The 6 Best Accounting Software for Nonprofits of 2022


Quickbooks Intuit




Many nonprofits end up combining accounting, donor management, and payroll services using multiple programs, making things confusing when doing year-end reporting. QuickBooks Enterprise Nonprofit is our pick as the best overall accounting software for nonprofits because it’s a full-service program that lets you track your finances, manage your donor lists, and even pay your staff.

Advantages
  • Combines donation management, financial statements and payroll services in one package

  • Backup and protect your QuickBooks data online

  • Syncs with apps like Kindful

The inconvenients
  • Free trial not available on Enterprise edition

  • You have to pay extra fee to get remote access

  • Adding users can quickly increase the monthly cost

QuickBooks Enterprise Nonprofit is published by Intuit, the financial services and tax software company. Intuit was founded in 1983. Since its launch, it has become a household name, generating over $7.7 billion in revenue in 2020.

Although there are cheaper versions of QuickBooks available for nonprofits, we selected QuickBooks Enterprise Nonprofit because of its robustness. For large or growing organizations that need comprehensive accounting services, this program may be a good choice.

You can use QuickBooks Enterprise Nonprofit to track expenses and donations, budget by program and compare to actuals, and create donor and grant reports. This version of QuickBooks lets you accept donations and securely store donor information in your database. If you upgrade to Gold, Platinum, or Diamond plans, you can even get payroll services for your organization and pay your staff directly through QuickBooks.

QuickBooks integrates with several apps used by nonprofits, including Kindful. If you use these apps as part of your fundraising campaigns, you can sync data and import transaction details to streamline your reporting.

While other versions of QuickBooks have free trials, QuickBooks Enterprise Nonprofit does not. This version starts at $1,275 per year, but the price can increase depending on the additional services you need. For example, the Platinum plan costs $2,035 per year.

The default version is only available on the desktop, so employees cannot access it remotely. If you want to add cloud-based access, you will need to pay additional hosting fees for each user who will use the program. For example, the cost for two users to remotely access the Diamond plan is $3,572.40.

For small nonprofits or nonprofits just starting out, you probably don’t need software with as many features as QuickBooks Enterprise Nonprofit. For smaller organizations and charities with more basic accounting needs, QuickBooks offers other plans that start at lower prices, such as $25 per month.

QuickBooks has a 4.5 star rating on Capterra.

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