Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Webinar: Has Your Nonprofit Outgrown Quickbooks?

Update: Missed today's webinar? Not to worry, you can view the complete slides and recording on our online library.

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Over the last year or so, Intacct Corporation has worked with us on a number of informative webinars on the current world of nonprofit financials. They are joining us for another session on one of the more popular accounting programs available: QuickBooks.

"Has Your Nonprofit Outgrown QuickBooks? Taking Financial Management to the Next Level" is the latest in our series of free webinars with Intacct. Many organizations use QuickBooks because it's easy, well known, and it simply works. But as your organization moves beyond the entry level, QuickBooks may hold you back -- slowing growth and draining productivity. Change is hard but this webinar will help you start the transition of moving to a new accounting system.

Here's what you will be learning during this webinar with speaker Joan Benson, Sr. Product Manager, Nonprofit Industry at Intacct:
  • Why you need a true nonprofit accounting solution.
  • Five signs your organization has outgrown its small business accounting solution.
  • How to evaluate the true costs of staying with QuickBooks (hint: it's not just the software).
  • How the cloud makes it easy to move to a true fund accounting system.
Register today to get your nonprofit financials back on the right track. The webinar begins on Sept. 19 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Local Organization's Nonprofit Status In Question

A deal that would move a camp for the homeless in Portland, Ore., has come into doubt after questions about the tax-exempt status of the organization that pays for the camp have emerged.

According to a report on KATU.com, the city of Portland and Right 2 Dream Too came to agreement on a plan that would move the camp to the city' Pearl District. Yet that plan is now in jeopardy after a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) surfaced that claimed the organization that runs the camp is not actually a nonprofit.

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who has worked for years to find Right 2 Dream Too a new home, told KATU that she was not aware that the camp was not recognized as a tax-exempt organization by the IRS. She said that determining the exact status of the organization had to be cleared up before the deal could be finalized.

Right 2 Dream Too's website lists its current monthly costs as $1,500 per month and covers these expenses through donations. Fritz confirmed that the camp would probably not have to pay rent at its new location. When contacted by KATU, Ibrahim Mubarak, the camp's leader, refused to comment on the camp's finances.

You can read the full story on KATU's website.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The NPT Jobs Career Center already offered up one Chief Executive Officer position this week and now, with our newest featured nonprofit job, we have another. Think you have what it takes? Read on for more details.

San Francisco, Calif.-based Tides is looking to hire a CEO to lead the organization into the future. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the chosen candidate for this position will be responsible for the vision, mission, and overall health (financial and otherwise) of the Tides Network. S/he must be an individual with a track record of success in managing large-scale operations, building and inspiring leadership teams, and a strong personal connection, commitment, and passion for the mission and values of the organization.

Other essential duties include:
  • Renew a powerful, long-term mission and vision for Tides Network , building on and leveraging the current work and previous successes of the organization.
  • Serve as the organization’s leading public representative, funding/business development executive, and spokesperson for the Tides brand to key constituencies.
  • Oversee the solicitation, accumulation, investment, and allocation of Tides Network’s long-term capital resources.
  • Help to expand and diversify the Board. Recommend new board member criteria when appropriate and facilitate the orientation of new board members.
Qualified candidates will have a strong track record of proven leadership ability and at least 10-15 years experience in a complex regional or multinational organization. A passion for the organization's mission is also essential.

You can apply for this job today by visiting the NPT Jobs Career Center.