Topic: A discussion with author & entrepreneur Raj Thakkar on financial principles for charter schools that stand the test of time
On this episode you will find 3/10 financial "cures" from Raj´s book and some of the common symptoms you may be seeing at your school...
- Double dipping or misusing funds - Only ever reporting budget vs. actuals - Underestimating the cost of expansion / replication - Sticking to manual processes and not investing in technology - Not maintaining a fiscal calendar
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Raj Thakkar is a experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of empowering charter schools and nonprofits with financial knowledge and accounting services. Adjunct Professor who teaches the Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship: How to Use Business as a Force for Good at NYU Wagner. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Budgeting, Forecasting, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, and Coaching. Strong entrepreneurship professional with an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Book: Fiscally seCURE: prepare, protect and propel your CHARTER SCHOOL with responsible financial management
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