To serve crime victims more effectively, victim service organizations must use fundamental financial management practices to stay solvent and operate properly. In this training, you will learn key bookkeeping and accounting principles, how to prepare financial documents, how to prevent fraud, and the differences in available financial management tools.


This training is designed for those responsible for their organization’s financial management. It will be delivered online, over the course of 5 weeks, beginning on February 26. Each week, except for the introductory week, will include a facilitated webinar.


The Financial Management training is part of the NVAA Effective Management Series and, like all of OVC TTAC trainings, there is no cost to participate. When you complete all components of this training you will receive .9 CEUs. 


HeadshotCharlene Allen

Charlene Allen, J.D., has worked with survivors of crime and trauma for more than 20 years as an attorney, advocate, and educator. She led one of the first statewide domestic violence coalitions as a lobbyist/organizer for Jane Doe, Inc. After graduating from law school, Ms. Allen taught and provided clinical supervision at Northeastern University’s groundbreaking Domestic Violence Law Clinic, where she also conducted statewide training on domestic violence policy and practice. Ms. Allen served as executive leadership in four nonprofit organizations, including serving as executive director at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and deputy director at The Funding Exchange. In these positions, she supervised financial staff, designed and reviewed quarterly financial reports, and acted as primary liaison with auditing firms. She also worked closely with these organizations' treasurers and was responsible for financial reporting to boards of directors. Ms. Allen is currently a consultant with the Criminal Justice Initiative, an innovative funding circle that supports grassroots efforts to address exploitation, abuse, and racial bias within the U.S. criminal justice system. She holds a juris doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law.

HeadshotTamara Fulwyler

Tamara Fulwyler, M.P.H., is an advocate and activist for healthy communities. She currently works as the chief financial officer for a tribal consortium nonprofit agency where she oversees a $17 million budget that funds health and human service programs for small tribes in southwest Washington. For the past three decades, she has assisted rural residents in reducing/removing the individual, institutional, and systemic barriers to their safety and wellness. Her work experience includes serving as executive director of a regional victim service agency; and supervising 25 staff and 50 volunteers in 5 programs: a shelter for battered women and their children, a crisis advocacy team, a sexual assault response team, a court and community advocacy team, and a thrift store. She worked for 3 years doing outreach for the Governor’s Council on Health Disparities in Washington State to engage Native Americans, people of color, and women in developing culturally relevant public policy on education and chronic disease. Ms. Fulwyler was born in southeast Oregon and raised in Oklahoma, and her mother’s great-grandparents were Choctaw and Chickasaw. She is an enrolled and voting member of the Chickasaw Tribe. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health.

Dates and Time

All webinars are conducted from 3:00–4:15 p.m. (eastern time). The sessions are recorded, so if you are unable to participate in the live webinar, you will be able to listen to the recording.

Introductory Week: Introduction to Financial Management, February 26.

Week 1: Planning the Budget, March 5–9, webinar on March 9.

Week 2: Bookkeeping and Accounting Concepts and Practices, March 12–16, webinar on March 16.

Week 3: Financial Reporting and Monitoring, March 19–23, webinar on March 23.

Week 4: Practical Financial Oversight, March 26–30, webinar on March 30.

For more information about this training, please email nvaa@ovcttac.org.

*OVC TTAC’s instructors have no vested interest in any products, instruments, devices, or materials that may be used in this training.

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.

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