Posts Tagged: "cloud solutions for nonprofits"

Event Recap: How Vena Can Help You Optimize Your Back Office
November 6, 2019
Event Recap: How Vena Can Help You Optimize Your Back Office

In many cases, time spent on manual processes within finance can amount to a third or even half of a full-time employee per year. For resource-strapped nonprofits, this can be a huge obstacle in the way of planning and making strategic decisions for the future of their organizations. On October 30th, 2019, JMT Consulting and…

The True Costs of Nonprofit Budgeting with Excel
February 23, 2018
The True Costs of Nonprofit Budgeting with Excel

Excel is the go-to reporting and budgeting tool for countless finance teams, including financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. In fact, there are more than one billion users worldwide—that’s about one in seven people! Excel is comfortable and familiar, but for growing nonprofits, it can be a real drag on your budgeting processes and productivity….

Outputs vs. Outcomes: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?
February 6, 2018
Outputs vs. Outcomes: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Donors want to know if their donations are impacting the work of your nonprofit through its mission. Increasingly, this means telling your story through numbers—something that nonprofits don’t always do well. Marc J. Epstein, co-author of the book, Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors, says that “The need…

Nonprofits in the Cloud: It’s More than Cost Savings
January 5, 2018
Nonprofits in the Cloud: It’s More than Cost Savings

Moving your nonprofit financials to the cloud from an on-premises solution can significantly reduce your costs. There are other benefits you may not have considered, though—pluses that are just as beneficial as bottom-line savings. Your fund accounting becomes more efficient, compliance is easier, and you have a better view of your organization’s performance. A closer…

Find Your Return On Mission, (ROM)
July 25, 2017
Find Your Return On Mission, (ROM)

Nonprofit organizations face increased demands for services from their communities.  But when it comes to internal needs, traditionally they have been tasked to minimize overhead costs.  And unfortunately, the area that suffers the most is the investment in systems. This puts significant strain on their finance teams, as many now have corporate cards, shifting from…

How to Get Board Buy-in for a Financial Management System
May 24, 2017
How to Get Board Buy-in for a Financial Management System

You may feel like hanging on to your legacy financial management system is saving you money, when in reality, it’s costing you big time. Your outdated systems and manual processes are costing you productivity—and ultimately, time and money. You may already know the secret to saving time and freeing up resources. Maybe it’s your board…

Why Every Nonprofit Needs Dashboards to Resolve the Visibility Issue
March 23, 2017
Why Every Nonprofit Needs Dashboards to Resolve the Visibility Issue

As a CFO of a nonprofit, you not only face unique challenges in business and finance but also experience significant pressure to prove you’re making the right decisions about your organization. Board members and stakeholders expect to see you’re making informed and successful decisions about your organization’s financial matters. More than ever, donors want transparency…

Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Measure KPIs (and How to Get Started)
March 16, 2017
Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Measure KPIs (and How to Get Started)

When working with nonprofit organizations, I see the same common financial management challenges time and again: lack of visibility, data pulled from too many sources without integration, disparate types of data, and extensive use of manual processes like spreadsheets to analyze, track, and report. Does any of this sound familiar in your organization? Because of…

Is Your Financial Data Safe From the Storms?
March 14, 2017
Is Your Financial Data Safe From the Storms?

Is Winter Storm Stella going to be your deciding factor for finally moving to the cloud?  With this megastorm threatening much of the Northeast, your on-premise systems are in danger of being compromised.  From having redundant data to dispersed geography and backup disaster recovery  (BDR) processes, cloud computing protects organizations of all sizes from a…

How to Plan for Better Nonprofit Financial Management in 2017
February 9, 2017
How to Plan for Better Nonprofit Financial Management in 2017

While 2016 might be over, 2017 is off to a fast start. It’s important for financial managers to have the right planning in place for their nonprofits in the new year. Between reports and taxes and grants and compliance, things can get lost in the mix. Don’t fear getting lost in the chaos—we put together…

Nonprofits Need to Choose Management Systems and Providers with Care
November 3, 2016
Nonprofits Need to Choose Management Systems and Providers with Care

Today’s nonprofit organizations have unique operational needs that most basic software can’t support. Choosing a management system and a software provider can be a daunting process; however, these decisions are necessary for the continued success of your nonprofit. Here are several tips for finding a cloud-based management solution that meets your needs as well as an experienced…

Nonprofits Need to Choose Management Systems and Providers with Care
Nonprofits Need to Choose Management Systems and Providers with Care

Today’s nonprofit organizations have unique operational needs that most basic software can’t support. Choosing a management system and a software provider can be a daunting process; however, these decisions are necessary for the continued success of your nonprofit. Here are several tips for finding a cloud-based management solution that meets your needs as well as an…

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