ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on October 5th, 2017

To achieve success, think tank leaders must understand the essentials of financial management and practice key techniques to measure their performance against annual goals. In the first webinar in our series on Effective Financial Management, Atlas Network Vice President of Finance & Administration Jim Cardillo will take you through the ins and outs of keeping your organization’s budgets growing and your financial systems running smoothly. This webinar will provide important techniques for both the novice and experienced leader alike. This isn’t just for financial officers, executive directors, or board members — development professionals and project leaders will gain from an increased financial intelligence.
You will learn these key components in nonprofit financial management:
  • Basic nonprofit accounting principles
  • Financial planning techniques
  • Tools to diagnose a think tank’s financial strengths and weaknesses   
  • Methods to project your organization’s short-term and long-term growth
Jim Cardillo is Atlas Network’s Vice President of Finance & Administration. He joined the Atlas Network team in 2017 and brings over 20 years of progressive financial experience, specializing in public, corporate, and nonprofit accounting.
His career started with an international accounting firm and moved into finance positions in global corporations. For the past ten years, he has served a variety of nonprofits, from charitable and educational organizations to advocacy organizations and public policy think tanks.
Cardillo’s accomplishments include developing new budgeting processes, linking outside systems to financial systems, improving financial and accounting processes through technology implementations, managing treasury and credit functions, implementing business intelligence dashboards, leading business combinations and joint ventures, organizational restructuring and division formations, developing board and senior management presentations, and mentoring staff to progress in their careers. Steadfastly collaborative and proactive, he enjoys working as part of a cohesive team and thrives when part of a diverse, highly functional, well-rounded group.

Cardillo has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the George Washington University and holds an active CPA license. An avid baseball fan and quintessential Italian, he enjoys cooking in his spare time, and can often be found concocting something new and delicious in the kitchen. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Jim considers the D.C. area his adopted home.
This is the first part of a webinar series on financial management. Part two will focus on financial management and governance, and will take place Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. EST