Glenda Hicks is the owner and Chief Consulting Officer of the self-titled firm. With over 30 years of professional experience serving the not-for-profit sector, and over 20 years within her firm, Glenda has supported clients and employers with board governance, board development, strategic planning, operations, accounting and finance, taxation, and human resource management.
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 to build capacity. In addition to her independent work, Glenda enjoys collaborating with expert colleagues to further assist clients in capacity building through Design Thinking Innovations, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work, and Leadership Development through strengths assessments.
Glenda’s vision and quest for “what can be” drives her efforts to continuously seek improvements and share these discoveries with others. She has combined her passion for teaching, her skill for synthesizing varied ideas into succinct objectives, and her professional foundation as a Certified Public Accountant, BoardSource-Affiliate Certified Governance Consultant, and a Professional Woman Network Certified Trainer to build a practice that meets clients where they are and guides them in developing or strengthening an effective and efficient infrastructure toward achieving mission accomplishment.
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.