QuickBooks and Accounting Resources Find help cleaning up your nonprofit or public library's accounting Elliot Harmon and Ariel Gilbert-Knight - April 11, 2012 Intuit's QuickBooks software is an industry standard for accounting, but if the accounting at your nonprofit or public library is poorly managed, then QuickBooks alone won't help you. With appropriate training, support, and possibly a consultant, you can get your accounting on track and take full advantage of the possibilities of QuickBooks. Adopting QuickBooks at your nonprofit or public library for the first time can be a challenge, particularly if your organization's accounting is in a state of disrepair. If you're currently using a spreadsheet or paper ledger to keep track of your nonprofit's finances, then moving to QuickBooks is a great excuse to assess and improve your accounting. That may take some time, energy, and money, but it can have a significant impact on your nonprofit's day-to-day processes. Clean accounting is the first step toward being able to measure, report on, and optimize your organization's performance.In this short article, we've compiled several resources: some focused specifically on implementing and using QuickBooks in a nonprofit environment; others on best practices for nonprofit accounting in general.QuickBooks Made EasyQuickBooks Made Easy offers DVD-ROM-based training at a discount through TechSoup. Training is available for both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.The founder and CEO of QuickBooks Made Easy, Gregg Bossen, has been a frequent speaker in TechSoup webinars. Here are some recent ones. QuickBooks (Desktop) for Existing Nonprofit Users QuickBooks (Desktop) for New Nonprofit Users QuickBooks for Religious and Faith-Based Organizations QuickBooks Online for Newer Nonprofit UsersUsing QuickBooks at Your Organization In this series of archived blog posts, CPA and QuickBooks ProAdvisor Mark McCallick outlines the key steps involved with configuring QuickBooks at a nonprofit. Planning and Implementation Setting Up the Chart of Accounts Using the "Customer/Jobs" and "Classes" Utilities Coding and ReportingResources from IntuitIntuit offers many options for getting help with QuickBooks.Free SupportVisit Intuit's Learn and Support page for links to frequently asked questions, contact options, and other resources.Check out the QuickBooks Community to get answers from other QuickBooks users. Paid SupportFind a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor in your area. To find consultants who work specifically with nonprofits, use the "Industry served" menu on the search results page. This work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License.