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Nonfiction-Award-GoldNonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


You serve on a nonprofit board to make a big impact. You know that a nonprofit must be financially well to do the most good. If you’re not a numbers person, or it’s been a while since you’ve worked with numbers, you may find financial statements hard to decipher. Money Matters for Nonprofits demystifies financial statements and basic accounting to empower you in your role as nonprofit board member.

A CPA with nearly twenty years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A natural teacher, Melisa designs and facilitates accounting and auditing courses, including not-for-profit accounting. In Money Matters for Nonprofits, Melisa makes complex topics easy to understand with lots of examples and clear explanations of how financial statements work. With this resource at your fingertips, you as a board member will feel equipped to better advise your nonprofit and make an even greater difference in the world.

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Money Matters for NonprofitsAuthor Bio

Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting. Her passion is providing high-quality CPE that is meaningful, creates efficiencies and improves quality, and positively impacts ROI. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts. Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer‚Ñ¢ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers. She also serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), AICPA Council, and the VSCPA’s Board of Directors. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC) and is a past-Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. In addition, Melisa authors the AICPA’s State and Local Government Guide and serves as a SME for the Center for Plain English Accounting. Melisa is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient and was honored as a “40 under 40” by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was also named the 2019 Rising Star by her regional NAWBO chapter, received the Don Farmer award for achievement in technical content instruction, and earned several other awards for public speaking and technical training

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