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AccuFund Unveils Results of 2015-2016 Endowment Accounting Insights & Analysis Survey

AccuFund commissioned publisher Nonprofit PRO to conduct a survey of its readers (nonprofit finance professionals and top organization management) to benchmark the methods used to manage endowment accounting.  272 endowment professionals responded.

The 2015-2016 Endowment Accounting Insights & Analysis Survey sought information central to endowment accounting management, including the frequency of fund statement reports, the systems used to manage finances, and specific software features used to manage endowments.

View Endowment Survey Infographic.

Read the full 2015-2016 Endowment Accounting Insights & Analysis Survey press release.

Five areas of consideration emerge from AccuFund's Endowment Accounting survey. When managing current endowments or considering the pursuit of new endowments, check out these 5 areas of concentration in our new Endowment Accounting Tip Sheet


Foundation Accounting and Fundraising. New Case Study

AccuFund recently partnered with Richmond Jewish Foundation in a new Case Study; showcasing streamlined accounting and fundraising functions improve all aspects of the foundation.

Richmond Jewish Foundation (RJF) is a primary, trusted and expert resource for planned giving and endowments, providing services to the community and its donors, making grants and undertaking community leadership and partnership activities to address a wide variety of needs in its service area.

With AccuFund, RJF was able to customize their accounting statements – for each one of their funds– and show their part of the income from the whole investment.  Through various tools within AccuFund Accounting Suite, combined investment revenues are allocated to various funds so RJF always knows how much each of the 250 funds has at any given time – and that it is properly accounted for. Using the Allocations Management module, the system calculates and posts administrative fees automatically, totally eliminating the need for spreadsheets.

Additionally, AccuFund CRM set out to provide a completely customized Salesforce solution for both RJF staff and their constituents by designing an online portal that allow constituents to review and submit online donations and applications without any involvement from the staff.

“In the first year alone, we saw a 300% increase in online donations because the system was so easy to use,” explains Robert Nomberg, Richmond Jewish Foundation President and CEO.

Read the full press release. To read the integrated foundation accounting and fundraising case study click here.

Version 5.02 of AccuFund Accounting Release

AccuFund announces the release of version 5.02 of its nonprofit and government Accounting Suites available for both online and on-premise licensing.  Version 5.02 includes a new Travel Advance Management module and enhancements to the Work Order module. 

Designed for organizations whose employees travel extensively, the Travel Advance Management tracks all open travel requests.  It is linked to the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable modules of AccuFund providing clients with a total environment to manage and reconcile travel activity.

The Work Order module enhancements extend the usefulness of the module beyond its original purpose of supporting the public works departments of local givenment.

Other changes in version 5.02 include enhancements to year end payroll processing and additional features in the AccuFund Report Writer. 

Read the full release here.


Spring Training: Report Writer Sessions

Develop your reporting skills and benefit from hands-on training to help streamline your reporting functions.
We hope you will join us in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 23-27, 2015.

Financial Report Writer, March 23-24, 2015

The Financial Report Writer class covers the essentials of financial reporting, including Statements of Financial Position and Activities, and includes introduction to the use of classifications for reporting.

Standard Report Writer, March 25-26, 2015
Standard Report Writer is used by all modules for transaction and summary reports, such as aging reports and vendor summaries, as well as to design all forms such as checks and Purchase Orders.

Advanced SRW, March 27, 2015
Advanced SRW covers topics such as sub reports and special functions used in payroll reporting. Prerequisite is the Standard Report Writer class.

Register for all report writer sessions here.

2014 User Group Meetings

Join us in person or online to learn first-hand about the updates, enhancements and new features AccuFund Accounting Suite has to offer you, your staff and your organization!

During the meeting, we will introduce and update all users on version 5.02 and new modules such as Travel Management.  Additionally, we will review changes in year-end processing, especially W2s. We will also review financial expense reporting with AccuFund and show how to automate imports using af.exe.

The preliminary agenda includes:

- 5.02 intro/update
- travel management module
- changes in year end process especially W2s
- update on available documentation
- 10 things you may not know you can do in AccuFund
- Financial Expense reporting with AccuFund
- Automating imports using af.exe
- product update plans for 2015
- General Q&A

Register for a session near you:

North Bay Area, CA - Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, November 20, 2014
Boston, MA - Friday, November 21, 2014
Sessions run 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. local time.
The fee for the regional meetings is $99 per person. The meeting runs from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lunch included.

Unable to join us in person? No problem, register for the Online User Meeting that will contain the same information as the regional meetings.

Online Training Thursday, December 4, 2014 (12:30-5:00 p.m. ET)

The fee for the Online Meeting is $99 per organization. You can login to the meeting from your conference room or other gathering area. This fee will allow one login registration to the meeting, but you can have several people sit in wherever you are viewing the session at your offices.  If you need additional login credentials for your company they are $99 each.