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“Being able to bring smile to other people, now that's what charity is all about. However, running a charitable institution is a whole different story.”
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Why Do Charities Need Accountants?

Though charities are not for profit-making, like every other organization, there must be responsible financial management. They need to account for funds received from sponsors

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6 Steps to Help Your Volunteers Develop Professionally

Loyal and motivated volunteers are the driving force behind the development of your association project.

The third reason that drives volunteers to stay in an association is professional development assistance. That is the need we will help you meet today.

Let’s start by exploring and understanding why this is needed.

Why is the acquisition of skills motivating for volunteers?

Indeed, you may be somewhat sceptical of this observation and this is normal: your volunteers will rarely tell you that they are joining your association to develop professionally.

In fact, 47% of workers systematically cite their volunteer experiences on their CV! Association experiences can be highlighted on professional networks.

Detailing the skills acquired and used (e.g. cash management) during a volunteer action or an association mission can be a major asset in an online CV!

Now that the stage is set, how can we respond to this thirst for skills?

#1 Identify key skills for volunteers

What skills do volunteers need? Here are some key skills that volunteers can reuse in their professional lives:

Teamwork

Association engagement is in fact a collective dimension. It is an ideal opportunity to develop one’s ability to work as a team: leading a debate, finding consensus, motivating a team, etc.

Adaptability

Acting within an association also allows you to rub shoulders with many different profiles. Nothing better to develop one’s understanding of others, one’s sense of empathy and one’s ability to adapt easily to different situations and people.

Creativity

Volunteering does not have certain constraints often present in the professional world such as strong hierarchical relationships. Creativity, initiative and innovation can therefore be more easily expressed within an association. Having an original approach to a problem and finding an innovative solution makes it possible to stand out in many situations, and are all useful assets in a professional or personal setting.

Project management

To carry out a project in all its aspects (creation, financing, management) is a sought-after skill. The ability to manage a project is paramount in the associative world.

#2 Mastering the key concepts of good training

As an association leader, you will be brought to accompany your volunteers on their journey within your association. However, you may not be in control of the fundamentals in terms of learning and skills development. Here are some key concepts and tips for good training.

  • Training is a subtle mix between theoretical knowledge acquisition and action. Choose back and forth between these two types of learning.
  • You learn when you think about what you have done. Feedback and feedback is essential to learn and acquire new skills. That’s the key to learning!
  • Finally, you learn better in a group than on your own. A learning community allows you to have more perspective but above all to exchange!

#3 Offer initial training but don’t forget the continuing education

Many associations tend to invest a lot of time and resources in training a new volunteer. This is very commendable and certainly indispensable.

But continuing education is at least as important.

Volunteers need to be helped to develop their skills and diversify.

Deepen

Don’t hesitate to give them feedback on what’s right and what can be improved. Give them responsibilities where they perform.

Diversify

Make regular points (at least once a year) to find out what your volunteers want to train. You can also offer them new responsibilities. According to Research and Solidarity, 17% of volunteers want to have more responsibilities in associations. You can also simply offer a trial with an experienced person in a new position. Anyway, a volunteer who falls into the routine is a volunteer lost in the medium term!

#4 Validate your volunteers’ achievements

Volunteers usually already have skills (communication, management, accounting, etc.). Their associative action is an opportunity to improve or even become a true specialist in an area of expertise.

So help your volunteers in this direction!

Find out what they’ve learned. And offer them associative missions adapted accordingly.

#5 Promoting intra-member training

Multiply opportunities for volunteer interactions to share skills and build skills.

If several people are interested in the basics of accounting, why not propose to your treasurer to organize a 2-hour training on the basis of accounting?

In addition to retaining your volunteers by bringing them new skills, this will have two other benefits:

  • Collaboration between your volunteers will be improved. Volunteers will be less grating to the idea of scrupulously writing down all the information on a cheque (issuer, bank, number) because they will have grasped the interest for the treasurer.
  • The treasurer will feel valued while his role can sometimes be ungrateful.

Advice #6 and conclusion: you are not their HR!

Volunteers want your association to help them progress professionally. That’s not why you have to play HR!

Don’t repeat what you see in business:

  • Propose rather than order.
  • Be rigorous but non-formal.

Don’t forget that volunteers also invest in your association to help for free, find meaning and sometimes escape from their professional lives!

How do you support your volunteers in their professional development? Share your tips and experiences by leaving a comment below!

If you want to develop your association network, we recommend some digital tools to help you!

