Professional summary

Steven D. Zimmerman, CPA, MBA is the Principal of Spectrum Nonprofit Services where he provides training and consulting in the areas of finance and strategy for community-based organizations, foundations and government agencies throughout the country.

Steve is co-author of the book- Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability published by Jossey-Bass with Jeanne Bell of CompassPoint and Jan Masaoka of Blue Avocado. The book highlights Spectrum’s integrated approach to nonprofits which balances mission impact and financial viability. Steve also writes the Finance and Strategy column for Blue Avocado, an online magazine for nonprofits with 60,000 subscribers, and has also written for The Nonprofit Quarterly

Engagement overview

Engagements are customized depending on client needs and can range from a one day consultation and training to a multi-month strategic business plan.


• Salt Lake County
• Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
• YWCA National
• National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project
• City and County of San Francisco Department of Youth, Children and Families
• PEARLS for Teen Girls
• Milwaukee Art Museum
• CEO Leadership Academy