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Send the below info, and if interested, the nonprofit will select a time for a phone interview. You'll get a confirmation with everything you need to know.


You'll have a 30 minute call to discuss the scope and deliverables of the project directly with Salt and Light Collaborative, Inc., and for them to confirm you're a good fit.


Once accepted, you'll be able to get right to work. We will check in with you periodically to make sure you have everything you need.
Salt and Light Collaborative, Inc.
6 - 9 weeks
Can be done remotely
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Accounting & Finance

Posted October 19
Member since 2021-03-12

Project Overview

A Financial Analysis project defines the costs of an organization’s programs, a potential expansion, or revenue generation. The resulting financial model equips staff with data for assessing past financial decisions, evaluating current costs and revenue generation, and/or forecasting future costs.

Project deliverables. The skilled volunteer will complete some or all of the following:
Financial Model: Excel-based tool for gathering data that capture the costs of an initiative
Financial Analysis: Report that analyzes data collected using the financial model
Complete in-depth investigation and analysis of the full cost structure around a program, site, or revenue stream
Training and documentation on how use the Financial Model in the future

We want to make sure that we are using our funds wisely and setting our organization up for success and longevity. We need a financial assessment of where we are, and help in developing a plan for financial growth.

The project will impact our organization in the following ways:
Strengthened internal capacity to collect and monitor the right financial data
Better understanding of actual program costs and other financial information necessary for making strategic and operating decisions, including more efficient revenue generation and better service/product pricing
More successful grants proposals and improved reports through better articulated costs
Better understand the costs associated with running a particular program

Skills necessary for this project:
Accounting: The production of financial records about an organization to show the economic resources under the control of management.
Auditing: A systematic and independent examination of data, statements, records, operations and performances (financial or otherwise) of an enterprise for a stated purpose
Budgeting: Estimating the revenue and expenses of an organization over a specified future period of time, and the planned allocation of available funds to each department within that organization for that period.
Cost Analysis: Calculating the costs of a project or decision to identify the impact in terms of true costs, inconsistencies, or potential savings.
Financial Analysis: Evaluating finance entities such as businesses, projects, and budgets to determine their suitability for investment or reinvestment.
Financial Planning: Setting the steps to accomplish a financial goal or address a financial issue (such as debt elimination).


Nonprofit Overview

Salt and Light Collaborative's mission is simple: Build up people, Build up communities, and Back up faith-based organizations. Simple words that mean complicated things.

We want to help build up people by helping them to heal from trauma, develop skills to foster emotional growth and health, and overcome obstacles in their lives.

We want to build up communities by introducing programs that treat community issues holistically and together through collaboration. We are better together!

We want to back up faith-based organizations through training, workshops, and coaching to equip them to address spiritual and mental health issues. We want to provide churches with the tools and resources to help them confidently serve their members.


Cost analysis
Financial analysis