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Building a Better Board

Exempt organizations face an extraordinary level of change at an accelerating pace. Learn how an organization’s ability to succeed in a changing environment begins with exceptional board governance.

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Aug 16, 2023

NASBA Field of Study

Business Management and Organization



CPE Credits



Alyssa Federico, Cheryl R. Olson


3 months

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 Business & partner 
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Adapting to change

Today’s not-for-profits need to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

Exceptional board governance can help your organization plan for and manage change while taking advantage of opportunities.

Effective organizational governance can help with:

  • Increasing accountability
  • Navigating major disruptions
  • Responding to key constituents

This session of the Not-for-Profit Section’s monthly webcast series covers industry practices in board leadership and education and introduces concepts to help not-for-profit boards successfully manage their fiduciary responsibilities.

Key Topics

  • Roles and responsibilities as well as characteristics of successful board leadership
  • Governance strategies for managing change in today's environment
  • Current risks, challenges and opportunities organizations are facing

Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate governance from operations.
  • Identify the attributes needed for an effective and diverse governance body.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of board members.
  • Identify proactive board governance and how to provide effective financial oversight.

Who Will Benefit

  • Individuals with knowledge of or interest in the not-for-profit industry
  • Business management
Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
Business Management and Organization
Knowledge of the not-for-profit industry
This is a digital product. With full paid access the content will be available to you for 3 months after purchase date.
2 hrs
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Alyssa Federico
Alyssa Federico, CPA serves as Senior Vice President for Finance at Foundation For The Carolinas in Charlotte, NC. Her primary responsibilities include serving as the Foundation's financial point of contact for client relationships and other accounting-related issues. She manages the daily activities of the finance team, oversees the internal controls of the Foundation and ensures adequate controls exist. Federico holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a masters of professional accountancy in taxation from the University of Utah. She has more than 20 years of experience in auditing and not-for-profit accounting. She spent five years in the field of public accounting. She currently serves as Board Chair for the Finance, Administration and Operations Group (FAOG), a national network of community foundation finance, administrative and investment professionals; as a finance and audit committee member for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and CharlotteWorks; and as a member of the FASB Not-for-Profit Advisory Council.
Cheryl R. Olson
Cheryl Olson, CPA, CGMA is the Director, Solutions Strategist for Clark Nuber, PS, and is based in Bellevue, WA. As a remote worker from Portland, OR, she provides operational, financial, technology, and governance advisory services. Prior to joining Clark Nuber, she was Director, Council Financial Consulting at the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. For more than twenty years, she has dedicated her career to the not-for-profit sector in a variety of roles, serving as volunteer, consultant, assistant executive director, chief financial officer, auditor and tax accountant. Cheryl holds licenses in Oregon, Washington, and New York. She frequently shares her knowledge nationally as an advisor, writer, and presenter. Additionally, she is a member of the Oregon Society of CPAs Not-for-Profit Committee and previously served as both Committee and Conference Chair. Cheryl serves as a member of the Finance Committee for the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. She graduated from the University of the Pacific with a bachelor’s degree in business and public administration, with a concentration in accounting, and is a member and Past President of the Alumni Club, Portland, OR Chapter.

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