Northern Chapter VSCPA - Event Information

Event Name:NFP SIG meeting : Helping Nonprofit Boards Step Up in Their Financial Responsibilities
Event Type(s):Special Interest Group Event
Description:Title:  Helping Nonprofit Boards Step Up in Their Financial Responsibilities

Objectives of Presentation: 
  • A deeper understanding of nonprofit boards' financial mindset as they come out of the pandemic
  • How you can help boards increase their financial literacy
  • The importance of boards moving from financial oversight to financial strategy 

Benefits:  1 hour of CPE(offered to Northern Chapter VSCPA members; guests pay $15)

Location: Virtual, Zoom meeting

Time:  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Susan S. Meier, Principal of Susan Meier and Associates LLC

Presenter's Bio:
Susan brings over 27 years of governance and nonprofit experience to her work. From 2004 to 2011, Susan served as the vice president of consulting and training for BoardSource, the nation's premier governance resource for nonprofit organizations. She works collaboratively with nonprofit executives and board leadership to identify governance challenges and opportunities and to implement proven strategies to address a broad array of governance issues.

Much of Susan’s work has focused on increasing board engagement, board/staff relations and leadership transitions. Specifically, she engages boards in a deeper understanding of roles and responsibilities, strategic and generative thinking, concrete ways to maximize board meetings, and addressing culture and dynamics in the boardroom. Her 13 years as a senior executive at Prevent Child Abuse America have given her concrete experience in understanding the complex and unique challenges of federated organizations and structures. Susan also has extensive experience in facilitating sensitive and important conversations and in helping boards build on their strengths to become higher performing boards.

Susan works with all types of nonprofit organizations, including charities, associations and foundations. A partial client list includes American Lung Association, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Center for Excellence in Nonprofits, Community Foundation of Lorain County (OH), Council on Foundations, Feeding America, James Irvine Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, NH Center for Nonprofits, Interact for Health, League of America Orchestras, MI Humane Society, Volunteers of America, and The Wege Foundation, among others. Susan has also served as guest faculty for the Kellogg School of Management Nonprofit Executive Education program, American University, George Washington University, and and the Issues in Nonprofit Governance Conference hosted by Georgetown Law, the IRS and Independent Sector.
Event Date:12/15/2021
Event Time:9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:VIRTUAL - Zoom Meeting

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