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Promotional graphic for the "EmpowHER: Financial Prowess for Charitable Women" podcast by SYM Financial Advisors, hosted by Michelle Hipskind, CFP. The image features the title and episode number (EP3 Carrie Minnich) on the left side and a photo of a smiling woman on the right side.

Unlocking the Mystery of Nonprofit Finances: Your Donations’ Impact Uncovered with Carrie Minnich

Carrie Minnich is a Partner at DWD CPAs & Advisors and is in-charge of the Nonprofit Services Team. She earned both a Bachelors degree in Financial Accounting (Cum laude) and a Master of Accountancy from Manchester College. Carrie has been with the firm since 2004 and has been a Director since 2017. She specializes in audits, reviews and compilations of financial Statements for nonprofit organizations. Michelle and Carrie discuss various aspects of non-profit organizations. They

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Podcast cover art with a green background features white, swirling abstract designs. Text reads: "Executive Decisions - A Podcast for Business Leaders" at the top, and "EP16 Rich Haddad" at the bottom. An ascending arrow points upwards from the abstract designs, symbolizing growth within the community.

Facing Issues in The Community Head-on with Rich Haddad

Rich Haddad is the former COO of SYM Financial Advisors and the current President and CEO at K21, overseeing all aspects of the foundation’s operations. With his expertise in financial reporting, he ensures the prudent management of the foundation’s funds and maintains healthy investment relationships. Apart from his professional duties, Rich is actively engaged with local community leaders and organizations to identify the best opportunities for grant-making and community participation that align with K21’s mission.

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Green and white cover art for the podcast "Executive Decisions: A Podcast for Business Leaders." The image features abstract arrows signifying growth and progress. Text: "EP14 Holly Miller.

Community Leadership in Times of Turmoil with Holly Miller

Holly Miller is the CEO of United Way of Midland County in Midland, Michigan. She is an integral part of the community and is in leadership positions for many teams and collaborative groups. Her work with the Rotary Contemporary View Club, Midland Business Alliance, Health and Services Council, and Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition helps improve lives and bring people together. She is a graduate of Lansing Community College at Kendall and Kendall School of Design

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A man is smiling and holding a cardboard box labeled "Donations" while working in a warehouse. Numerous more boxes are stacked in the background. Another person in the foreground is partially visible, also handling boxes for this nonprofit organization, showcasing their investment in community support.

Charitable Giving Strategies Beyond Cash

How will you support your favorite charity this year? A donation by cash or check is always appreciated, and many people do that every year. According to a survey from LendingTree, more than half of Americans (56 percent) donated an average of $574 [1]. Giving money is great; however, sometimes families look for other options to help the organizations they wish to support. There are several charitable giving strategies that don’t involve money. In this

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Executive Decisions – Making The Tough Decisions For Your Business with Sharon Mortensen (podcast)

Sharon Mortensen is the President and CEO of Midland Area Community Foundation, an organization that promotes philanthropic leadership to help the local community through scholarships, charity funding, and donations to Midland area nonprofits every year. As a leader, Sharon is responsible for overseeing all operations, from proposal to execution. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Defiance College and a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Texas. Sharon joins me today to discuss

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Comprehensive Asset Management for Nonprofits (Podcast)

SYM CEO Jerry Yeager, JD, joins principal and senior financial advisor Seth Whicker to discuss the ins and outs of financial planning for nonprofits. From their own experience in the nonprofit world and the unique dynamics of institutional investing, Seth and Jerry offer an inside look at SYM’s services.

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