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The Nonprofit Accounting Cheat Sheet

By on Jan 14, 2016


Man searching for a nonprofit accounting cheat sheet in a maze

Nonprofit Accounting: The Cheat Sheet

Whether you’re a nonprofit native or  just starting in the nonprofit world, you’ve no doubt realized there are differences in the way fund accounting is structured vs. for profit accounting. And while there are resources around the web to provide you with information, our goal is to offer a one-stop shop for the basics of nonprofit accounting.

This handy infographic demonstrates the things that make nonprofit accounting unique, and it’s all together in one easy-to-scan guide. Whether you’ve been in nonprofit accounting for years or this is your first venture in the market, you’ll find everything you need to navigate the challenging waters of  fund accounting for nonprofits. From the basics of fund accounting to the nuances of accounting in the cloud, The Map to Nonprofit Accounting is your guide  to a heartache-free fund accounting experience.

the map to nonprofit accounting

We’ll keep the fund accounting resources coming. Let us know if you have any questions or if there’s anything specific you’d like to see.


*This post has been updated from its original version


Jeff Sobers is the product marketing manager for financial solutions at Blackbaud. He has nearly twenty years of experience in accounting, professional services, sales, and marketing. At Blackbaud, he actively gathers market feedback to understand nonprofit needs and market trends in order to improve the quality of Blackbaud’s accounting products and services. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Jeff served as a Project Manager for Avaya, Inc., where he led the implementation of systems to BellSouth, Coca-Cola, EarthLink, and InterContinental Hotels. Jeff was also a Global Account Manager for Cabletron, Inc., and he began his career as a Controller at a regional optical chain. Jeff currently serves as the treasurer on the Board of Directors of disAbility Resource Center, one of three centers for independent living in South Carolina, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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