Today, the requirements for compliance and privacy underscores most every interaction with clients. Surprisingly, these same parameters are a critical part of non-profit organizations as well.
In fact, when it comes to the 501(c)3 there are equally as stringent requirements. Consequently, using non-integrated programs, like Excel or Outlook, may fall woefully short in tracking the organization’s fulfillment of these obligations; this, because of the reliance on so many separate files kept on numerous PCs scattered here-and-there. Worse, is the huge amount of wasted time to search these isolated silos.
And when it comes to providing the necessary ‘audit track,’ the use of non-integrated files only compounds the problem. As such, information in tightly run non-profits can not only be inaccurate, but data may be missing, or fall to the duplicate-entry syndrome.
What’s more, those all-important lists of donors—and volunteers!—may not be adequately presented to boards-of-directors, or key community figures.
For sure, and just like a well-run business, structure is vital to the effective operations of a non-profit, particularly during those important ‘drives’ to raise money from donors and supporters. That’s why Microsoft Dynamics GP can bring more “productivity in the non-profit sector,” as noted the Dynamics University-website:
“Microsoft Dynamics GP helps non-profits comply with regulations, manage grants and fundraising activities, and improve the efficiency of accounting practices. Streamlining the unique accounting needs of your non-profit will save you time and money, allowing you to focus more on your core mission, and less on accounting. This provides greater cost-benefit value to your membership or constituents. The key is to simplify accounting practices of your non-profit while getting more value out of the solution with Microsoft Dynamics GP.”