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Telling Your Financial Story, Presented by BDO FMA – Mar 25 @ 10am

March 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This workshop focuses on key concepts and best practices in financial reporting and story-telling. We’ll explore the types of financial reports that should be generated for various audiences and at what frequency. We will also explore how to build a “team around the numbers” focused on financial results. Key concepts covered in this session will include:

  • Financial reporting best practices for board, leadership, and staff
  • Strategies for improved communication across functions
  • Telling a compelling financial story


Gillian Gorra, Experienced Manager, BDO FMA

Gillian (she/her) spent over ten years as the General Manager then Managing Director of a $2.5M performing arts organization in Chicago. While in those roles, she established and oversaw all financial and HR systems and led the annual budget development and monitoring processes. Among other accomplishments there, she was integral in establishing a partnership with the Chicago Public Schools Real Estate department and worked to formalize the organization’s first donor acknowledgement and stewardship plan. Gillian received a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from North Park University in Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio.

Sponsored by BDO FMA.

BDO FMA exists to build a community of individuals with the confidence and skills to lead organizations that change the world. BDO FMA provides experienced financial management and capacity-building technical assistance, including organizational consultation and training, using an approach tailored to individual organizations and their specific needs. BDO FMA serves nonprofit organizations and funders, empowering them to effectively manage their resources, improve operations, and position themselves for stable, long-term growth.

Drawing on a culturally and linguistically diverse staff, with experience across the philanthropic sector, we deliver services that are sensitive to the needs of both nonprofit and funding organizations. Our collaborative approach includes funder input and involvement at each stage of an engagement, and at the core of every project we deliver is our commitment to developing strong and trusting relationships between funders and their grantees.


March 25, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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