WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 9, 2011 – Sage North America today announced a new Sage Accountants Network program especially for accountants serving nonprofit and governmental organizations. The new Sage Accountants Network program provides accountants with access to Sage Nonprofit Solutions software for fund accounting and fundraising software and services, plus discounted training, technical support, networking events, educational resources, and marketing and sales tools. Sage introduced the program at the 2011 AICPA National Not-for-Profit Conference, which is developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and being held through tomorrow at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.
“With more than 1.6 million North American nonprofit and charity organizations providing employment to more than 10% of the labor market, the not-for-profit industry represents a huge potential client base for accountants,” said Krista Endsley, senior vice president and general manager for Sage Nonprofit Solutions. “This special Sage Accountants Network program was developed to help accounting professionals who want to specialize in a vertical market, or further support their existing nonprofit clients, easily and cost-effectively acquire valuable tools to help ensure success.”
The Sage Nonprofit Solutions package includes Sage Fund Accounting, Sage Fundraising Online, Sage Fundraising 50, and Sage Grant Management. Members of the new Sage Accountants Network program for Sage Nonprofit Solutions will receive access to these products, as well as 12 technical support cases annually; access to the Getting Started Online Demo package; training discounts through Sage University and exclusive invites to other educational webcasts and events; and access to sales tools, marketing tips, communications, and networking events.
“The Sage Accountants Network program is designed to support accounting professionals in building successful practices,” said Jennifer Warawa, senior director for partner programs at Sage. “As we see increased focus on specialization, the Sage portfolio is able to support the software needs of accountants in a way that our competitors can’t. Our offering for accounting professionals who focus on nonprofits is a leading-edge technology solution with online access. Beyond the software, we’re supplying resources to accountants specializing in the not-for-profit space, so they’re able to better build their industry expertise.”
To learn more about the Sage Accountants Network program for Sage Nonprofit Solutions, please call 1- 866-686-1875 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AICPA National Not-for-Profit Industry Conference addresses the complex challenges faced by the not-for-profit community, with critical training and the latest updates on auditing, accounting, tax, management, operational analysis, and new strategies to enable them to thrive in this economic climate. This year’s conference focuses on the not-for-profit Industry at the crossroads of change, and will address greater emphasis on grants & compliance; uncertain revenues & shrinking budgets; the rise of social media, succession planning, and IRS audits. For more information, visit http://www.cpa2biz.com/AST/AICPA_CPA2BIZ_Specials/OtherWaysToShop/EarlyBirdDiscounts/PRD~PC-NOT/PC-NOT.jsp.
About Sage Nonprofit Solutions
Based in Austin, Texas, the Sage Nonprofit Solutions business unit has been serving nonprofit and governmental organizations for more than 30 years. Sage helps more than 32,000 unique not-for-profit organizations increase efficiency and more easily manage their operations through the use of technology. From fund accounting, donor and fundraising management, and fixed asset management, to online donation processing, human resources (HR), payroll, and health care, Sage offers a software product or service to meet the organization’s need. For more information, call 800–811-0961 or visit www.sagenonprofit.com. Follow Sage Nonprofit Solutions on Twitter, www.twitter.com/SageNonprofit, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/sagenonprofitsolutions.
About Sage Accountants Network
The Sage Accountants Network offers resources to increase technical competency and help grow an accountant’s practice by providing informative communications and resources, product discounts, training, certification and membership benefits related to the Sage portfolio of products. Through the Sage Accountants’ Network, accounting professionals also have access to Sage products that include accounting and business management software, support services and automatically delivered upgrades and updates, including payroll tax tables when applicable. In addition to software, members receive a complimentary listing in the Sage Accountants Network member locator. Visit the Sage Accountants Network online at www.sageaccountantsnetwork.com, and follow on Twitter at /www.twitter.com/Sage Accountants.
About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,600 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagenorthamerica.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/sagenamerica.