A. Michael Gellman
Michael Gellman is an independent fiscal and financial strategist for nonprofit organizations and a founding principal partner for Fiscal Strategies “4” Nonprofits, LLC where the primary focus is helping legacy organizations and new organizations build and achieve a sustainable and financially healthy future. Gellman was a former 20-year Shareholder for Rubino & Company, Chartered, CPA’s and Consultants. He has more than 35 years’ experience in nonprofit fiscal, financial and accounting systems working as a chief financial, fiscal and management consultant where he has focused on specialized management and advisory services for trade and professional associations, public charities and endowment-based foundations. Gellman has also developed comprehensive budget and projection-based systems in support of senior management and organizational leadership.
Gellman has been designing, installing, interpreting and teaching budget and projection-based systems and financial management systems for over 30 years. He has conducted numerous seminars and has written articles on budgeting, reserve and investment policies, financial management, fiscal sustainability, leading economic indicators for nonprofits, and the impact on governance and transparency and accountability. Organizations and institutions he has spoken before include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPAs), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Center for Nonprofit Advancement (CNA) and numerous nationally recognized nonprofit organizations. Gellman teaches courses and has made presentations for Georgetown University, George Washington University, Virginia Tech, State of Maryland Nonprofit Financial Management and Fund-raising Workshops, Mayor’s Office District of Columbia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management (IOM), Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, Center for Nonprofit Innovation, Volunteers of America, National Urban League, United States Conference on Aids and many other nonprofit organizations.
In addition to his distinguished career inside the firm and within B’nai B’rith, he served as president of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs in 2001 and received the group’s Impact Award in 2012 for successfully launching the Academy, which provides a pathway for new nonprofit industry professionals to learn, attend conferences and connect with mentors, and serves as President Emeritus. He has also served as chair of Greater Washington Society of CPAs Not-For-Profit Committee and chair of the Annual Not-For-Profit Organizations Symposium. He has also served on the Finance & Administration Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives. Gellman also sits on the board of the B’nai B’rith International Center for Human Rights and Public Policy.