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Running QuickBooks in Nonprofits: The Only Comprehensive Guide for Nonprofits Using QuickBooks Paperback – December 1, 2005
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Enter *Running Quickbooks in Nonprofits*; this book taught me more in one reading than a year of muddling through it and bothering the accountant with "free" questions until he was blue in the face. Not only did I finally get a good handle on the basics of accounting for a non-profit, but I was able to finally utilize the full power of Quickbooks within its inherent non-profit limitations - even the version of Quickbooks for non-profits isn't well adapted for the purpose as it was not built from the ground up for the unique accounting needs of non-profits. With this book, you will learn how to adapt Quickbooks for you non-profit organization and make it work for you, not against you.
What makes *Running Quickbooks in Nonprofits* easy to read and understand and why it delivers is because the author is an accountant working with non-profit clients, so she can deliver real world advice that makes sense to those in the non-profit world.
A Guide to my Book Rating System:
1 star = The wood pulp would have been better utilized as toilet paper.
2 stars = Don't bother, clean your bathroom instead.
3 stars = Wasn't a waste of time, but it was time wasted.
4 stars = Good book, but not life altering.
5 stars = This book changed my world in at least some small way.
Iven writes from the perspective of a person who knows accounting principles and practices demonstrating how this will work in QB for non-profits. She will walk you through each step within your accounting needs giving suggestions and direction about setup, planning, day-to-day usage, reporting, and why it works best as described. This book is toned down from a pure accountant's view but is not designed for a beginner or a person knowing basic accounting of balancing a check book. Some accounting terms and practices are explained, but not all. This is as it should be since QB is designed for more. But for someone willing and desiring to learn more, this is an excellent tool.
Read this book BEFORE starting to setup your QB company file. We could not simply setup QB like our old software was setup. It will not report properly. And there are advantages in the day-to-day accounting that proper setup gives. It is the best explaination of "classes," their usage and function. It tells you why certain data entry methods will and will not work with reasoning behind it.
QB is weak as far as a "contributions module," but if you follow the suggestions in this book it will work smoothly. Afterall, contributors are customers. The QB non-profit version will change titles on screens and menues to match your usage.
Overall, this book is an excellent tool and should be a required purchased and read before converting to QB and setting up your file for the first time as a non-profit.
And I totally agree with the author: you'd think a global find and replace would have been easy to accomplish so we could have labels and terms that reflect a nonprofit world. Shame on you, Intuit!
Buy the book - it is worth it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this several years ago to solve those problems I kept running into with this software. I was working alone at home for a non-profit, no one else to turn to. Read morePublished 14 months ago by every little breeze
QuickBooks needs a truly Non-profit software. This book just shows you how to use portions of the program for non-profit.Published 14 months ago by Kish
Lots of good tips on how to handle items that are nonprofit. Also good short cuts are included with suggestions on different ways to accomplish the same tasks. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lela
It was a quick read, and quite pedestrian for an experienced Quickbooks hand, but there were a few basic concepts of "how to" that made a HUGE difference in setting up... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Richard Barnaby
I have worked with quickbooks for over 14 years, This was purchased at the beginning of my career in order to understand how things worked for nonprofits.Published on April 4, 2014 by TaLyKe_6109
If you know how to run QB then this maybe helpful for you. I'm still learning and haven't found it useful.Published on February 20, 2014 by ashley cummins