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Intermediate Guide to Reading Form 990

February 24 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm EST

Intermediate Guide to Reading Form 990

A deep dive into the Form 990

This workshop is designed for advanced practitioners to apply a critical, equity-focused eye to Forms 990 and leverage data that tells an organization’s story for greater good.

This session is ideal for funders or for nonprofit professionals keen to understand the funding perspective and how to use 990s as a tool to assess organizational or collective impact.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Form 990 as an organizational tool and the information it communicates
  • Identify often-cited flags in Form 990 and begin to challenge assumptions
  • Use 990 data to find trends or opportunities in the community


Price: $60 (free for current GVSU students/staff/faculty)
Format: Virtual. All registrants will receive the Zoom access link and password via email from Eventbrite two days before the event.
Deadline to Register:  February 22

Note: This course is an interactive experience. It will not be recorded or made available to registrants after the end of the live session.

Photo: Julie Couturier
Julie Couturier, CPA, is the director of operations for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Julie is responsible for all financial reporting, budgeting, and financial analysis for the Johnson Center. In addition to her work for the Johnson Center, Julie is a business and accounting adjunct instructor for Grand Rapids Community College. Learn more about Julie.

Photo: Mandy Sharp Eizinger
Mandy Sharp Eizinger, M.S., is a program manager at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Mandy brings to her role training in Gallup Strengths Coaching and a people-centered approach to developing individuals and programs to make meaningful and measurable impact. Learn more about Mandy.

Photo: Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams, M.A., M.B.A., is the director of the Community Data and Research Lab (CDRL) at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. In this role, he oversees a staff of researchers, database experts, and web developers who promote access to data and provide insights into nonprofit and philanthropic organizations and activities. He oversees the lab’s annual research agenda, supervises staff, and is a member of the Johnson Center’s leadership team. Learn more about Jeff.


February 24
1:00 pm–3:00 pm EST
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