Blackbaud Announces New Referral Program for Accountants of Nonprofits

Blackbaud, Inc., provider of software and services for nonprofits, recently debuted its new Accountant Referral Program at the 2012 AICPA National Not-for-Profit Industry Conference in Washington, D.C.

"CPAs represent a very important professional workforce whose assistance nonprofits continually rely on," said Scott Bechler, head of Blackbaud's partnership program. "Blackbaud's new Accountant Referral Program will provide CPAs the knowledge and resources they need to help advise nonprofit organizations on financial software that best meets their unique needs."

Through the Accountant Referral Program, accountants will receive software incentives and resources for referring The Financial Edge to clients. The Financial Edge is Blackbaud’s fund accounting solution designed to help nonprofits manage reports, grants, funds and workflows. Accountants will also have access to free trainings, demo environments and previews at upcoming product launches through the referral program.

"As a member of Blackbaud's new Accountant Referral Program, we can feel good about presenting our nonprofit clients with an accounting solution that works the way they do," said Stuart C. Rosenberg, CPA, President of Solutions@MBAF, LLC. "With The Financial Edge, we are choosing to recommend a platform that comes with unparalleled expertise in reporting, grant and restricted giving management, and workflows designed specifically for nonprofit organizations."

Blackbaud also offers many other resources for nonprofit organizations including a new service, Blackbaud Strategic Benchmarking, a recently released whitepaper and a series of web seminars titled “If You Were Using the Financial Edge, You'd be Done by Now!” Blackbaud Strategic Benchmarking allows nonprofit organizations to benchmark their financial growth and compare it to other organizations in their respective sector. The whitepaper, Why Nonprofits Need Nonprofit Accounting Software, focuses on managing revenue streams, nonprofit regulations and standards, nonprofit business processes, reporting and budgeting and internal controls.