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Brenda Jacinto

Brenda Jacinto

Recent Posts by Brenda Jacinto:

Is Your Nonprofit Accounting Chart of Accounts Helping You Meet Your Mission?

On the surface, setting up your nonprofit accounting chart of accounts would seem to be a fairly straightforward process, but in fact, there is a lot of strategy that goes into it — or that should go into it — to save you a lot of work and headaches down the road.

The Chart organizes one of your most valuable assets: your operational and financial data. When set up correctly, your chart will enable you to see trends, issues, and opportunities within your day-to-day operational and financial data. Because of this, a well-organized Chart will make it easier for you to make better, faster and more informed decisions to move your organization forward. So, the time you spend evaluating your Chart will typically be among the most worthwhile time you’ll spend on your organization. Really!

Topics: accounting software chart of accounts Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based

Is Hiring for Key Roles a Struggle? Use a Sample Church Succession Plan

If you're finding it hard to hire staff for your back-office, you are not alone. There is increasing news coverage of organizations struggling to hire the staff they need to fill key roles. Businesses of all types state that they are having trouble hiring despite high unemployment. 

And the nonprofit sector is not excluded. In today's blog, we'll share how to use a sample church succession plan to help you keep your back-office moving forward even when hiring has stalled.

Topics: back office succession Planning Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based

Fast Growth & Multi-Locations Need New Solutions to Pastors' Challenges

As the multi-site church trend continues to grow, leaders are faced with the challenge of sustainability. Excitement for expanding the reach of the church to impact lives rallies support not only through generous giving but also through an increase in volunteering. But launching a satellite church is the easy part. This fast growth, church plants, and multiple locations and entities require new solutions to pastors' challenges.

Topics: Multi-Entity and Consolidations Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based

Measuring What Matters in Nonprofits

The right nonprofit financial management system can enable the access to statistical financial and operational data so you can automatically calculate key metrics such as financial (revenue), statistical (membership), or a combination (donations per attendee). And it can offer the visibility, automation, access, and adaptability you need to grow your organization or ministry and succeed. Whether you benefit from fast and easy reporting or automating processes that yield greater efficiencies, you will be a better steward of your funds when you start measuring what matters in nonprofits.

Topics: Metrics Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based

Adopting Fundraising Metrics For Nonprofits

As donors and funders increase pressure on nonprofits to provide transparency and connect measures to outcomes, it can be hard to know where to start. If it's time for your organization to think about adopting fundraising metrics for nonprofits, it's important to identify supporting metrics that align with your strategic mission. When you focus on what and how to measure, you inform other aspects of your strategic planning, strengthening your stewardship and performance, and increasing your mission or ministry's impact.

Topics: Metrics Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based

AcctTwo’s Church and Christian Accounting Software Leader: CFO Podcast

AcctTwo’s Head of Nonprofit, Allison Webb, is the latest guest on the Christian Nonprofit CFO’s podcast, hosted by David Beroth.

David’s podcast focuses on enhancing the stewardship of church finances with increased CFO insight and expanding ministry impact. Church financial software for financial leaders in ministry are often ill-equipped to address, let alone overcome, the many challenges they face. Too often they pivot from crisis to crisis. In this mode they run on the tactical treadmill instead of proactively contributing strategic value to their nonprofits. Unfortunately, the full impact of their ministry suffers without the right Christian accounting software. Proverbs 19:20: “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.”

Topics: church accounting church ministry Sage Intacct Church Accounting Software Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based