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As the new year starts, I know there are a number of organizations thinking about changing their accounting systems. In case you are wondering whether you can use QuickBooks in a nonprofit environment, I recorded this video to show both the pros and cons. It is focused towards churches, but covers most of what other nonprofit organizations have to consider. Though the system isn't for every organization, if you think QuickBooks may work for you, please consider my books, Using QuickBooks for Nonprofit Organizations, Associations, & Clubs or QuickBooks for Churches & Other Religious Organizations. The step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations make...

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Tis the season for charitable donations and for non-profits to reassess their ability to accept appropriate contributions. Transferring stock for a charitable contribution may give the donor a significant tax advantage. With the stock market at all-time highs, many donors may have stock that has appreciated in value over the last few years. Donating this stock, in lieu of cash, may allow the donor to receive the full market value of the stock as a deduction instead of having to pay the capital gains. Stock transferred as a donation to an eligible organization may be deducted by the donor at the...

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What a busy month! First Church Accounting: The How-To Guide to Small & Growing Churches and now the 2nd edition of QuickBooks for Churches and Other Religious Organizations has just been released as an e-book! The paperback version should be ready for shipping by December 5. The 2nd edition includes a chapter on tracking in-house payroll through QuickBooks, what's new in the 2015 version of QuickBooks, how to track member accounts for mission trips & the like, and more based on reader responses. I highly recommend bundling it with Church Accounting: The How-To Guide to Small & Growing Churches for...

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Great news! Techsoup.org, a phenomenal resource for nonprofit organizations, announced today that eligible religious organizations can receive donations of QuickBooks accounting programs.  This is a substantial money-saver for churches!  And, remember, QuickBooks for Churches & Other Religious Organizations is THE resource for making QuickBooks work in a religious environment.

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I am so excited to announce the release of my latest book, Church Accounting: The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches! It is a collaboration with Vickey Boatright of FreeChurchAccounting.com and is designed to help churches with their church accounting needs. FreeChurchAccounting.com has been the go-to website for all things related to church accounting since Vickey started it in 2008. For Church Accounting: The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches, I took the topics that her readers found the most important (and asked the most questions about), and wrote a resource covering the most essential and useful information for...

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