Welcome to the NGO Finance Managers Network

The Finance Managers Network responds to the needs of finance practitioners from NGOs and other non-profit organisations, providing an opportunity to meet and discuss issues and challenges, to share experiences and develop solutions.

Network members meet regularly, and continue their debates on an online forum between meetings, maximising the opportunity to share good practice and lessons learned.

Members benefit from:

  • Network Meetings on key topics concerning non-profit finance, drawing on the experience and perspectives of members, as well as experts on the particular issues under discussion
  • A closed online forum, where members can continue discussions, share ideas and experiences, receiving feedback on questions from moderating experts and colleagues. This supplements the free NGO Finance Community Forum we host on LinkedIn
  • Special Interest Groups: Commencing with a one day workshop on a particular issue, a small group of interested parties continue discussions online and via Skype, working with a coordinator to produce new ideas and thinking – either in the form of a discussion paper or some practical resources to assist NGOs in their financial management
  • Informal Meet-Ups: A short presentation followed by an opportunity to network with fellow finance professionals in an informal setting

Following Chatham House rules, participants can speak freely and are guaranteed anonymity to facilitate open and frank discussions.

Most recent Geneva meetings

  • Tuesday 11 December 2012 (16:30 – 18:00):
    • Building strong relationships through effective conflict resolution
  • Tuesday 5 February 2013 – Special Interest Group
  • Thursday 7 February 2013 – Network Meeting

How to join

Participation is limited to members and membership can be obtained on a rolling basis for 4 out of the 6 next meetings. Membership is open to organisations and individuals. Organisational memberships are transferable among staff of the same organisation.

You can apply for memberships via the following link. Membership entitles you to:

  • Participation in 4 out of the next 6 one-day meetings (any combination of one or half-day events) of the Finance Managers Network, including lunch and coffee breaks
  • All presentations from each meeting
  • Synthesised summaries of key learning from each meeting
  • Access to an expert-moderated e-forum for follow-up and ongoing discussion
  • Access to selected financial management resources (including articles, guides, manuals and tools)

Membership fee

  • Membership costs CHF 800
  • If you are unable to attend a meeting a colleague may attend in your place
  • Additional participants from your organisation can attend each meeting for CHF 200

Guest participation

Guest participation at individual meetings costs CHF 250. Guests receive electronic copies of the presentations and a synthesised summary of key learning from the meeting they have attended.

If you are unable to attend a colleague may attend in your place. Additional participants from your organisation can attend each meeting for CHF 200.

Previous participants

Finance managers from the following organisations have been attending our NGO Finance Managers Network meetings:

A Better Life Foundation ▪ ACT Alliance ▪ Aga Khan Foundation ▪ Aide et Action International ▪ Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) ▪ Association Genevoise pour l’Alimentation Infantile (GIFA) ▪ ECLT Foundation ▪ Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance ▪ European Youth Forum ▪ Fondation Suisse du Service Social International ▪ Franciscans International ▪ Fundacion Carvajal ▪ Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) ▪ Global Forum Foundation(GFF) ▪ Global Health Workplace Alliance ▪ GL-UA Bibliomist/IREX ▪ HAP international ▪ HURIDOCS ▪ International Aids Society ▪ International Baccalaureate ▪ International Catholic Migration Commission ▪ International Cocoa Initiative ▪ International Co-operative Alliance ▪ International Council on Human Rights Policy (ICHRP) ▪ International Federation of the Blue Cross ▪ International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) ▪ International Peace Bureau (IPB) ▪ International Service for Human Rights ▪ Interpeace ▪ IUCN ▪ Medair ▪ Médecins Sans Frontières ▪ Peaks Foundation ▪ Swiss Development Corporation ▪ Terre des Hommes Foundation ▪ The Global Fund ▪ The Lutheran World Federation ▪ Womanity Foundation formerly Smiling Children ▪ World Communion of Reformed Churches