Non-Profit Bookkeeping

Non-profit bookkeeping is one of the most complex types of bookkeeping. It is very different from small business bookkeeping, which you may be more familiar with. Managing the finances of a non-profit organization involves a unique set of challenges, including tracking multiple funding sources, ensuring compliance with donor restrictions, and providing detailed financial reports to stakeholders and regulatory bodies.

Understanding the Unique Challenges of Non-Profits

As a bookkeeper, you understand the importance of accurate financial management. However, non-profits operate under different rules and standards compared to for-profit businesses. From grant tracking to handling restricted revenue, the intricacies of non-profit bookkeeping require specialized knowledge and skills. Our course is designed to bridge that gap, equipping you with the expertise needed to navigate the complexities of non-profit financial management.

Understanding Non-Profits

In this class, you will learn how to create and maintain a chart of accounts tailored for non-profits, track program-specific revenue and expenses, and work effectively with a board of directors. These skills will not only enhance your proficiency as a bookkeeper but also empower you to make a meaningful impact on the financial health and sustainability of the non-profit organizations you serve.
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What's included?

  • Grant Tracking  - Learn to efficiently monitor and manage grant funds, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and maximizing funding opportunities for your non-profit organization.
  • Restricted Revenue - Master the skills needed to accurately track and report restricted revenue, ensuring funds are used in accordance with donor stipulations and organizational goals.
  • Chart of Accounts - Discover how to set up and maintain a tailored chart of accounts for non-profits, facilitating clear financial reporting and effective decision-making. 
  • Tracking Program Revenue and Expenses - Gain expertise in tracking program-specific revenue and expenses, allowing for precise budgeting and performance analysis of your non-profit's initiatives.
  • Working with a Board of Directors - Learn best practices for financial communication and collaboration with your Board of Directors, enhancing transparency and strategic governance for your non-profit.

Let's take your bookkeeping skills to the next level.

Bookkeeping for non-profits is very rewarding when you know how to tie it all together (and have the tools to do so).

We have over 25 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. We KNOW how it all ties together AND how to take care of the organization WITHIN the software.

This class is a 300 level course.
Students should have a basic understanding of bookkeeping processes.

Meet Your Teacher...

Jackie Shaw is the founder and principal consultant of Get Organized!. She is a proven educator, mentor, and business advisor. 

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The Details

Whether you want to solidify your bookkeeping skills or you're starting from scratch, we've got you covered.

This course consists of 10 weeks of study.

You can expect to put in about 3 hours of work each week.

The majority of the course is taught via pre-recorded lessons so you can watch at your own convenience. 

There is homework! You will be asked to do some research and some project based work.

There are also quizzes, tests and a final exam!

We take this education very seriously. You must put in the work necessary to pass the class.

Upon completion of the course you will receive the Brass Jacks seal of approval! 

Class starts Sept 16th

Payment Plans Available

Frequently asked questions

Can I take this class with no bookkeeping experience?

This is an upper level course. Students should have at minimum a basic understanding of bookkeeping and accounting concepts. Students who are new to bookkeeping will need to put in the additional work to stay up to speed on the concepts taught during this course. 

What is the Jackie Method?

Heck yes, we coined our own method! 
The Jackie Method uses the 5 C's: 
  • Consistent - The same expenses are coded to the same accounts time and time again
  • Current - The books are up to date
  • Correct - The data is entered correctly (need we say more?!)
  • Concise - The financial reports are as short as possible - no fluff around here!
  • Confidence - Most important! We want you to feel confident in the work you do. Enough so that you feel comfortable answering questions management has and saying “That’s a good question. Let me check on that.” Instead of guessing or panicking.

How Can I Get A Discount?

We are not offering any discounts at this time. 

Is there a payment plan?

Yes! We want this course to be accessible. Payment plans are a great option and we offer them with no added cost to you.
Payment plans consist of three monthly payments of $600.

Can you guarantee specific results?

We love this program and stand by what we teach. Our prior students have learned a lot from us and our clients are happy to work with us. However we have no way of knowing what you will do with this course and therefore cannot guarantee results, income or job opportunities. The testimonials on this page may not be typical for all students. 

What is required to succeed in Non-Profit Bookkeeping?

  • You will want to set aside approximately 3 hours of time each week for this course

  • You will need access to a computer - the type of work you will be doing will require you to have access to a Mac or PC, a tablet or phone will not be sufficient for this course.
  • Communication is key. This course is 10 weeks long for a good reason, it's an extremely robust course. Plan to ask questions and ask for help when you need it. We want all of our students to succeed so let us know how we can help you!

Are you ready to uplevel your bookkeeping skills?

11 spots remaining
class starts September 16th
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