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January 2015

Grant Management Benefits [video]

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How Grant Management could help your nonprofit organization.

Join us February 12, 2015 for ‘Grant Management Software Solutions’ part of the Nonprofit Enrichment Series. Register here.

Welter Consulting assists Washington nonprofits and nonprofit organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest find, and implement software solutions like Grant Management to help their organizations fulfill their mission and serve their constituents.

Nonprofits are constantly confronting increasingly complex grant requirements.  Grant management software can assist your organization in managing the entire grant cycle, from discovering new sources of funding to integrating with your fund accounting solution to measure the outcomes of grants, programs, projects and departments.

If grant management by email and spreadsheets is becoming more difficult to manage, it’s time to find the right tools and technology to empower your team.

Abila Grant Management is a powerful solution that can be used as a standalone system but becomes even more powerful when integrated with Abila Fund Accounting.    You’ll be equipped to track, manage and automate the various stages of the grant cycle.  When integrated with the powerful reporting of Abila Fund Accounting, your reports will be accurate, easy to create and to the specifications of the funder.

Are You Adequately Prepared for Fundraising in 2015?

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Fundraising for NonprofitsIf you rely on fundraising to serve your constituents, or if like an increasing number of nonprofit organizations you are turning to fundraising in addition to grant awards, are you prepared in the areas that experts believe are key?

Rich Dietz (senior product manager for Abila) shared his five key strategies for fundraising organizations in 2015:

  1. The ability to connect and engage Millennials with your organization
  2. Treating all donors as if they are major donors
  3. Mobile and online fundraising ability
  4. Conversion optimization (improving donation flow to raise more money)
  5. The ability to share the stories of your mission, constituents and organization in a very visual way

“The nonprofit sector must continue to evolve and keep pace with behavioral changes we see in society,” said Dietz. Organizations that embrace new ways of thinking, streamline their databases, create visual stories, and adjust their engagement approaches will be successful.”

More of Rich’s thoughts can be found in the full Nonprofit Times article.

In serving nonprofits in Washington State and throughout the Western United States, we’ve observed the same factors for success. We’d add a sixth element: invest in a true fund accounting software solution to track your fund whether grants or donations or both. The better your fund accounting system, the better you can respond to reporting requests – from grantors, donors, internal constituents or your board. Welter Consulting helps you with the purchase and implementation of your Abila MIP Fund Accounting software so that you can report quickly, easily and directly from the system itself (no need for creating yet another spreadsheet).

We’ve helped many organizations in Washington, Oregon, California, Montana and beyond who believed that they were too small to be able to afford a solution like Abila MIP Fund Accounting. We found a configuration and technology platform that met their needs. So whether you are a large nonprofit in Seattle or Portland, or a small nonprofit in Helena or Coeur d’Alene – Welter Consulting can help.

As part of our commitment to nonprofits regardless of size or location, we offer the Nonprofit Enrichment Series. These online webcasts are held monthly and free of charge to nonprofit organizations – click here for a complete listing.

Grant Management Software Solutions – Topic of February Nonprofit Enrichment Series

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February’s Nonprofit Enrichment Series will focus on the topic of Grant Management Software and how it can help position your nonprofit organization to win more grant awards.

Please join us online February 12, 2015 at 9:00am Pacific for ‘Grant Management Software Solutions’.
Register here

Choosing the right software solution for your organization can directly increase future funding.

Grant ManagementGrant Management software can help your organization share funding goals and objectives, reporting deadlines, fundraising budgets and allowable costs and indirect rates. Track all contact information and key funding data to allow your organization to know what is due with current funding sources and where we stand with all funding that we have applied for.

This software works directly with MIP Fund Accounting or can work stand-alone with any accounting package. Abila Grant Management software enables you to increase grant funding by optimizing operations, allowing your agency to better utilize its resources. Join this webinar to learn more about Abila software and how Welter Consulting can guide you through the whole process.

Free for nonprofit organizations – you may register here.

You might also be interested reading:
Software Simplifies Grant Reporting
Ten Do’s and Don’ts of Grant Management
Grant Management: Where to Find Opportunities

Vicki Welter, CPA has helped nonprofit organizations in Washington, Oregon, California, Wyoming and throughout the Western United States select and implement Fund Accounting, Fundraising, Grant Management and other software solutions. Vicki is a member of the Washington Society of CPAs and the Washington State Nonprofit Association.

Best Practices for Year End 1099 Reporting

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Year End Best PracticesAs part of the Nonprofit Enrichment Series, “Best Practices for Year End 1099 Reporting’ will be presented by Vicki Welter, CPA on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Best Practices for Year End 1099 Reporting

January 20, 2015 8-9am
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Keeping up with the changes in tax regulation from year to year can be challenging! This 60 minute webinar details the information necessary for accurate 1099 reporting including: IRS requirements and penalties; when to use the 1099-Misc. form; and changes and current processing rules. We will also demonstrate streamlining advantages and tips for processing 1099’s with common non-profit accounting software like MIP Fund Accounting.

Best Practices for Year End 1099 Reporting is part of Welter Consulting’s Nonprofit Enrichment Series.

Other Welter Consulting resources for nonprofits: