“I enjoyed my time working with Jed as a board member and Treasurer of SAY. His ability to use his creative artistic background and tremendous financial knowledge together is truly unique. One of a kind.”
“Jed is a thought leader among nonprofit financial executives. … He brings creativity, practicality, integrity, and wisdom to his work. His commitment to excellence and his unique capacity to tell the story of financial statements will help staff, board donors and community members understand the nuance of your fiscal operations unlike ever before.“
“Jed has a knack for taking the complex and making it simple. In so doing, he is adept at communicating to a variety of organizational stakeholders- from service professionals to board members. Jed is excellent at developing and providing executive-grade information from which to make decisions and inform trends.”
“Jed identifies opportunity and optimizes it; he deeply understands the cultivation and stewardship of donors while bringing entrepreneurship and expertise to everything he touches…”
“The success of your not-for-profit organization depends on many factors, including the quality of the professional expertise your organization receives.
As an auditor, I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Coffin during his term as Director of Finance and Administration for the Santa Rosa Symphony Association.
With his broad experience and a thorough understanding of financial system design, analysis and reporting requirements, he was instrumental in revising their financial reporting system and developing effective and meaningful reports for management and the Board.“
“… As a commercial lender for 25+ years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many different types of Finance Management teams. … From troubleshooting (and managing) cash flow, budgeting and strategic planning, Jed just ‘gets it’. He knows how to analyze, manage and mitigate risk – all of which are core competencies of a strong CFO.“
“The monthly budget reports for the organization came from Jed, and they were the clearest reports I’ve received during my 22 year tenure as Orchestra Personnel Manager.
… the Ballet highly values Jed’s expertise and invaluable contributions.“
“Jed knows everything about the financial workings of nonprofits! I’ve never had a question he couldn’t answer. He served on the ACSO Board as its treasurer for several years and his reporting was flawless and in plain English.“
“Jed entirely transformed the Monterey Symphony’s finance and administrative functions.
With his extensive knowledge of accounting, box office operations, computer systems, and office management, he was able to provide a smooth transition from a part-time bookkeeper position to a fully fledged finance department.
The board of directors, in particular, praised his guiding efforts and without reservation gave him encouragement and support.”