Effective Fiscal Systems for Managing Government Funding

Learn about best practices in fiscal staffing, systems, policies, and internal controls for organizations that receive government funding.
About This Event

Managing government funding can be time intensive and complex but there are steps organizations can take to ensure the appropriate fiscal staff structure, systems, policies, and internal controls are in place prior to taking on this type of funding. This workshop is designed for organizations who are new to government funding and are looking for ways to successfully manage government grants or contracts, including upcoming American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding opportunities to serve LA County communities most affected by COVID. 

The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) and its partner BDO FMA are ready to assist organizations in accessing, applying for and managing current and upcoming American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding opportunities to serve LA County communities most impacted by COVID.  We are especially looking to engage BIPOC-led and BIPOC-serving organizations operating under a budget of $2.5M in this effort to ensure equitable access to funding.

Key Focus Areas
  • Introduction to types of government funding 
  • The key components of an effective internal control structure  
  • Approaches to staffing the fiscal function of a government funded organization 
  • Systems and technology that can facilitate financial workflows and the management of government funds 
Who Should Attend

All staff members of LA County nonprofit organizations who are interested in learning more about preparing their organizations to apply for current ARPA contracting opportunities. This event is open to staff of nonprofit organizations looking to serve Los Angeles County communities most impacted by COVID. 


Gina McDonald, CPA – Managing Director, BDO FMA

An experienced accountant, Gina is known for her ability to translate highly technical knowledge into relatable concepts and actionable terminology for nonprofit leaders. In addition to leading project teams, she frequently leads the development and delivery of trainings on technical accounting and other matters affecting nonprofits, and is a lead instructor and curriculum developer for the Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) program. Prior to joining BDO FMA, Gina spent 17 years in public accounting and served as Director of Finance at the Greater Providence YMCA. 


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