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Intermediate Guide to Reading Form 990

May 16 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm EDT

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.

Led by Julie Couturier, Mandy Sharp Eizinger, and Jeff Williams, this workshop is ideal for funders and 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, you 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.

Individual Price: $109
Group Rate (4+ persons from the same organization): $89 per person
Current GVSU students/staff/faculty: Free

Format: Virtual
Register by: May 15

Who should attend this course?
This session is open to anyone looking for a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of IRS Form 990, and will be especially helpful to those working in the nonprofit and grantmaking fields.

Please Note: This workshop will NOT be recorded or made available to registrants after the live session.

Questions about this event or about your registration?
Call 616-331-7585 or email jcp@gvsu.edu.

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 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.


May 16
1:00 pm–3:00 pm EDT
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