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Playing by the Rules: A SILC Fiscal Guide to Federal Dollars
Part I: The Basics

Presented by Melissa & Tim Glisson on April 21, 2011

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About the Training

Receiving, spending, and accounting for Federal dollars can be complicated. This financial management course for SILCs will help to ensure that your policies and procedures are in order. You'll learn the basics of sound financial management, specific requirements affecting SILCs, and the ins-and-outs of Federal rules and regulations. Provided in three parts, this complete series provides in-depth information on:

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the on-demand training series, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify key components and best practices of effective general fiscal requirements and management
  2. Describe the relationship between key Federal regulatory agencies and regulations in successfully carrying out the financial duties of a SILC
  3. Identify important fiscal regulations affecting SILCs, including EDGAR 74, and OMB Circulars A-110 and A-122

About the Presenters

Melissa & Tim Glisson

Melissa Glisson served as executive director of ARISE, Inc., a Center for Independent Living in Syracuse, NY for seven years. During this time she worked as the Project Co-Director of the Program on Employment and Disability in the NYS School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. She has provided training and consultation to Centers for Independent Living and other nonprofit organizations in the areas of, financial management, board development, marketing, employment services and transition services. She has served on the board of directors of several agencies where she played an active role in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. She is currently involved in advocating for individuals in the child welfare system (adoption & fostercare) and for those living with mental health issues in America's inner cities.

Tim Glisson has a 20-year association with the Independent Living movement having served professionally in such diverse capacities as advocate, lobbyist, legislative liaison, board member and program, fundraising and marketing consultant. As a conference trainer, his unique blend of governmental knowledge and program experience helps to promote both a broad and practical approach to raising and managing money. Tim presently is the president of a Syracuse based non-profit serving many single moms and their children living with disabilities.

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Presented by SILC-NET, a program of the IL NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

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