Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

Looking for your next nonprofit job? Want to lead a nonprofit organization? Patton brings the best in professional development and career planning to each episode of the nationally acclaimed Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership podcast. The show features nonprofit leaders and content experts from around the world, with a new episode released every Thursday!

Are you and your board members confident when it comes to the financials? Many nonprofit leaders – staff and board – are not. In Episode #202 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, Melisa Galasso brings two decades of experience making complex accounting topics easy to understand, and will empower you with the financial acumen to better lead your nonprofit. She breaks down the sometimes complex world of accounting so that you and your board of directors will be better equipped to harness the power of your financial statements.

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Nonprofit Vision with Gregory Nielsen

Nonprofit Vision with Gregory Nielsen presents informative and entertaining conversations spotlighting critical issues in nonprofit leadership and the visionaries who are addressing them.

Responsible fiscal management and financial oversight is critical to maintaining the public trust for nonprofits. Melisa Galasso joins the podcast to discuss important considerations for Board members in meeting their fiduciary duties with respect to organization finances. Melisa discusses the pivotal role of the Treasurer and shares practical insights into how Board members can embody excellence in fiscal governance.

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Chamber Chat Podcast

This is a show for Chamber professionals to get ideas to better serve their members and community.

Melisa Galasso shares great information found in her new book Money Matters for Nonprofits.

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Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

This podcast is a place for nonprofit leaders to gain insights, tips, inspiration, and encouragement to unleash their potential.

Here’s what to expect during the episode: Why is financial management important for a nonprofit organization? What is the role of technical accounting? Why should nonprofit leaders learn basic financial management? What are the basic financial reports that a board member should understand? What is the difference between an accrual basis and a cash basis?

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Association Chat

Association Chat is for the forward-thinking association professional. Association Chat’s #1 purpose is to bring the association community together. No matter what a person’s role or position is, or where they are located, or how much or little they can afford to spend – we believe anyone who works in the association industry should have a chance to communicate with others in the same industry. Association Chat is that place.

Nonprofit board members know their organization must be financially healthy to do the most good, but some people find financial statements hard to decipher. Join host KiKi L’Italien as she interviews author of the book, Money Matters for Nonprofits, Melisa Galasso.

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The Audit Podcast

On the show you can expect to hear from everyone: from the intern, to the IT audit director, CAE and audit committee members because all of their opinions are important. We’ll talk about integrating tech into audit, how to get quick wins, the latest SOX guidance and whatever other topics the guests want to talk about and whatever you want to hear about.

This week, Melisa Galasso, Founder & CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions, joins the show. On her episode, she shares the evolving changes to audits standards, how to conduct risk assessments, and what the audit committee chair should be asking audit leadership. Be sure to keep up with Melisa on LinkedIn.

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The Nonprofit MBA


The Nonprofit MBA Podcast’s purpose is to provide new business insights and fresh creative ideas for Nonprofit Executive Directors and their teams that will help them improve their Nonprofit organizations.

Without an adequate understanding of the basic financial statements, nonprofit board members will struggle to make informed financial decisions that will significantly impact the organization’s operation. Plus, they will run the risk of misappropriating funds, leading to poor program implementation and management. Therefore, to maintain a healthy financial outlook, nonprofit boards must become familiar with financial statements to prevent bad financial management and build a thriving organization. In today’s podcast, Melisa Galasso From Galasso Learning Solutions and Stepehen Halasnik from Financing Solutions, a leading provider of unsecured business lines of credit, discuss the importance of financial statement knowledge for nonprofit board members.

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Great Women In Fraud

Great Women in Fraud is a podcast to help those working in fraud. Hosted by Kelly Paxton, Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator, and Pink Collar Crime Expert. Kelly is a former special agent turned investigator specializing in embezzlement and workplace dishonesty cases. Great Women in Fraud interviews outstanding fraud professionals so you can continue to move forward in your career. Origin stories, tips, resources are just some of the amazing fraud content you will hear each Tuesday.

Listen in to hear about the Disney Institute, horses and so much more about finding the right career for you. Often it takes an outside perspective to find your way. Melisa gives a shout-out to Donna Taylor for helping her find the perfect career.

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Join David R. Peters (CPA, MST) as he chats with some of today’s business leaders.

On this episode of Accountable, David chats with Melisa Galasso, the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions. David and Melisa talk about where poor corporate training sessions go wrong , how training can be more engaging for employees, and how to book motivational training sessions for your organization.

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Sage Thought Leadership Podcast

The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.

Melisa Galasso is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. With nearly 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting. She also supports essential professional development, public speaking, and business skills.

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Where Accountants Go

Where Accountants Go is the career podcast for Accountants, by Accountants! Whether you work in industry, public accounting, are considering becoming an accounting professor, or have aspirations to start your own business, Where Accountants Go will enlighten you on all the possibilities as our successful accounting guests share their stories of how their career has developed.

Melisa Galasso, the owner of Galasso Learning Solutions, joined us for this episode of Where Accountants Go, the Accounting Careers Podcast.

Many of us have had the thought that we may like to teach, whether it be at a university or privately for companies and continuing education needs, and most of us feel at some level that we would like to help others.  Melisa has turned these two passions into a new career for herself, building on her original foundation of being an accountant.

Her career started as many do.  Melisa was an auditor in the Big 4.  However, it wasn’t long and she decided that path wasn’t for her, so she ventured into industry.  After trying a few positions outside of public accounting, she still hadn’t quite found her niche, and at the same time she was starting her family.  It was at that point that she decided to try teaching… and her passion was found.

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