Good day Gentlefolk,
Hi! I’m Michael. Thanks for stopping by.
As a Senior Finance and Operations Executive, I strive to provide finance and operational leadership that goes beyond the numbers to optimize the organization’s people, processes, and performance. Those who have worked with me will tell you that I deliver a unique, mission-focused, continuous improvement and cost control mindset built on progressive experience in multimillion-dollar for-profit enterprises and in the nonprofit sector. I’ve leveraged this experience to formulate and execute short- and long-range strategies, build and manage operations, implement and optimize enterprise-level systems, and deliver strong contributions to revenue generation and organizational efficiency. In the Not for Profit sector my number one goal is to foster an understanding and commitment to fiscal sustainability, assuring organizations’ long-term viability and relevance.
I am currently providing consulting services to Not For Profit and For Profit organizations in the areas of; Strategic Plan Development and Execution, Risk Management, Succession, Board Practices, Process Enhancement, Systems Implementation, Change Management and Due Diligence. In addition I provide executive coaching, specializing in areas of; leadership skills development, transitions, change management, decision frameworks and business acumen.
When I am not busy helping organizations, I volunteer for the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. I serve on the Not For Profit Committee and as the Not for Profit and Government Accounting Column Coordinator for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal. In addition, I am a member of the AICPA’s Not for Profit section.
About this blog
After working in For Profit companies for much of my career, I made the transition to the NFP sector and I was hooked! For all the challenges facing the sector, it represents, to me, an opportunity to do important work, with good people all while making the world a better place. I have been amazed at the small (and large) miracles performed in this sector every day. And the people, well, they are simply the best. Which is all a long way to say that I am writing this blog in order to offer assistance, support, advise and a forum for open dialog. And to help folks perform their good works and accomplish their missions.
Articles in this blog generally fall into one of the following categories; Leadership, Strategy, Fiscal Sustainability, and NFP Specific Topics.
I have built a network of contacts, peers, friends and associates which help me form my opinions and gather the best practices that I hope to share via this blog. All of that barely scratches the surface of the experience of the many NFP sector folks that I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting. So, please share your thoughts and experiences, via comments either here on on LinkedIn.