Planning A Training Course For The Volunteers

For the association to turn, it is essential to train the volunteers who join the association, but also those of long time.

The same is true of volunteers: 80% of them feel that training is necessary to continue to develop their skills. 

In this article, we suggest that you imagine a training course for your volunteers based the following questions: 

  1. Why train volunteers?
  2. How do I train them?

Here we go!

Why create a training course for the volunteers?

Training interests for your volunteers

The main objective of a training is to acquire new skills, which are then put to the benefit of the association. 

A better understanding of how your organization works will facilitate the integration and ease of new volunteers, who are still unaccustomed to the associative world.  

As for those who have been present for some time, offering them enriching training promotes their development by continuing to acquire new skills. Training them is a great way to retain them and strengthen their sense of belonging. 

Finally, the rise in skills as a result of their training may encourage some volunteers to take on initiatives and responsibilities to leadership positions.

Volunteer training needs

All of the benefits shared above are effective only if the training is relevant. It will be if the training is for the right people. So take the time to determine if you want to train all of your volunteers, only leaders or only those involved in specific topics (e.g. digital communication). 

Then determine the needs and requests of these volunteers about the training they want.

Training for all volunteers in your association

We have identified two training axes for all the volunteers in your association: 

  • Understanding and appropriating the associative mission,
  • Acquire the know-how necessary to achieve its objectives.

At the reception of the new volunteers, an intervention by the founding members of the association presenting the history, mission and values of the association will “booster” the motivation of the volunteers and their involvement.

A simple explanation of how the structure works in general will certainly put them at ease. Obviously, these tips are to be put in front of the specific situation (and the size of your association). To make the organization more convenient, these exchanges can quite take place online, through a video conference.

The second type of training is less “theoretical” and relates more to the activities and skills to be mastered. Indeed, 20% of association leaders1 believe that the know-how of their volunteers is inadequate. 

Depending on the need, the content can be very different: such as training on listening, monitoring and knowledge of the beneficiaries of the association (people with disabilities, homeless people, job seekers, etc.) for example.

Training for volunteer leaders of your association

The know-how of the association leaders must therefore be developed regularly. 

Every leader must be comfortable with his or her responsibilities to do it properly. Providing new managers with a “community culture” base on topics such as board organization, accounting management, fund-raising, digital tools, etc. is particularly relevant and useful.

These non-specific trainings enable you to acquire digital, accounting, communication, etc. skills. These teachings must not be neglected or taken for granted. 

Regardless of digital, other skills need to be renewed. For example, a treasurer will have to get up to speed on the association’s new accounting plan.

The certificate of training in association management is in particular a diploma that aims to give volunteers the knowledge necessary for the good administrative, financial and human management of an association. 

It includes a theoretical training of at least 30 hours and practical training in an association. To find out which organizations are authorized by the state to provide the training, you need to check with your regional youth, sports and social cohesion directorate.

Finally, who says leaders, says governance and management. 

It is important that leaders know how to lead their boat so that the association develops and continues its activities in the best way possible. 

An association is a large structure where you have to manage volunteers or even employees, a budget, etc. These trainings will help to professionalize leaders. 

As you will have understood, good conducting is not improvised. It is therefore necessary to train! 

How Do You Train Your Association’s Volunteers?

Organize in-house training for your volunteers

Before soliciting external actors, why not use your association as the primary source of training?

To share with volunteers concrete expertise, you can organize in-house internships where the speakers are your own volunteers. Take care to choose those who have been present for quite some time, and who have concrete expertise. 

Different problems can demotivate you to create training from scratch since it can be time-consuming, artisanal or even low quality. It’s up to you to make sure you find the right themes and make sure the quality level is adequate! 

Soliciting public structures

On some topics, internal resources may not allow you to offer comprehensive training to your volunteers. Referring to public structures, which offer often free training, is another relevant option. 

For fairly basic associative needs, you can get closer to local structures such as the houses of associative and civic life (MVAC). 

These places of advice and training are intended for small and medium-sized associations, to enlighten them in multiple aspects of the life of their structure such as the creation, development of activities and management difficulties encountered. 

MVAC provides resources and resources (information, documentation, project support, etc.) that can allow you to either be assisted in your training or to train directly within these structures. 

Relying on associative networks 

If you are affiliated with a federation or an association network, these actors can also support you in training. They generally offer training on a regular basis so that affiliated associations can continue to improve, adapt to new challenges, etc. 

You can also choose to create a joint training with other associations or network. This can lead to enriching exchanges that allow everyone to learn more about other ways of doing things.

