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From Passion to Execution: How to Start and Grow an Effective Nonprofit Organization by Lyn Scott

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Chapter 12Nonprofit Accounting

“There is a tremendous strength that is growing in the world through…sharing together, praying together, suffering together, and working together.”

~Mother Teresa

Although you’re passionate about providing needed services in your community, you and your team will have to properly administer the not-so-glamorous business aspects of your new organization. If accounting is not your forte, heed my advice and hire the most qualified candidate you can afford to manage the financial functions. It will be a very costly mistake to allow a lapse in the organization’s accounting responsibilities to occur.

Depending on your organization’s funding sources, the accounting records for your organization will need to comply with ...

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