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About Me

Ellen Sturgis has worked in nonprofits for over 30 years, in a variety of sectors and positions.  She has served as interim executive director/CFO in a variety of situations that called for different needs from those positions, and understands that your needs will be both unique and familiar. 


The Pandemic put new pressure on every non-profit and every Board and executive director.  As you consider staying remote, or developing a hybrid operation, ensure your financial & operational systems are as secure as when you were in the office.


I am available as a part-time CFO, as well as a short term consultant to help you assess and design the best system for your current needs.


As your Interim Director, I will help your organization move through that important transition of Executive Directors.

I'm also available as an experienced (part time) CFO to advise you and your Board


Think about it:

  • Do your operational systems resemble a crazy quilt? 

  • Does audit time cause you to cringe, much like it did last year?

With 30+ years of nonprofit experience, I can evaluate what your organization needs, and will work with you from design to implementation and not disappear before your staff is fully comfortable

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 Several Night Heron clients have demonstrated their
creativity in reaching new communities as a result of the Pandemic--I can help you set up systems to enable that creativity!
News & Articles of interest

10-12-20 Top Five Things Every Nonprofit Leader Should Know about Finance

Click here to read my recent contribution to @MassNonprofit's Sector News.  A quick read to hand to your board members and senior staff.

2-17-20  Is Crisis Necessary for Change?  

Click here to read about my recent experiences with two very different organizations--what do you think? What is the root cause of significant change?

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