Using companies

The last option is to turn to training professionals. It is their job to offer you paid training of professional quality. They are generally very specialized on specific topics. Ask them for a quote (and most importantly, take feedback from other associations that have used their services).

8 Tips And Tricks To Boost Donations To Your Association

#1 Modernize Your Collection System With Online Donation

We can’t repeat it enough: adaptation is key! Online payment is a habit that has firm roots in our daily lives. Online payments have long been applied to everyday purchases, but online payments have also been involved in fundraising for several years. The benefits of online donations are obvious: you no longer need to send checks and letters to sign: donations can be made a few on your computer or mobile. It’s done in seconds. Democratized on most platforms now, 3D Secure reassures you about payment security. The best thing about this is that it makes managing your donations much easier with online payments to the association. The treasurer will definitely appreciate it!

#2 Update Your Website’s Homepage

Your association’s website is a real asset to your communication. On this site you share all information about your association, its members, its activities, etc. When you are asking for donations, it is essential to state this on the website. From your homepage, let you know that your donation campaign is open! It sounds obvious, but don’t forget to make it accessible from the top of you. Your request for donation should be on the “waterline” of your website, that is, visible to visitors to access without having to go down the page. Potential sponsors visiting your website will easily find a link to the donation form on your website. For this, nothing could be simpler than inserting a button on the page. Website buttons should have bright colors and can have eye-catching effects. This is called a call to action. Of course, link it to your online fundraising.

#3 Relaunch Your Former Donors

If you have collected donations, keep a careful list of previous donors! Create and create this list: Rewrite to donors to increase donations to the association. These generous people, in addition to the possibility of rehiring them, your previous donors will certainly be pleased to hear from your association and its development. Don’t hesitate to show it. The impact of their donations. For this, there are many possibilities: a room detailing the distribution of funding sources for your association, a “concrete” equivalent of donations. For example, a donation of 100 euros is 12 hot meals. Of course, no one is better than you to find the most meaningful way to explain the impact of a donation.

#4 Relay information on social networks

According to the Non Profit Tech for Good report, 25% of donors say that social networks are the communication tool that inspires them to donate the most. 

So, when you need communication, you don’t say anything by saying that social networks are your precious ally. Campaign. The best ideas are yours! Don’t hesitate to organize small meetings (remotely at the present time) with your team to imagine creative and original ideas that will make a hit. Be careful not to lose it. Not all social networks can be related to communication goals.

#5 Highlight The Impact Of Donations Received On Projects, Beneficiaries And The Association

One of the reasons for the donations coming in December is the perceived disparity between the situation where donors find themselves on the same side, and that those who can benefit from donations are found on the other side. The situation can be a happy communication. Note, this issue can be weak: it is obviously not a matter of making people cry in the living room, or “falling on patients” — it can be a disgrace to your beneficiaries. One of them may simply be a reflection of the success of donations made over the past year and the announcement of the goals for the year. It will only suffice to send a message encouraging people to contribute to this goal.

#6 Highlight The Tax Benefits Of Donating To Your Association

In addition to the natural inclination to solidarity, this tax advantage can be a lever to encourage them to take action.

Of course, your association must meet certain criteria in order to be able to issue tax receipts allowing donors to challenge part of their donation. You can check out our article to find out if your association is in the public interest and thus entitled to issue tax receipts.

Note that your association’s tax receipts must meet a number of regulations. So when you’re giving, don’t forget to explain to your donors how they should do it in order to challenge their donation. 

The deadline of December 31, the end of the calendar year, marks the end of the fiscal year. All donations made before December 31 will be deductible over the following year, those made from January 1 will be deductible the following year.

This can, of course, be an additional argument for expressing his generosity in December. In any case, nothing prevents you from reminding your potential donors.

#7 Propose Different Donation Formulas

Not everyone wants/can necessarily give 100 euros or every month. 

To encourage your donors, flexibility is the order of the day! 

Thus, do not hesitate to propose different amounts, but also a free amount, which the donor can choose at his convenience. 

Also give donors the opportunity to renew their donation. In particular, you can offer one-time donations or recurring donations, annually or monthly. 

In the long run, it is better to collect small recurring amounts than a large one-time donation.

