From human resources and office policies to financial management and strategic planning and everything in between, the Forum has curated the best policies and practices being used by your colleagues in the philanthropy-serving organization (PSO) network.
As an association of associations, the Forum provides resources and guidance on all aspects of association management for its members. We are always looking for new trends and materials to share with the network. As PSOs develop new policies and best practices, those innovations are shared with the Forum Network and become models and templates for PSOs to use in their own work. If you have resources to share, please share them online or by emailing Brandon Iracks-Edelin.
Finance and Admin Peer Community
The Finance and Administration Peer Community will discuss issues related to the office operations of a PSO. Topics covered will include human resources, office space, file management, accounting, benefits, and any other area of interest.
- Finance & Administration Listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org)- You must be a member of the Forum & this Peer Community to post to this list.
- Three round-robin calls per year
- Forum’s Annual Conference virtual session
Interested in joining this Peer Community? Submit your email address on the form at the bottom of the Our Networks page.
Forum Staff Lead: Ivana Bikombe, (202) 869-4327
Jill (she/her/hers) is the Director of Finance and Administration at AAPIP. She brings years of finance and administration experience from a wide range of nonprofit organizations as a staff member and consultant, including education, racial justice, advocacy, fine arts, music, social lending and healthcare. Her work at small organizations from startup to steady state has allowed her to cultivate a variety of safe and progressive financial and administrative policies that center people and the communities served. She loves detailed spreadsheets, clear manuals and figuring out how to remove obstacles for the team.
She graduated from Florida International University and Columbia University with degrees in Communications and International Education Development. She lives in New York with her partner and enjoys reading, yoga and being outdoors. Jill was born and raised in the Caribbean, to Chinese and Indian parents.
Ashley Miller spearheads execution of Catalyst’s comprehensive fundraising plans, manages grants and contracts, supports member services work, and ensures the viability of organization-wide operations. She is also a key partner with Philanthropy California for state-wide resourcing needs. She brings to the role a decade of experience in advancement, finance, communications, strategy, and policy research in non-profits, government, and higher education. Ashley has extensive experience administering grants from federal departments (Education, State) as well as international bodies and private foundations.
Ashley comes to San Diego by way of Seattle where she served most recently as a grants manager at the University of Washington. Prior to that, she spent six years at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. where her portfolio included governance, democracy, human rights, security, and U.S.-Cuba relations. At the State Department under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ashley supported social policy toward vulnerable groups in the Western Hemisphere, specifically the LGBT community, women, and youth. Ashley co-leads Catalyst’s Equity Committee and is a steering committee member of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy San Diego chapter.