Nonprofit Bookkeeping and Accounting For Dummies

Author: Sharon Farris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470432365
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers advice on how to keep financial records for a nonprofit organization, including how to set up an operating budget, choose an accounting system, track federal money, prepare for an audit, and fill out tax forms.

Bookkeeping for Nonprofits

Author: Murray Dropkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429702
Format: PDF, Kindle
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BOOKKEEPING FOR NONPROFITS Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a hands-on guide that offers nonprofit leaders, managers, and staff the tools they need to create and maintain a complete and accurate set of accounting records. This much-needed resource provides those with little or no bookkeeping experience with practical advice in a highly accessible format. Written by Murray Dropkin and Jim Halpin, Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a step-by-step introduction to keeping accounting records, which form the foundation for a nonprofit organization's financial reports, tax returns, budgets, cash forecasts, and grant proposals. Using this volume as a guide, nonprofit leaders and staff will be able to set up books with or without accounting software and ensure that the records meet the needs of their organization. Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a comprehensive resource that Discusses how transactions provide day-to-day information for tracking cash balances and cash requirements Shows how transactions provide information to management and the board of directors for budgeting and other essential tasks Explains basic bookkeeping concepts, such as the accounting equation, the chart of accounts, and income and expense tracking Guides readers through the nuts and bolts of recording a transaction Provides an overview of alternative recordkeeping methodologies and how to choose among them Designed to be easy to use, the book is filled with illustrations and checklists. "Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is the remarkable new guide for a new generation of accounting challenges bookkeepers face every day." —Frances Hesselbein, chairman and founding president, Leader to Leader Institute "Bookkeeping for Nonprofits provides a rare combination of consummate professionalism and clear, accessible writing. Underlying the wealth of technical information lies a great deal of wisdom. The authors have found a way to translate their enormous, on-the-ground experience into usable, actionable policies, procedures, and practices. It is a book that gives all you need to create a fiscally responsible agency with the bonus of helping you become a better manager and a wiser person." —Peter Block, business consultant and author of Flawless Consulting and The Empowered Manager "Bookkeeping for Nonprofits provides an excellent understanding of the practical application of bookkeeping in the real work environment." —Ron Werthman, vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO, Johns Hopkins Health System, The Johns Hopkins Hospital "This is a wonderful book that every bookkeeper in a nonprofit organization should have." —Eusebio David, fiscal director, Federation of Multicultural Programs, Inc.

Bookkeeping Basics

Author: Debra L. Ruegg
Publisher: Fieldstone Alliance
ISBN: 9780940069299
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bookkeeping Basics No trained bookkeeper on staff? No problem. Many nonprofits don't have a trained bookkeeper on staff. This crucial function goes to whoever has the time and the willingness to do it. Lack of accounting training or background is not only frustrating for the individual, but also potentially risky for the nonprofit. Bookkeeping Basics will enable you to successfully meet the basic bookkeeping requirements of your organization. It gives you the knowledge and skills to track the financial activity of your nonprofit in a way that brings order out of chaos, safeguards the organization's assets, and provides useful information for making sound decisions. Clearly defines what you most need to know In plain language, the book explains concepts and processes you most need to know, including: single- versus double-entry bookkeeping; cash versus accrual basis accounting; posting financial transactions; keeping a ""paper trail"" of source documents; preparing a trial balance; creating financial statements; establishing internal controls; preparing for your annual audit; and closing out your fiscal year. Step-by-step instructions, clear definitions of terms, and detailed examples help you put concepts into actions. Reproducible forms include an accounts payable register, accounts receivable register, accounts receivable register, general ledger, financial summary form, grant tracking form, internal controls activity flow chart, and an audit preparation checklist. Bottom line: If you're the bookkeeper for your nonprofit--by choice or default--this book is for you!

Nonprofit Kit For Dummies

Author: Stan Hutton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119280087
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Help your nonprofit thrive Need practical advice on running a nonprofit? No problem! Packed with the latest tips and techniques on starting and managing a charitable organization, this easy-to-follow guide offers everything you need to help your nonprofit endure the ups and downs of the economy. From applying for your tax exemption to raising money to pay for your programs, it covers it all. So get ready to bring in the bucks — and enjoy watching your nonprofit prosper. Write a mission statement Craft a compelling pitch Raise money online Apply for grants Get the word out Adapt in hard times Prepare a solid budget Project cash flow

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation National Edition

Author: Anthony Mancuso
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413318975
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The process of becoming a tax exempt organization may appear intimidating, but with How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation, you can do it quickly, easily, and with confidence. This bestselling book includes complete instructions for obtaining federal 501(c)(3) tax exemption and for qualifying for public charity status with the IRS. It will help you: . complete an IRS tax exemption application . prepare articles of incorporation . write the bylaws of your nonprofit . fill in minutes of the organizational meeting . understand your state’s specific nonprofit requirements This edition is completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the law, and includes contact information for finding updated state specific instructions. You'll also get information on new online services and options related to forming your nonprofit. Plus, all the forms you need are included in this complete guide. Forms are available to download at nolo.com.

Accounting For Dummies

Author: John A. Tracy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119245680
Format: PDF, ePub
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Open the books on accounting with this friendly guide Want to make sense of accounting basics but don't know where to begin? This new edition of Accounting For Dummies helps you speak your accountant's language with ease—minimizing confusion as you maximize profits. Written in plain English, it quickly gets you up to speed on how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for private or public companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, manage budgets for a better bottom line, and so much more. Whether you're a small business owner, a manager with budget responsibilities, or just want to understand your 401(k) statements, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on all those columns of numbers—without losing your cool. From tips for getting the most out of reading a financial report to ways to analyze and manage profit—and everything in between—it gives you the jargon-free introduction to accounting you need to make sense of those numbers. Get the scoop on accounting basics and standards Read and understand financial statements with ease Report income and expenses for public or private sectors Create great financials and boost your bottom line If the thought of accounting gives you anxiety, you're in luck! Accounting For Dummies is your no-nonsense ticket to success!

Nonprofit Accounting A Practitioner s Guide

Author: Steven M. Bragg
Publisher: Accountingtools
ISBN: 9781938910302
Format: PDF, ePub
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Nonprofit Accounting provides guidance in how to create and operate a nonprofit accounting system, close the books, and produce financial statements - all while operating in accordance with the unique nonprofit accounting standards. Coverage of nonprofit accounting standards includes revenue recognition, joint costs, split-interest agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. The book also describes detailed systems of control, budgeting, and ratio analysis to maintain a proper level of control over funds.