#8 Send A Thank You Email After Fundraising

When it comes to donations, at least “Thank you” is as important as “Please”. Gratitude is an integral part of the donor’s journey. When the donation has been accepted, express your gratitude and email your donor to thank him for his generosity. If you have many donors, you obviously don’t have to you send a personalized email to each of them! For example, you can easily automate email campaigns to thank them. You may be able to email hide other incentives to boost your donations at the end of the year. A simple example: you can encourage your donor to pass on the link to your campaign to donate to your cause-sensitive contacts or share it on social networks. This is how vitality is born. Your thank-you email is also an opportunity to engage with your donors in the long run. For example, invite them to sign up for your newsletter to keep up to date with your projects. You can also register your donors in your CRM. This way, identifying them and contacting them again for your next fundraiser will be a breeze! Finally, if you don’t have many donors but are a great help to your society, check out our article to find out how to keep your major donors.

7 Ideas For Events To Raise Funds For Your Charity

Two main concerns punctuate the lives of association representatives: finding volunteers on the one hand, and funds to support their projects on the other. 

Grant applications, donation campaigns, sponsorship, social impact contract, sale of goodies, etc. There are many ways to fund your association. Today, we approach fundraising through event organization. 

Once your goals and needs have been defined by asking the right questions, here are the possibilities:

  1. A concert or a show
  2. A conference-debate on your cause
  3. A sporting event
  4. A fair or raffle
  5. A charity gala and an auction
  6. Solidarity sales and flea markets
  7. Training and workshops

Also find a short summary of the important points at the end of the article. In short, if you run out of ideas, don’t panic! The ones we offer in this article will surely inspire you! 

Ask yourself the right questions

To launch a fundraising event for your association, certain points need to be clarified before you can tackle this organization.

Here are the main questions to ask yourself:

  • Who is your target, the people you want to attract to this event? How many people do you want to have during the event?
  • What are your financial and human resources available for this event?
  • What other items will you need and already have at your disposal? (a venue, equipment for a concert, artist-sponsors that you can solicit, etc.)

The more you are clear about your goals and the means to achieve them, the more meaningful your event will be and will be able to achieve its goals.

After you’ve asked yourself the right questions, you can get started!

A concert or show to raise money for your association

Are you part of a cultural association or a leisure association? This type of event is for you! 

Play, dance, circus, gym, improv, singing concert, group or solo: as long as your association has a creative or artistic dimension, there is no shortage of opportunities for performances. You can even mix some ideas to make the show even crazier!  

 

But beware, some difficulties of setting up will be facing you. In terms of logistics, for example, you will have to find a place to host the service.

The main condition for the success of this event is of course the fact that performers are present and available. It is usually the members of your association who do this and who train throughout the year – such a performance requires a few repetitions. 

These performers are usually your best communicators. Rest on the mobilization of their loved ones: they will certainly be delighted to come and see the artistic prowess of their children or friends!

To raise money, use an online ticketing system for your performance. In addition to the financial aspect and securing your cash flow, this will allow you to track sales in just a few clicks, and automate the sending of e-tickets. 

The little extra: offer “Early birds” rates. This involves offering preferential rates to interested first participants. This usually brings in more people and allows you to have enough recipes ahead of the event.

A conference-debate on the cause of your association

Organizing a conference-debate can be an opportunity to talk about an association project, a cause, and therefore to appeal for donations.

But it is also an opportunity to position your association as an expert on the subject in question. You will therefore be all the more legitimate to talk about it and able to provide solutions. 

If the public is touched by the cause and you prove your legitimacy, it will be much easier to receive donations. In this case, you should provide the possibility of doing it on-site, live, or make accessible a link to an online donation campaign. You can offer to make a donation via a registration box office set up beforehand, and you can share the link on D-Day. 

A little extra: Ask one or more of your members to collect donations on the spot on the day of this conference!

This type of event can be organized a little wherever you want: in your own premises, in a party room, a media library, etc. 

In addition to the venue, the success of this event lies in the quality of the speaker. A high-flying worker (e.g., an expert, a personality) attracts a generally large audience. You will therefore have to plan which person you will bring in according to the audience you are targeting: students, retirees, doctors, parents, etc. and depending on the topic of this conference.

A sporting event to develop the resources of your association

Friendly sporting gatherings are always welcomed by potential participants. 

These events allow you to share a friendly moment, have fun and discover the organising association.

Providing a reward for the big winners can also be an additional source of motivation and therefore bring in more people. So that’s a point that should not be overlooked. 

The more this day grows, the more you will have the opportunity to look for a sponsor, local or not, to support the communication and outreach of this event.

You can make your participants a way to raise money: generate an online prize pool to help them raise funds and then participate in the event you are organizing. 

