As a trainer and strategy consultant, Jennifer brings an in-depth knowledge of the sector and a passion for achieving results to her work with nonprofit organizations and resource providers that serve them. Her areas of special focus include accountability, governance, financial communication, and ethics. Throughout her career, Jennifer has worked with a variety of senior staff, at organizations both small and large, helping them to chart their path.
Jennifer has created and delivered dozens of nonprofit specific accounting, budgeting and management trainings for charities in a wide range of fields, including workforce development, AIDS services, housing, and volunteer management. As lead trainer at Fiscal Management Associates, a leading provider of fiscal management services to nonprofits, she helped launch the Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) program, through which 100s of nonprofit professionals have received intensive financial and accounting instruction. In partnership with Parent, McLaughlin & Nangel, Jennifer brought the CNAP trainings to the Boston area in 2008.
Jennifer’s other training clients have included the Better Business Bureau of Metro NY, for whom she created Persuasion Through the Numbers: Measuring and Reporting on Organizational Effectiveness, and an 8 hour Accounting Continuing Professional Education course on Nonprofit Management issues, and Accountability 101: Management Basics for Nonprofits. She also developed an educational program for financial advisors seeking to incorporate philanthropy advisement into their practices with the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers (now Philanthropy New York.) In addition, Jennifer developed the curriculum for Financial Accounting for Development Professionals, for a class in Columbia University’s Masters of Fundraising program, and Financial Management for Nonprofits, for the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Policy at NYU.
Jennifer also provides executive coaching and strategy advice to new and transitioning organizations, with an emphasis on creating stable internal infrastructures to sustain strategic, mission driven growth and/or redirection. In this capacity, Jennifer has worked Executive Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Board Members, and Program Directors at a variety of organizations.
Formerly, she was vice president and director of the New York Philanthropic Advisory Service for the Better Business Bureau, one of the largest charity watchdog and donor education programs in the country. While with the BBB, she managed the evaluation of over 1000 charities and developed the National September 11th Charity Database.
Jennifer has been a guest lecturer at major universities, and speaks regularly at conferences, before industry groups, and to the media on a range of industry topics. Jennifer holds a Masters of Public Administration from New York University, and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.
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