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Lum, James

James is GuideStar's first full-time CFO, responsible for orchestrating multi-million dollar financial turnarounds in cash flow and operating income over the past two years. He responsible for coordinating strategic and financial oversight across the organization and also heads fundraising. James brings extensive experience in content management, distribution, and subscription economics for media companies including the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones, MTV, John Wiley & Sons, Sirius Satellite Radio, and ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliate stations. He served on the board of nonprofit Pacifica radio stations in both New York and Virginia and was a juror for the International Emmys. He started his professional career as an environmental engineer for firms and clients across the East Coast. James received BAs from the University of Virginia in Economics and Biology and earned an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship. James recently won the 2014 Nonprofit CFO Transformational Leader Award, demonstrating excellent leadership and commitment to the nonprofit sector.

Posts by Lum, James

  • Q&A with James Lum: GuideStar’s Impact Calls Deliver Results-Based Information to Stakeholders (04.21.15 )

    By Alex Parkinson, Researcher, The Conference Board, and James Lum, CFO, GuideStar Last month, I listened in to GuideStar’s first quarterly “Impact Call” for 2015. The idea intrigues me. Impact calls make sense—after all, companies discuss results with their primary stakeholders through quarterly earnings calls. Why wouldn’t nonprofits use the format to discuss their primary […]

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