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
- In-person meeting at Forum’s Annual Conference
Interested in joining this Peer Community? Submit your email address on the form at the bottom of the Our Networks page.
As Associate, Operations and Fund Development, Elizabeth is responsible for ensuring effective organizational and financial operations for Mission Investors Exchange.
Elizabeth’s previous experience includes approximately six years with financial services organizations, most recently as a member of the Finance and Operations team at Corsair Capital, a private equity investor in the global financial services sector. Prior to that she was a member of the Infrastructure Advisory team at KPMG, where she assisted in providing strategic advice to public sector clients on the financial structuring and delivery of large, complex infrastructure projects.
Elizabeth is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in both finance and accountancy from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
David Aynejian serves as the Director of Finance at Candid (formerly The Foundation Center). He joined the organization in October 2018. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in public accounting, internal audit and non-profit. He began his career working for Deloitte & Touche and CohnReznick, and also worked for Wyeth (now Pfizer), Akzo Nobel and Orchid Cellmark, where he started and led the Internal Audit department. Prior to joining Candid, David was Director of Finance for the Armenian Missionary Association of America where he further enhanced his knowledge and understanding of non-profit finances and operations. David is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Master of Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.