My guest today is Sarah Olivieri. Sarah Olivieri is a nonprofit leader and former executive director like you who used to spend days and nights asking questions like:

  • How do I get my board to work with me and not against me?
  • How can I raise more money for this important mission?
  • How can I show up and love my job as much as I love this mission?

Sarah is a #1 International Best-Selling author. She received her BA from the University of Chicago with a focus on globalization and its effect on marginalized cultures and holds a master’s degree in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz.

Sarah has over 18 years of nonprofit leadership experience. She was the co-founder of the Open Center for Autism, the Executive Director of the Helping of War Foundation, and co-author of Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs.

As the founder and heart behind PivotGround, Sarah helps nonprofits become financially sustainable world changers.

Here’s what to expect during the episode:

  • Who should be involved in the budgeting process?
  • What role does the board play concerning an organization’s budget?
  • Why is it essential to involve board members in decision-making?
  • Who is responsible for budget approval?
  • Why is trust important in an organization?

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