A fair or raffle to finance your associative projects

The fairs and raffles are good ways to raise money and then organize association outings, set up a bigger event afterwards or finance other projects.

The main motivation of the participants is the potential gain they can gain from it. 

So it’s up to you whether you want to win a jackpot or several small ones.

To find the prizes, turn to the merchants in your city: they will probably be able to sponsor the gifts if, in return, you are talking about them on D-Day.

You can also ask from teachers, families, suppliers, your city council, banks, etc. Allow plenty of time to find the lots that will make a splash!

 

As a result, it will be necessary to have enough volunteers to search for prizes, but also for the day of the event itself: it is impossible to organize a fair or a raffle without having enough volunteers to hold the stands and animate the games.

If a raffle is relatively unfalsy of volunteers for the animation on D-Day, a fair is certainly more so, especially for the holding of the stands.

A charity gala and an auction for the cause of your association 

Charity galas and auctions reach major donors. 

Their organization requires a large cash fund, as many costs are to be advanced (processor, rental of the place, artists to pace the evening, decoration, etc.).

Such an event does not lend itself to associations that are just beginning. 

Generally, charities and medical-social organizations are most likely to organize these events, especially when they have public figures as supporters.

Solidarity sales and flea markets for the associations that are just starting out

For small associations that are just starting out and need to raise funds, it is also possible to organize a sale.

The organization is simple, the necessary funds almost non-existent and the need for volunteers relatively low. What more could you ask for?

For example, a solidarity flea market on the premises of your association can be a good idea. 

Use your personal and professional circle of acquaintances to stock your stock and have material to sell on D-Day! 

Brocante, empty-dressing, sale of board games, books, etc. It’s up to you to find all kinds of things that, instead of falling into oblivion, could have a second life and make them happy.

The icing on the cake, accompany your flea market with a cake sale? This can be a good way for you to increase the amount collected.

For this type of meeting, plan a cash register: everything is usually paid in cash on site.

Training and workshops to raise funds

Why don’t you organize a workshop with a professional dancer to learn modern jazz dance for example? This can be a nice idea to raise money for your association. 

As with conferences, the choice of speaker is a factor of success. To make participants want to come back for a training or workshop the next time, find the person who will best match the teaching you want to bring and their reputation in the environment in question. 

This type of event is particularly suitable for cultural, leisure, professional and educational associations. All you have to do is adapt the content of the training or workshop to your sector.

The good news is that most of the time, there is no room problem to rent, you can arrange this in your own premises!

10-step To Organizing a Successful Charity Event

#1: Identify and make your cause known

It clarifies why you are raising funds and for whom you are raising them. Come up with a promotional strategy and operational plan. All other decisions come from the mission plan. 

# 2: Articulate the fundraising goal

How much money are you raising? Consider ways like ticketing, donations, live auctions, silent auctions, and crowdfunding. But remember that donation is not the only way to support a goal. When hosting a nonprofit or fundraising event, it’s important to keep all of your potential goals in mind. 

Step 3: Set a budget 

You need to raise funds in excess of what you will be spending. Your budget keeps your costs in perspective and helps you get more money. It’s better to exceed your fundraising goals than to ruin your event with unexpected expenses. 

Step 4: Specify your target audience

Selecting the audience you want to attract will help you plan the best fundraiser and market it appropriately. Will it be an exclusive event? or will you try to reach the public?

Step 5: Look for a venue

Choose a place to bring character to your event. Compare prices. Some sites can even reduce or even offer you the space you want in relation to your good cause. Low cost. And you have to ask the right questions when visiting a place. 

Knowing exactly what’s included in the price is very important to having a clear budget.

Step 6: Conceptualize the theme of your charity event

People are excited about supporting a cause, but they also want to have fun. The youth in particular are the ‘generation of experiences’. They like to spend money to create memories, and the theme of your event will help you figure out what to expect. Remember: “fundraising” is not a theme, but a “single charity night”. To inspire donors, come up with a fun and unique idea that they will be happy to participate in (and talk about on social media). Consider Your cause and audience alike. With your case in mind, what would your target audience be entertaining?

Step 7: Promote, promote, promote

Every event needs to be marketed, but some events need more marketing than others. For a charity gala or fundraiser, spreading the word is essential — it will directly affect your ability to achieve and exceed your goals. International fundraisers include posted invitations or phone calls. Today. , of course, we have digital technology available to us. Draw up a strategy for the digital channels you use: email marketing, content marketing, online advertising, and more. Social networks are one of your biggest allies here. And especially Twitter, which has proven to be a powerful platform for promoting fundraising.

