges the gap by offering the relationships and expertise to help community organizations attract the kinds of resources that allow them do their best work. While the components of our programming and our role continue to evolve and expand, for 40 years, our mission has remained the same.
CSBM serves as a back office provider, CPA and financial advisor to charter schools and charter management organizations. As an advisor, we train boards, leadership teams and financial staff on their roles with financial oversight, management and implementation. As a back office provider, we serve as the full finance team for many charter schools or fill in gaps by serving as the Chief Financial Officer, Controller or Accountant.