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Free Accounting Cafes starting in January 2019

Starting on January 17th 2019, Rye Financial will be offering Free Accounting Cafes out of our office in Oakland. Based on the concept in practice from Sustainable Economies Law Center, these cafes are designed to be free drop-in consulting on your accounting & finance questions. Accounting Cafes will be the Third Thursday (yes, catchy!) of each month through 2019. First Accounting Cafe - January 17th from 4pm-7pm @ 1428 Franklin St in Oakland We encourage sign ups (because only Stephen Rye will be at this first one, but special [...]

By | 2018-11-18T21:34:12+00:00 November 18th, 2018|Accounting, Cooperatives, Financial Education, Non-profits, Pro-Bono|

Financial Training Plan Step 3: Innovate

Wondering how to start a financial training plan for your business, cooperative, or non-profit? This is part #3 of a 3 part training plan that will prompt you to get started with democratizing your financials! #3 - Innovate  This step involves empowering members to train themselves, track their progress, and compare to previous periods so the past can inform the future. Start with a convening and question prompts like the below in small groups or individually to get people thinking about financials. It's good to have an outside facilitator [...]

By | 2018-09-19T10:24:52+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Financial Education|

Financial Training Plan Step 2: Educate

Wondering how to start a financial training plan for your business, cooperative, or non-profit? This is part #2 of a 3 part training plan that will prompt you to get started with democratizing your financials! #2 - EDUCATE Education leads to better engagement, confidence and boldness in your organization. Try these techniques to engage your organization with financials. Specific Questions to ask your group: + How can we be more open with our finances? + What’s the definition of ownership? What is everyone’s job roles and responsibilities? + What [...]

By | 2018-09-10T09:24:13+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Financial Training Plan Step 1: Evaluate

Wondering how to start a financial training plan for your business, cooperative, or non-profit? This is part #1 of a 3 part training plan that will prompt you to get started with democratizing your financials! #1 - EVALUATE The first step in any training plan is to assess what level everyone in your organization is at. This will help you best use your resources for evaluation and training later in the process.  Start with a general meeting and question prompts like the below in small groups or individually to [...]

By | 2018-09-10T07:58:18+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Financial Education|

Looking for pro bono accounting services?

Rye Financial practices #radicalaccounting through providing pro-bono accounting and business support to social enterprises. We work with organizations all over the world and help build up their operations, bookkeeping, strategic financial plans.  Do you have a financial project that you've been wanted to tackle but not sure how to fund?  Typical projects have included starting up new accounting systems, helping create fiscal policies and procedures for financial oversight and accountability, and doing training's and education on finances.  We'll set up a timeline and proposal for the work you're interested [...]

By | 2018-07-29T16:36:24+00:00 July 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|
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