What is Nonprofit Accounting Software?

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I spoke recently with a prospective client that asked a simple question:  What makes nonprofit accounting software “nonprofit accounting software”?  I realized at that moment that there are software products in the marketplace that bill themselves as being “built for nonprofits” and there are others that claim to “work well for nonprofits”, but then the… Continue reading

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Software vs. Solution

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Why work with an independent value-added reseller versus a software publisher directly? If you have ever approached a software vendor about their product, it probably went something like this:   “Do you have budget for a purchase?” “When do you plan to buy?” “Are you the decision maker?” “Who is our competition?”  “Have you seen a… Continue reading

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Why Evaluating and Reconfiguring Your Financial Management Software is Critical

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Why is everything so hard?   Things used to be great.  The data entry made sense.  The reports were all configured to give us exactly what we needed.  Month end processes were efficient, routine and predictable.   Now it seems like we’re doing more and more offline in Excel spreadsheets.  Coding is confusing.  Month end is… Continue reading

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5 Tips for Creating an Effective RFP for Business Application Software

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  Many large (and some small) nonprofit organizations and most state and local government agencies have formalized procurement policies that require the use of an arm’s length, competitive bidding process for purchases over a particular amount, also known as a Request for Proposals (RFP).  Regardless of the rationale for the policy or the desired outcome,… Continue reading

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Why Guaranteed, Fixed-Price Projects are Ideal for Nonprofits

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How much is that?  Are you sure? Consultants, CPAs, attorneys and other professionals have long relied on time & materials billing as a cornerstone of project costing.  When a client approaches with a problem, they estimate the number of hours they will likely need to complete the work and then multiply that by the hourly… Continue reading

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