Cosmos is A Bookkeeping Cooperative’s education branch where we work to build collective skills and confidence around resource management!
Online workshops currently open for registration:
- Financial Foundations series
- Patronage in Worker Cooperatives
Financial Foundations Series
Want to strengthen your finance skills in a way that’s aligned with your values?
Part of a coop, business, nonprofit, or other project and interested in shared power around finances?
Register for our 4-part financial foundations workshop series. We welcome people at all levels of comfort or discomfort with finances.
NOVEMBER series — Mondays 12-2pm PT / 1-3pm MT / 2-4pm CT / 3-5pm ET on the following dates:
Mon. Nov. 6 Understanding My Org’s Finances
Mon. Nov. 13 Budgeting with Values
Mon. Nov. 20 Multiple Futures: Cash Flow & Scenario Planning
Mon. Nov. 27 Beyond Spreadsheets: Engaging Financial Reports
Sign up for November Financial Foundations series at this link.
We recommend attending the full 4-part series via the full series tickets linked above. Single session tickets are also available below for each workshop.
Financial Foundations Series Workshop Descriptions
Understanding My Org’s Finances
Basic financial concepts and four reports: Profit & Loss, Budget, Cash Flow Projection, and Balance Sheet + how these tools can help you put your values front and center. An interactive workshop designed for people at all levels of comfort with finances. Whether you are an absolute beginner or totally fluent and looking for ways to communicate more clearly with others, you are welcome.
Budgeting with Values
Budgets as tools for both group planning and evaluation and as a support for mapping more just futures. We’ll ground ourselves in a basic and empowering understanding of what a budget is, discuss how it relates to governance, and share ways to engage your entire organization in the process.
Multiple Futures: Cash Flow+Scenario Planning
How do we plan for multiple futures in uncertain times? Learn to map out possible paths, assess their viability, and see potential problems ahead of time so you can move with greater confidence and intention.
Beyond Spreadsheets: Engaging Financial Reports
Conventional financial reports can often feel intimidating, confusing, or boring. We’ll share facilitation tools for fostering full group connection with finances as a crucial part of building shared power. There will be games, stories, charts, & scavenger hunts!
Before contacting us, please see this LINK to some Frequently Asked Questions for Public Workshops.
Patronage in Worker Cooperatives
Monday December 4, 2023
12-2pm PT / 1-3 MT / 2-4 CT / 3-5pm ET
A special workshop on profit sharing in worker coops: Internal capital accounts, member equity, ways to calculate, and ways to educate membership on this key part of coop finances.
Free recordings of some past ABC workshop special events are available on our Resources Page.