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Grants Management: Integrating Finance and Fund Development

Grants Management: Integrating Finance and Fund Development

What's the best way for fund development to work with finance in managing grants? During this webcast, industry experts will share real-world experience to assist in successfully managing grants.

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NASBA Field of Study




CPE Credits



Cheryl Olson, Carolyn Mollen


3 months

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Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the finance and fund development objectives in support of the organization’s mission
  • Determine the components of a grant management process (from pre-award research through post-award grant closeout)
  • Differentiate the needs of finance teams and fund development teams, and identify ways to align processes and reporting to support organizational efforts
Key Topics
  • Grant management
  • Gathering donor information to share with finance
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What's the best way for fund development to work with finance in managing grants?

This webcast will help not-for-profits develop a strategy for successfully managing grants from pre-award research to post-award close out. Industry experts will share real-world experience to help NFPs work toward achieving the goals of both departments.

Please note this webcast will be geared toward the management of foundation grants, not government grants.

This webcast is part of the AICPA's Not-for-Profit Section monthly webcast series.

Who Will Benefit
  • Individuals with knowledge of or interest in the not-for-profit industry
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NASBA Field of Study
Accounting, Business Management and Organization
Knowledge of the NFP industry
This is a live event. You will have access on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.
2 hrs
Cheryl Olson
Cheryl Olson, CPA, CGMA is the Director, Solutions Strategist for Clark Nuber, PS, providing operational, financial, systems, 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 as an advisor, writer, and presenter, and she is one of the AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate Program instructors. Cheryl has previously served on the AICPA Not-for-Profit Financial Executive Forum planning team and the AICPA NFP Audit Committee Toolkit Task Force (1st and 2nd editions). 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 Past President of the Alumni Club, Portland, OR Chapter.
Carolyn Mollen
Carolyn Mollen is the Chief Financial Officer at Independent Sector, the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs. She specializes in nonprofit accounting and management issues, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and grants management. Prior to joining Independent Sector, Mollen was a manager with LarsonAllen LLP in their outsourcing department where she gained broad experience with myriad nonprofit organizations. She served as a member of the FASB Resource Group on NFP Financial Reporting—Other Financial Communications. Mollen is an active member of the AICPA and Greater Washington Society of CPAs, for which she served as the Chair of the Not-for-Profit Section and the Not-for-Profit Symposium. In addition to her professional memberships, she serves as treasurer for Travelling Players Ensemble, a nonprofit theater camp, and as a member of the finance committee for Adventure Theater. Mollen earned her Bachelor of Arts at the College of William and Mary.

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