Brent Copen

Brent Copen, MPA, with more than 15 years of nonprofit experience, is the CFO for AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement), leading its overall financial strategy and managing all aspects of the agency’s financial operations. In addition, Brent teaches financial management at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Haas School of Business. Previously, Brent was a Senior Manager at La Piana Consulting and the Director of the Western Region at Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF). Brent is devoted to strengthening the sector by helping nonprofit organizations develop more robust financial management practices. He has presented hundreds of workshops and trainings nationally to executive directors, board members, funders and future leaders; he has also consulted extensively to a wide variety of nonprofits across sub-sectors.

Financial due diligence: What grantmakers look for and what you should know about it

Grantmakers are by necessity becoming more selective in how they allocate their resources. Many are looking for data to help inform increasingly difficult funding decisions. Across the sector, we are seeing a genuine desire among grantmakers

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