The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Management
Track Leader: Aimee Russillo
An efficient and effective back office enables you to apply more of your time and resources to the larger job of making your communities better places to live and work. Over several sessions, we will cover basics such as office management, planning, board development, financial management, personnel issues, volunteer management and other topics tailored to strengthen your skills in building and managing an effective back office structure for your not for profit.
This training opportunity does not focus on programmatic work of nonprofits and as such will be most relevant to staff people who are in not for profit management and administrative positions. Sessions will be participatory and will use real world examples based on your needs and issues.
Track capacity: 20
|Aimee Russillo began her career more than twenty-five years ago as a management consultant and as the newest recruit was given all of the pro-bono work for not for profits that no one else wanted. She realized this opportunity to apply her business management skills in the not for profit setting to make her difference in the world – helping organizations be more effective and efficient in delivering on their mission.
Over the years she has served dozens of not for profits through skills training in organizational development, project design, operations management, managing for impact and strategic planning. Her areas of specialization are in small and medium sized not for profits, transitioning for growth and institutional strengthening. She is known for her proactive, practical approach to solving problems and understanding and empathy for overworked staff with competing priorities.
She has lived and worked in Latin America, Africa and Europe, but she found her home in Berea after meeting her husband, a Kentucky native, working in Ecuador. Her clients include the Ford Foundation, USAID and United Nations with a focus on assessment and organizational development of not for profit and civil society grant recipients. She serves as a volunteer Board member and technical advisor for several small not for profits in the US. She has a BS in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth and a joint MBA-JD from the University of South Carolina.