Saving nonprofit funds motivates Heise
By Tonya Layman, Atlanta Business Chronicle Contributing Writer
For Laura Heise, serving as chief financial officer of United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia Inc. is more than just watching every penny that comes in and goes out. It is about serving a purpose that makes the lives of clients better.
As the organization serves adults with developmental disabilities, Heise works to guide the finances, ensuring the money is spent wisely so that more services can be provided.
“In a nonprofit there is never enough money,” she said. “You have to run everything as tight and efficiently as humanly possible. My folks here do that ó we run very lean. We really have to finagle things and watch expenses so we can make the money go as far as it can.”