NEW YORK, NY, October 6, 2021 CSBM will be presenting at the 2021 NACSA’s Virtual Leadership Conference.

The conference will be held on four days, running from October 14-22, 2021 from 10 AM CT to 5 PM CT (11 AM ET to 6 PM ET).  NACSA’s Virtual Leadership Conference has drawn over 800 participants.

This year’s keynote speakers at the Conference are Naomi Shelton, CEO of the National Charter Collaborative, Lakisha Young, Co-Founder & CEO of The Oakland REACH, Dr. Christina Grant, Acting State Superintendent of the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Kara Bobroff, Executive Director of One Generation and Aasimah Navlakhi, Chief Executive Officer of BES.

CSBM has partnered with Barbara (Barb) Acenowr, Managing Director for Operations and Finance at SUNY Charter Schools Institute for this presentation.  Raj Thakkar, CEO and Founder of CSBM, is representing CSBM and presenting at this Conference.  Their session, “Responsible Financial Management: Proven Practices that Lead to Optimal Performance” will take place on Friday, October 22nd, from 11:30 AM ET – 1:00 PM ET:

Have you ever wondered what it takes from the school’s perspective to manage finances responsibly?  While each authorizer evaluates the financial performance of the schools in their respective portfolios, knowledge regarding the practices that lead them to those outcomes can be invaluable.  This session will share the Fiscal Responsibility Method including the 10 CUREs and 50 Remedies for the common causes and symptoms of financial mismanagement, the #1 reason why charter schools are shut down.  Authorizers putting themselves in “the shoes” of the schools they hold accountable will strengthen the sector.  Attendees will learn from both a service provider who helps hundreds of schools and the finance leader of a prominent authorizer to gain both perspectives, which prepare, protect and propel charter schools with responsible financial management.

Together, they look forward to joining over 50 other sessions, 100 event speakers and 125 organizations that are represented at the Conference.


If you would like more information about this topic, please call CSBM at (646) 448-8726, or email

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The Charter Schools Institute assists the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY) in meeting its responsibilities under the New York State Charter Schools Act of 1998 and in furthering SUNY’s leading role in strengthening public education across the State.  SUNY Charter Schools Institute’s Charter Schools Committee oversees SUNY authorized charter schools.  “The Committee approves or denies charter applications, revisions and renewals, administers a statewide charter school grant program, and sets SUNY charter school policies and standards.”

CSBM serves as a back office provider, CPA and financial advisor to charter schools and charter management organizations.  As an advisor, we train boards, leadership teams and financial staff on their roles with financial oversight, management and implementation.  As a back office provider, we serve as the full finance team for many charter schools or fill in gaps by serving as the Chief Financial Officer, Controller or Accountant.