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Resources for our community of volunteer treasurers, accountants, and board members of small nonprofit organizations.

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Nearly 3 out of 4 of Our Nonprofit Organizations Serve Youth

In our ongoing efforts to connect with our users and the nonprofit organizations that they represent, NPT is now offering a short user survey each month. Users are prompted to answer 4 short questions about their nonprofit, or about their experience using our application - and we promise to highlight any interesting findings here, on our blog.

This month, we're learning that half of users consider their constituency to be "Local community" and almost 75% checked off that their organization serves "Youth". We'll update our findings are more responses come in, but for now we want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has taken a minute to click through our March survey.

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Recent Posts

New: Use Nonprofit Treasurer Payments to Accept Online Payments and Donations

You already use Nonprofit Treasurer to manage your small nonprofit organization's financials, and now you can create a funding micro-web site to accept payments and donations directly to your organization's checking account.

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Learn more about Payments:

New: Create (and Launch) a Fundraising Campaign in 3 Minutes

All Nonprofit Treasurer Features are Free for Any Nonprofit Organization

We've made some big changes to Nonprofit Treasurer, and we are excited to unveil several new features to our users in the coming weeks. But the first announcement is perhaps the most important: we have changed our "freemium" subscription model to open up all features of our software to all of our organizations, and new signups will automatically have the use of all of our features, too.

Existing users will notice that their account subscription has been upgraded to the 'pro' plan and subscription expiration date set to 'never' - and existing paid subscription plans have been pro-rated and refunded (as of 2016-12-12). We have always strived to make Nonprofit Treasurer affordable for nonprofits of any size - and we think making it free is a good way to accomplish that goal.

If you were on the 'free' or 'basic' subscription plan before, be sure to take a look around and check out the Budget and Balances modules as well as the extended Users management functions now available to all accounts.

What Do I Need To Do as the Treasurer of an All-Volunteer Organization?

The full scope of the role of the treasurer of a non-profit organization is not always apparent to a newly appointed volunteer board member. Individuals are often asked to serve their organization with no prior experience as a treasurer, and while the tasks of maintaining the group’s checking account and reporting account balances to the board are certainly primary, there are other responsibilities that profoundly impact your organization’s mission and members.

Guidelines found in the blog posts, What is the Role of the Treasurer? , I’m a Volunteer Treasurer, what now?, and Duties of the Treasurer of a Nonprofit Corporation are good resources. An excellent summary of the treasurer role can be found in Treasurers of All-Volunteer Organizations: Eight Key Responsibilities, and important advice is given in Bookkeeping Mistakes To Look Out For, and Day 6: Find Your Successor.

Lacking, however, is the emphasis upon the role of the treasurer as opposed to the treasurer the individual; realizing that volunteering as the treasurer is not forever and that the individual is but a transient caretaker of the role that will live on after one's tenure. A great treasurer will strengthen the financial systems of an organization, leaving a structure that is less dependent upon any single individual volunteer and maintaining continuity as the other individuals pass through the role.

The result of this orderliness is a reduced burden on subsequent volunteers and the organization.