March 23 SGF Professional Development Preview

Article written by SGF member Cheri Freese.

Attention all small government finance professionals! Do you ever find yourself struggling to communicate financial information to non-financial individuals? When discussing budgets, revenue, and expenditures, do you see blank stares and confused faces? If so, the Small Government Forum has the solution for you! We are excited to invite you to our upcoming webinar, “Avoiding the Blank Stare: Effectively Communicating Financial Information.”

This informative webinar, taking place on Thursday, March 23, will provide valuable tips and techniques for effectively communicating financial information to those without a financial background.  As we all know, effective communication is key to building and maintaining trust, which is crucial when it comes to finances.

Our speakers, Anne Marie Downen, Director of Finance/Treasurer for the Greater Boise Auditorium District, Diane Reichard, Chief Financial Officer of the City of Plant City, and Steffanie Dorn, Treasurer for Greenwood County, South Carolina, will share their best practices for presenting complex financial data in a clear and concise manner. They will also provide examples of successful communication strategies other small government officials use to build and maintain trust with their audience.

In addition to the expert speakers, we are excited to have a knowledgeable moderator, Norman Eckstein, Chief Financial Officer for the Township of Boonton, New Jersey, who will guide the discussion and ensure all questions and concerns are addressed. With this panel of experts, you will gain insight and knowledge from multiple perspectives.

As a member of the Small Government Forum, you can access this valuable learning opportunity at no cost. You can enhance your communication skills, increase your financial literacy, and ultimately improve your organization's financial performance without any additional expense.

Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity. Register now for Avoiding the Blank Stare: Effectively Communicating Financial Information.

We look forward to seeing you there on March 23.