Free and Low-Cost Nonprofit Accounting Tools

Nonprofit Hub | September 05, 2017

When your nonprofit stays on the ball about adapting to new tools, it can work to achieve its mission. Part of this comes from good customer relationship management tools, but it can also include day-to-day operational things, like accounting and fundraising.

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Increasingly, individuals, young organisations and even established companies are turning to crowdfunding as a means to support product launches and the development of new ideas. For smaller creators, crowdfunding can be the difference between a project happening or not. As competition for funding increases and available funds shrink, crowdfunding is becoming a viable way to generate the early-days financial boost projects need to get up and running.

Spotlight

Increasingly, individuals, young organisations and even established companies are turning to crowdfunding as a means to support product launches and the development of new ideas. For smaller creators, crowdfunding can be the difference between a project happening or not. As competition for funding increases and available funds shrink, crowdfunding is becoming a viable way to generate the early-days financial boost projects need to get up and running.

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