Glenda joined this select group of expert trainers after completing a rigorous application and certification process and is now certified to deliver BoardSource’s signature nonprofit governance trainings nationwide. For nearly 25 years, BoardSource has been supporting and promoting excellence in nonprofit board service by providing cutting-edge thinking and resources on board effectiveness and by engaging and developing the next generation of board leaders. The BoardSource Certified Governance Trainers are a select group that is proficient in board governance topics, advanced facilitation techniques, and the BoardSource training methodology.
Glenda Y. Hicks, CPA | Non-Profit Trainer & Consultant
Glenda Hicks is owner of the CPA practice, and has over 30 years of professional experience in business, including accounting and financial reporting, taxation, and human resource management. She has provided several years of training and consulting services to not-for-profit organizations and their boards and board committees through the CPA practice.
The firm’s mission is to provide nonprofit organizations with “Best Practices for Becoming the Best Nonprofit” by working with board members, senior management and staff. Glenda Hicks is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of Georgia and Florida. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is also a graduate of the University of Miami with a Master of Professional Accounting degree. Glenda is a Certified Trainer through the Professional Woman Network, with an emphasis on Women’s Issues and is a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource.
Glenda began her career with Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers), where she attained the level of Senior Associate. She then joined the management team at the University of Miami as Director of Financial Reporting. Later, she worked as the Controller, then Interim Executive Director of Health Crisis Network, Inc., a non-profit community health service organization.
Glenda Hicks has served in a volunteer capacity on the board of various non-profit organizations and committees. She is a member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Leadership Cobb class of 2010. She is past Chair of the Cobb Community Collaborative, past finance committee member of MUST Ministries, past Treasurer of Girls on the Run of Atlanta, past Assistant Treasurer for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), and past board member of the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida.
Business & Professional Memberships
Glenda is a former faculty member of Nonprofit University for certification courses at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Atlanta, GA. She is a former adjunct faculty member for the Graduate School of Business of the University of Miami, and the College of Business and Mass Communication for Brenau University. Glenda is also the co-author of four personal development books for women and young adults. In her current practice, she has presented numerous workshops, seminars, and webinars on topics including stress management, leadership development, negotiating skills, board committees, understanding nonprofit financial statements, internal controls and accountability, board roles and responsibilities, Sarbanes-Oxley and nonprofits, managing difficult clients, grants management, audit preparedness, and more.