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Beginner’s Guide to Reading Form 990

October 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm EDT

Beginner's Guide to Reading Form 990

We’re online! This workshop will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email from Eventbrite before the event.

Learn the basics of the 990 in 90 minutes!

This workshop is designed to help ground you in the basics of the Form 990 — including practical and purposeful ways to leverage information from a 990 with a nonprofit, financial, or foundation lens.

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Using the Form 990 as an organizational tool and understanding the information it communicates
  • How 990 data can tell a story and where to find the elements of that story
  • The power of 990 data as a tool for the philanthropic sector


Price: $60 (free for current GVSU students/staff/faculty)
Instructors: Julie Couturier, Mandy Sharp Eizinger, and Jeff Williams
Deadline to Register:  October 8

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.


October 13, 2021
1:00 pm–2:30 pm EDT
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