Financial Management Education Specific to Nonprofits Coming Soon
Melbourne, FL (August 14, 2019) – Virtual accounting firm Blue Fox has partnered with donor management software provider Bloomerang to provide educational content to nonprofit organizations in the area of financial management. Alike in their missions, these companies provide back office services to nonprofits and charities; Blue Fox offers bookkeeping, payroll, and tax preparation, and Bloomerang’s platform focuses on fundraising support and donor management.
The first publication, How to Wow at Your Next Board Meeting: 4 Tips for Meaningful Money Conversations, written by Blue Fox CEO Chantal Sheehan, is now available at www.bloomerang.co. It can also be accessed through Blue Fox’s blog at www.yourbluefox.com.
Blue Fox CEO, Chantal Sheehan said, “The majority of resources available to nonprofit leaders are dedicated to marketing and fundraising. And while those are important, it’s also vital for nonprofit executives to build financially sustainable organizations. There are not enough professional resources out there dedicated to nonprofit fiscal management. Blue Fox aims to change that as we share our expertise. We thank our partners at Bloomerang for giving us another platform.”
In addition to their guest editorial for Bloomerang, the Blue Fox team regularly publishes on their blog at www.yourbluefox.com/nonprofit-social-enterprise-financial-blog. Article topics range from the importance of kindness in leadership to QuickBooks tips specific to nonprofits to how to get a clean audit.
For more information about Blue Fox call (321) 233-3311, email email@example.com, and visit www.YourBlueFox.com.
ABOUT BLUE FOX: Blue Fox provides customized financial and back office services for social impact organizations (nonprofits and social enterprises). Services range from standard bookkeeping and payroll services, to coaching and consulting, to full-blown virtual CFO services. The Blue Fox mission is to disrupt the traditional accounting model through technology, innovation, and a radically client-focused approach that truly empowers nonprofits and social enterprises. For more information call (321) 233-3311, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.YourBlueFox.com.
Only 11% of Nonprofits Run Efficiently
Hold tight. What I’m about to tell you might make you cringe. If it doesn’t, we need to talk!
One of the last nonprofits I consulted for used an Excel database to record checks received. A part-time recent college graduate was in charge of retrieving the checks and compiling the bank deposit.
Were there errors? Sometimes.
Did this staffer have questions? Often.
Did they have questions they never asked? Probably.
Was this process efficient? No!
Queue my broken record: There has to be a better way!
I’ve worked in the social impact sector most of my life. I think nonprofit professional do-gooders are highly innovative, intelligent and creative. Truth: we are scrappy geniuses. Put that on your resume!
So, why are some nonprofits still operating in the paper trail dark ages? Excuses of the past are no longer valid. Today’s back office technology is widely available, user-friendly, cost-effective and downright awesome! Fox-tastic, as we say at Blue Fox.
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Don’t feel bad if your back office is behind the times. You’re not alone. This Yale Insights article highlights a shocking fact, “According to NetChange’s long-running survey of technology use by nonprofits, only 11% view their organizations’ approaches to digital as highly effective.”
Imagine what your nonprofit could accomplish if your back office was humming away in a highly efficient manner?! Theoretically, you could do more than 89% of other nonprofits. Not that it’s a competition. ;)
Well, I take that back. I’m a competitive person, and let’s face it: all nonprofits are competing for market visibility and funding. These two functions directly affect your nonprofit’s ability to make a positive impact in your community.
Moral of the story: free up back office inefficiencies and go after what really matters.
So, how much time does technology and automation actually save you?
Giveeffect, a nonprofit software provider found that automation can save an organization over 30 hours per month. That’s huge! I say, take those 30 hours and throw them at mission related work.
Do I have you thinking yet?
It’s almost 2020. People thought cars would fly by now. Even more, people thought they would fly by now. (I was promised a jetpack!)
Technology advances are slow in some industries, but your nonprofit’s back office can and should be fully automated with today's proven tools. No excuses. Our team at Blue Fox uses the best-of-breed technology and we train our clients how to be FinTech rock stars.
We understand, change is hard. That’s why we encourage you to invite a professional nonprofit-focused accounting firm to help along the journey. Wink, wink – that’s us!
Make a virtual appointment with our CEO today. It’s time to get up to speed with the latest technology. Consultations are complimentary and often enlightening. Call (321) 233-3311 or email email@example.com.
Blue Fox will get you sorted!
Author: Chelsea Clementi, MBA, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Blue Fox
Top Nonprofit News - August 2019
If you’re like us, your daily inbox is jam-packed with newsletters and educational opportunities from like-minded social impact leaders. These spectacular humans work around the clock to foster positive change in their communities. Then, somehow, find time to share their story with fellow nonprofit enthusiasts. We tip our hat to them!
Here are just a handful of our favorite nonprofit resources this month:
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About Blue Fox: Our team provides customized, boutique financial and back office services for social impact organizations. Services range from standard bookkeeping and payroll services, to coaching and consulting, to comprehensive virtual CFO services. Our mission is to disrupt the traditional accounting model through technology, innovation, and a radically client-focused approach that truly empowers nonprofits and social enterprises. For more information call (321) 233-3311, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.YourBlueFox.com.
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