Let's explore your nonprofit's financial backbone! We will discuss the nitty-gritty of financial transparency and accountability, exploring the dos and don'ts for nonprofits. Join us for an insightful discussion on navigating financial challenges and ensuring integrity. Don't miss out on learning how to keep your organization financially transparent and accountable!

What was discussed?

- Why transparency is important for nonprofits and the key elements of financial transparency that donors look for

- Strategies to enhance trust and become more transparent as an organization

- Common pitfalls nonprofits encounter when striving for financial transparency, and how can they mitigate these risks

- Solutions to improve financial accountability and reporting for nonprofits

- The future of financial transparency and accountability for nonprofits and how to get ahead

Meet the panelists:

Chris Bavolack

Director of Finance and Operations at Chazin & Co


Chazin & Company is a woman-owned firm, established by Adele Chazin in 2005. Although accounting is our business, nonprofits are our passion. This passion, coupled with years of practical experience, has made Chazin & Company a premier provider of outsourced accounting and finance solutions for the nonprofit sector. Chris is an experienced Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. 

Elizabeth Manchester 

Partner and Chair of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations Group at Partridge Snow & Hahn 


I am an attorney counseling charitable and nonprofit organizations on compliance, formation, charitable gift planning, gifts of complex assets and deferred giving programs. I also guide tax-exempt organizations through corporate matters, governance, and maintenance of tax-exempt status. I particularly enjoy working with colleges and universities to navigate complex tax benefits available to their donors that helps these higher educational institutions advance their missions. 

Karen Houghton

CEO and Founder at Infinite Giving


Karen Houghton is the CEO of Infinite Giving and a Nonprofit Investment Advisor. Karen leverages her deep nonprofit expertise to bring modern cash management to nonprofit organizations all over the US. She advocates for organizational sustainability through better financial management, strategic access to curated investment practices, and increased stock, crypto, and DAF giving.

Marilyn Foster Kirk

Executive Vice President at TWB Fundraising


Marilyn Foster Kirk is a collaborative, client-focused professional with more than 40 years’ experience as a major gift officer, fundraising executive, consultant, and educator. Marilyn has led fundraising programs in small, medium-sized, and large organizations, growing grass-roots programs into thriving, sustainable fundraising endeavors as well as contributing to complex campaigns achieving billiondollar goals. She has held progressively more senior positions at Carroll College, Garrett-Theological Seminary, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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