I do most all work by hand. My aim is to be as efficient and cost effective as possible. Having said that, there are a few trusted partners I recommend.
A good friend of some 30 years, historian and nonprofit fundraising professional Toni Turner has her own independent firm, Non Profit Solutions Consultants. If you need more than one experienced hand, consider us both. We’d love to team up.
A trustworthy accountant can make a world of difference in running a successful, professional nonprofit organization. They can also solve (and troubleshoot) problems of all kinds, and will keep you in step with the IRS. My accounting has been handled by the all-woman firm Hahn & Oldham, P.C. of Kingsville, Texas for 20 years. As a great deal of work today is done online, they can help you literally from any location, and they will travel as needed. The firm is affiliated with The Kleberg Bank, and they are trustworthy and exceptionally professional.
NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network is my primary professional affiliation today. See my #NPTechClubATX profile by following this link. There are many other solid support groups today, and many companies provide excellent educational opportunities as well. To discover a few professional development resources, with some commentary on my part, follow this link.
I have used the “technology” products of several companies over the years with great success. Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog shares many of those experiences. I adopt new technologies fairly easily and if you would like my “read” on some of them, send me a message via the secure contact form on Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog. NTEN’s website has a very helpful section on this topic as well, “Reports and Resources.”
Email is always preferred.