People say that money talks. Too often, however, people don’t want to talk about money. Board members and directors often shy away from talking about finances beyond a cursory approval of the budget and financial reports until there is a crisis. Ongoing monitoring and conversations about finances are the foundation of a healthy organization. In this StEPs Lab, we will discuss how to use transparent budgets (based on real information) and effective financial reports to focus the board in the right place to protect and grow your organization.