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Kim Anselmo – Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Finding the Right Accounting Software for Your Association

Focus on Your Mission, Not on IT

Focus on Your Mission vs. IT: Findng the Right Accounting Software for Your Association

Whether you're a trade association, a labor union, a professional society, or otherwise, there's nothing simple about managing the financials of a nonprofit association. The day-to-day challenges of dues collections, fundraising, budgeting, and reporting do not let up. It may seem as if you need to build a technology empire just to handle these demands.

What if there was accounting software that worked so well that it gave you clarity on your financials and left you with more time to focus on your association's mission—accounting software that left your sanity intact...?

 

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Romy Andrews – Thursday, February 02, 2017

Pretty, Pretty Pictures for Nonprofits: Using Outcome Metrics to Create Understandable Results

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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Nonprofits today are operating under growing pressure to be accountable and transparent. In order to secure funding, an organization must demonstrate a high degree of efficiency and sustainability in achieving their mission.

Most nonprofits are happy to oblige, of course, but there are two key issues: first, how can you ensure that your nonprofit’s performance is meeting high enough standards? Second, what parameters best show the state of your organization, and how can those be displayed in a friendly, understandable format?

 

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Romy Andrews – Friday, December 30, 2016

The New Financial Reporting Roadmap for Nonprofits in the New Year

The New Financial Reporting Roadmap for Nonprofits in the New Year by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

If you work for a nonprofit, you probably experience certain financial headaches that are unique to your type of organization. By their very nature, nonprofits are required to have clear goals and transparent finances. A nonprofit needs accurate, understandable financial reporting to show to its boards, committees, and donors as well as to make decisions that will help accomplish the mission of the organization without wasting resources.

Of course, this is easier said than done. Many organizations find themselves spending far too many hours manually manipulating financial data in outdated spreadsheets in order to have reports that show the right information. This, in turn, can mean that getting the most up-to-date information possible can be a major headache for overworked accounting teams. Good software, and hard work are all crucial to nonprofit financial success. Chances are, you already have the "hard work" part covered; however, it's time to find the right financial software solution for your organization so you can achieve maximum success with minimum resources.

Intacct Cloud ERP for Nonprofits

 

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Kim Anselmo – Thursday, November 10, 2016

Accounting Software: Care & Feeding for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Accounting Software: Care & Feeding

This is the seventh and final post in our blog series: Best Practices for Selecting Nonprofit Accounting Software

The typical accounting software lifecycle is 5-10 years for nonprofits, so you’re looking at a long-term investment. Keeping your new accounting software viable is achieved by implementing upgrades and proactive maintenance.

You just need to plan for it: all vendors have different schedules, with some offering major upgrades every year, quarter and some releasing new service packs every month. All of the above is greatly simplified with cloud accounting software.

Below are additional guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of your nonprofit accounting software so that you can instead focus more of your energies towards achieving your mission.

 

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Kim Anselmo – Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Accounting Software Implementation: Tips and Tricks for Nonprofits

Accounting Software Implementation: Tips and Tricks for Resource Group

This is the sixth post in our blog series: Best Practices for Selecting Nonprofit Accounting Software

Congratulations! You've decided upon the right accounting software for your nonprofit, gotten approval from your board and signed on the dotted line. This is truly an accomplishment, but now is when the rubber hits the road – it's time for implementation.

This journey can last anywhere from 3 weeks to 9-12+ months depending on the size of your nonprofit and degree of complexity. This blog post will help ensure a smooth implementation of your new accounting software.

 

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