Raji Kalra

Principal
Expertise: Improving operations, impacting business growth and maximizing profits through cash management, strategic planning, systems development, creating processing efficiencies, and business restructuring.

Ms. Kalra is a serial COO & CFO for growing nonprofits & social enterprises in the US. She also has experience in Fortune 500 companies, working at Accenture & American Express. Throughout her career, she has focused on developing strategies to help organizations grow and creating systems & plans for efficient, effective operations while implementing policies & procedures to mitigate risk and enhance governance.

Currently, Ms. Kalra acts as an interim CFO for IRAP (International Refugee Assistance Project) & the Shorefront Y (SFY). She was also recently a change leadership consultant for the NFL and organizational design consultant for Global Outreach International. Before switching to freelancing, Ms. Kalra worked at the David Lynch Foundation as their CFO/CAO, growing the organization from $7.5M to $18M and Harlem RBI, helping to establish & start DREAM Charter School. She also lead the Museum for African Art’s $135M capital project during her tenure there as CFO.

Raji holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MA from John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She holds her undergraduate degree from Columbia College, Columbia University. She is also a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional and sits on three nonprofit boards, serving as Treasurer on one and Chair at another.

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Podcasts

The Dance: Financial Management for Not For Profits and Social Enterprises

Scenario Planning vs Contingency Planning for Not For Profit Organizations

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