For public accountants and consultants, Sage recently announced the Sage Nonprofit Solutions package for the Sage Accountants Network. This package provides popular nonprofit fundraising and financial management tools like Sage Fund Accounting, Sage Fundraising Online and Sage Grant Management at a very reasonable cost. Members receive discounts on training, technical support and other tools to help them understand and implement better business solutions. For accounting professionals who would like to expand their services to the nonprofit and government sectors, this package provides a wide array of tools and connected services at a minimal cost.
There is a better way to use technology to serve clients, and it involves spending less time doing back office tasks and more time face to face with customers solving business problems. Are you and your clients investing in your processes and people so you can be dominant in the future, or are you trying to work the same way you did a generation ago? Your approach to this challenge says a lot about the reality you will create for your organization. Will you invest so your firm can lead, will you aspire to work for a follower, or will you just close up shop and get out of the way?