Non-Profit Accounting Software

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You can find a review of the following non-profit software packages by the CPA Practice Advisor at https://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/accounting-audit/article/21072173/2019-review-of-non-profit-accounting-systems. We’ve added a few of our own comments about some of the reviewed software packages below, including QuickBooks for Nonprofits desktop version, which is not included in the review. 


Software packages that don’t offer donation tracking and/or donor/fundraising management:

· GMS Accounting

· Zero Nonprofit

· QuickBooks Online for Nonprofits (donation tracking but not donor/fundraising management)


Software packages that require a separate program or module for donor tracking and/or donor/fundraising management:

· Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT

· Cougar Mountain Denali Fund

· Fund EZ Fund Accounting


Software packages that don’t include a grant management feature:

· Aplos Nonprofit Accounting

· Araize Fast Fund

· Fund EZ Fund Accounting

· Zero Nonprofit

· Cougar Mountain Denali Fund

· QuickBooks Online for Nonprofits

· Serenic Navigator requires an add-on module/separate program


Software packages that don’t have an allocation feature:

· QuickBooks Online for Nonprofits

· Zero Nonprofit


QuickBooks for Nonprofits desktop

We generally find the desktop version to be superior to the online version for reporting and functionality. The main advantages that online offers is a lower price, multi-user remote access and real-time preservation of data as a result of the cloud based platform.