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Getting Started with a Nonprofit Shopping Program

As a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling your mission, sometimes your budget can be tight. Fundraisers are a necessary component of your nonprofit’s operations, but even the most active nonprofits will likely have lulls in their calendar as their fundraising team prepares for their next campaign. Fortunately, your nonprofit can still earn supporter contributions during …

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6 Legal Considerations When Operating in Multiple States

Operating a nonprofit is hard work. Between fundraising, programming, marketing, and  day-to-day considerations related to fund accounting, regulatory compliance, and employment, there’s a lot on your plate. And if your organization has grown its operations beyond its home state, there are even more compliance requirements to navigate. At the federal level, nonprofit compliance is relatively …

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5 Things to Know When Working With Corporate Giving

Corporate giving and corporate philanthropy have become buzzwords in the nonprofit fundraising space, and for good reason. When nonprofits take the time to foster corporate partnerships, these relationships have the potential to become long-lasting, mutually beneficial arrangements between the nonprofit and for-profit world.  As a nonprofit fundraising professional, you might be part of the push …

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Getting Unrestricted Gifts: 3 Tips for a Better Ask

Grants and major gifts enable your nonprofit to make huge strides in fulfilling your mission. However, in addition to program initiatives, your nonprofit also needs operational funding to keep its own doors open.  Expenses such as employee salaries and office rent fall under the category of overhead costs, or general operating expenses. While funding for …

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How to Find the Best CRM for Your Organization

As your organization grows, having a data management system that can keep up is no longer optional — it’s necessary to keep you in business. Nonprofits must organize supporter data to boost efficiency and improve fundraising efforts. These tasks are challenging and time-consuming without a dedicated system, even for the most productive fundraising teams. It’s …

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Evaluating and Streamlining your Budgeting Process

As published by Blackbaud for BBCON 2020 Mention the phrase annual budget review and you might hear a collective groan from department managers and the accounting department. On one hand, successful social good organizations need a thorough budgeting process. On the other hand, why do most participants consider it such a chore? Budgeting certainly sounds simple enough, …

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5 Fund Accounting Benefits Proven to Increase Your Nonprofit’s Success

Nonprofit accounting is a unique beast to tackle. Unlike profit-minded businesses, nonprofits focus on obtaining the funds they need to further their mission. For organizations like yours, making money takes a backseat to making a difference in the world. However, that doesn’t mean money isn’t important for nonprofits. Without funding, it’s impossible to work towards …

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Lessons From the Largest Municipal Fraud in U.S. History

A Lesson on Fraud Prevention It’s easy to get complacent and think that fraud only happens in big cities. The documentary All the Queen’s Horses detailing the infamous actions of former city comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, is a somber reminder that fraud could happen anywhere, no matter the size of the municipality or town.   …

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The Advantage of Letting Your Financial Edge NXT Support Do Your Installation

We’re all familiar with the annoyance of purchasing something that requires extra set-up or support. And when you call the 1-800 number, you’re usually forced to talk to an automated service that leaves you loudly enunciating the words “Representative!” It’s time to make the whole process, of purchasing and ongoing support for Blackbaud Financial Edge …

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SARA: The Software That Saves You Hours of Answering Questions

SARA, Searchable Accounting Retrieval Assistant, is an online software service that allows the public to view your organizations A/P financial data. Zobrio developed this online software service to help reduce the call volume for financial data inquirers and to provide greater public transparency for your organization.The greatest benefit is for offices that receive Freedom of …

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Zobrio To Once Again Provide IT Services To NCAA Basketball Tournaments

March Madness is swiftly approaching which brings a sense of anticipation for formulating the perfect bracket. Similarly, the behind the scenes teams are busy formulating their plans for a tournament run. Whether it’s the venue, the networks featuring the event, or even the janitorial crew, there is an immense amount of behind the scenes action …

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Business Solutions Magazine Highlights Zobrio IT and Managed Services

We’re having one of those moments where you don’t quite want to come off as boasting, but you just can’t help it. Ok… We can’t hold it in any longer – Business Solutions Magazine recently stopped by our offices to talk about how modern Managed Services companies should approach their customer’s needs. While we were …

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Abila MIP Does Mobile

You may have seen an Abila MIP demo before. You may even currently use Abila MIP (good for you!). But we’re always surprised by how many people aren’t aware of MIP’s mobile capability. You can get a great visual of what it looks like in this video. MIP Mobile promo from Abila on Vimeo. Want …

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How The Affordable Care Act Affects Non Profit And Government Employers

It’s the question that has been repeated by nearly every one of Zobrio’s accounting support clients – “How does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect my office?” If we had to guess, you’re probably wondering the same thing. While the short answer to that question is “it depends” what is definitely going to affect everyone …

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New IT Clients In St Louis and Illinois

Our IT Support and Managed Services continues to grow in St Louis and throughout Illinois. Attribute it to knowledgeable and approachable technicians, happy clients and our partnerships with Dell, Microsoft, HP, and Lenovo. Our specialty is customizing a solution to fit your businesses environment. That leads to efficient processes and in-your-budget pricing. Expect to see …

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The Fund Accounting Software Waiting Game

Replacing your office’s fund accounting software is easier said than done. After all, there’s quite a bit of information flowing through that old software everyone’s been working on for the past 20 years. But these days, with compatibility continuing to deteriorate, maintenance costs going up and everyone having to tiptoe their way through a dated …

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Zobrio Continues to Expand, Partnering with Three New Clients

2015 started off as a year of forging new partnerships! Since 1987, Zobrio has worked with hundreds of clients to help them navigate the complexities of accounting and finance, using a broad array of fund accounting, cash management, billing, paystub and managed services to meet their unique challenges and needs. Today, Zobrio is happy to welcome three new …

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The Twilight of Fundware: Finding a Modern Fund Accounting Platform

Let’s face it: Fundware is old. For more than 27 years, Fundware has helped eliminate financial management pressures. More than 4,000 organizations have relied on it to track, manage and report on grants, funds, programs, projects and much more. While it has been updated over time, it’s beginning to show its age. THE BENEFITS OF …

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Windows Server 2003 End-Of-Life Quickly Approaching: What’s Next?

Continuing to rely on Windows Server 2003 after its end-of-life date is a disaster waiting to happen. This is one of the most predictable and preventable security issues of 2015. Zobrio offers some considerations to remember as the deadline rapidly approaches. Microsoft will officially end support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. The …

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Three Ways Electronic Cash Management Solutions Can Help Prevent Fraud

Unfortunately, headlines such as “Town Financial Auditor Accused of Stealing Thousands” or “Nonprofit Leader Allegedly Pockets Donor Money” are common. These crimes are ones of opportunity – people are able to walk off with money if it isn’t being properly tracked. Despite all of this, many governments and nonprofit cash management efforts are outdated and …

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Overlooked Financial Indicators for Non-Profit Fund Accounting

Non-profit fund accounting is difficult. From fundraising, to operations to pursuing the social mission of the organization, managers often have to wear a lot of hats. And many nonprofits have extremely limited resources to zealously manage every piece of an organization’s finances. But at the end of the day, the board of directors and major …

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Why Monitor?

There’s an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In the IT world, this is proven to be true every day as companies spend significant amount of money and time digging out from outages, data losses and other problems that could easily have been avoided with proper planning. Welcome …

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Zobrio Product Guide

Welcome to the new Zobrio! As part of our new brand, we’ve changed the names of some of our products … but not the quality that you’ve come to expect from us over the last 30 years. Old Name: Zobrio® DN Windows® WTI Systems Client Care Agreement® Zobrio Paystub® WTI Systems IT and Managed Services® …

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