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The 10 Best Nonprofit Accounting Software Apps For 2019

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Chelsea Krause

Chelsea Krause

Managing Editor - Accounting
Chelsea Krause is a writer who has specialized in accounting for over three years and is a QuickBooks Certified User. She has a BA in English & Creative Writing from George Fox University and studied at the University of Oxford as well. She has been quoted in Forbes and her work appears in Startup Nation, Small Business Bonfire, and Women on Business.
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    Angie

    Then how important is an accountant to a really small non-profit if we have a solid member providing their time using one of the suggested software? Are we breaking any laws if we don’t have a “bookkeeper” or “accountant”?

      Chelsea Krause

      Hi Angie,

      You are not legally required to have an outside accountant or bookkeeper for your nonprofit and can have one of your members do the accounting for you. I don’t run a nonprofit and you know your organization much better than I; however, in my experience, accounting and taxes are complex, especially for nonprofits. The peace of mind may be worth hiring an expert.

      I’d recommend doing some research and speaking to other nonprofits to see what works for them. Here’s one article I found that may help you get started: https://www.business.com/articles/nonprofits-guide-accounting/.

      I hope that was helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Best wishes,

      -Chelsea Krause

        Pauline Gunn

        Very helpful and informative. Guides purchasing decision making in the right direction.

          Chelsea Krause

          Hi Pauline,

          I’m glad you found it helpful! Best of luck!

          -Chelsea Krause

            Aukje Smith

            Thanks for your great write up Chelsea and including infoodle in your review.

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