Turning Your Financials into a Nonprofit Leadership Tool (Melisa Galasso)March 2023
Are you and your board members confident when it comes to the financials? Many nonprofit leaders - staff and board - are not. In Episode #202 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, Melisa Galasso brings two decades of experience making complex accounting topics easy to understand, and will empower you with the financial acumen to better lead your nonprofit. She breaks down the sometimes complex world of accounting so that you and your board of directors will be better equipped to harness the power of your financial statements.
"Don't expect to become an expert overnight. Incremental learning will help you master the key areas where you can have the most impact."
Melisa Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts. Melisa is a Certified Speaking Professional, a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one differentiator that set her apart from other CPE providers. Within the industry, Melisa serves on the FASB's Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), AICPA Council and serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the Center for Plain English Accounting. She previously served on the AICPA's Technical Issues Committee (TIC), the VSCPA's Board of Directors, and is a past-Chair of the NCACPA's A&A committee. Melisa is the author of Money Matters for Nonprofits: How Board Members Can Harness the Power of Financial Statements by Understanding Basic Accounting
EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
Melisa's book Money Matters for Nonprofits: How Board Members Can Harness the Power of Financial Statements by Understanding Basic Accounting
The Little Book of Boards: A Board Member's Handbook for Small (and Very Small) Nonprofits by Erik Hanberg
Learn more about Melisa and the work she's doing here
Check out Patton's book Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic Sector
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