Step 8: Plan properly how to accept donations

You need at least one way to collect donations, but for best results (the most profitable), don’t limit yourself to one way. Start with an online event ticketing platform that offers digital and mobile payments. Alternatively, use advanced options such as pre-booked seats and direct payments to your bank account to provide complete payment processing. For ticket sales at the entrance, choose a ticket provider that offers the last speeding-up app-Minute Sales. Make donations easy for those who can’t attend the event. A technology called Text to Donate is very clear. You can also set donation options on the event page to allow participants to quickly send donations online. And easily.

Step 9: Trust your community

The Millennial generation loves to express themselves online. Nearly half of them admit to attending live events to share something on social media. The crowdfunding sites also allow ticket buyers to create their own fundraising sites to support your goals. Their social network then reaches a larger audience to raise money for your goal.

Step 10: Deploy and utilize technology to automate your event

Most funding and charity events don’t have that big budget. Ways to make operations and marketing more efficient reduce costs. Today, it’s very easy to automate many repetitive tasks. Automated email can provide guests with more information about the event. When buying a ticket. Social networking tools make it easy to publish and track on all platforms.

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Why Do Charities Need Accountants?

Though charities are not for profit-making, like every other organization, there must be responsible financial management.

They need to account for funds received from sponsors and donors accurately. As such, the need for an accountant, like accountant Cincinnati, in a charitable organization is inevitable.

One way to accurately optimize your charity organization’s finance is to employ the service of an accountant. An accountant can also advise on how to improve operating performance. The roles of an accountant in charities is not a small one.

It is important to note that financial reports in a profit organization are quite different from charity reports. As a result of this, there is a slight difference in the roles of accountants in charities.

The activity of an accountant in charities makes them more accountable and trustworthy. It also helps reduce errors that may occur due to a lack of professionalism.

What Are The Roles Of Accountants In Charities?

Roles Of Accountants In Charities

The role of an accountant in every organization is non-negotiable. Any organization that strives for accountability and transparency must have an accountant. Charities and other non-profit organizations need to be accountable to their sponsors and financiers.

A professional accountant does reports like tax reports, financial audits, and some other financial reports. An accountant can also do budgeting, which is a core part of organizational activity.

The following are the roles of accountant in charities;

  • Professional Financial Report

Aside from the regular financial report that anybody can carry out, there is a need to have an accountant, which can help create a detailed financial account.

It does not only help the organization in making informed decisions. It can also help to give accurate information about the financial state of the organization.

It is in the capacity of a professional accountant to provide in-depth financial statements. An accountant can only do financial information, such as income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

The availability of these financial reports can help guide the management of charities in making rational decisions. An accurate financial projection will aid in strategic planning and quick decision making.

  • Creating Periodic Financial Budgeting

As a charity organization, periodic budgets can help you make a rational decision concerning your expenses. Also, a financial account can help preserve the financial health of your organization.

A charity organization without a financial budget might end up having difficulties meeting its goals. As a result of all these, it is crystal clear that you need an accountant in your charity organization.

An accountant has to analyze both the income and expenditure of the organization critically. Furthermore, the accountant compares the budget with activities at the end of a particular period. With this, it can be deduced if the organization was able to achieve its goal and aim.

  • Making Of Financial Auditing

Even though charities are non-profit organizations, there is still a need for accountability in all of their dealings. They must be accountable to the government, sponsors, and even the general public. It determines the accountability and transparency of the organization.

Having audited financial reports makes the stakeholders more committed to the organization. A financial audit by a professional accountant can help prove the integrity of the organization.

In this case, having an accountant in your charity is advantageous. It saves you the additional cost of employing an auditing firm for the auditing process.

  • Overseeing The Tax Obligation And Reports

Charity organizations meeting up with their tax obligation and report is the duty of their accountant. This aspect of accounting service is of paramount importance in charities.

However, it depends on the complexity of the charity as a result of its registration. So, it depends on whether the organization is a registered charity or an incorporated one.

Likewise, your organization has employed staff working for them.  There is a need to remit employee income tax deduction accordingly dully.

Therefore, it requires the effort of a professional accountant to write the tax report accurately. Else, you will need to employ the service of an accounting firm.

Conclusion

Charitable organizations, like every other profit-making organization, need the service of an accountant. Making an informed and rational decision as an organization requires the assistance of an accountant.

The service of an accountant in charities is an essential role. The roles an accountant plays in charities enhance the informed decision of the management.

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