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TechSoup-Intuit Partnership Provides Churches and Religious Nonprofits with Donated QuickBooks Accounting Software and Free Education

TechSoup Offers 'QuickBooks for Existing Nonprofit Users'' Webinar March 5

Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, tmays@inchristcommunications.com

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 3, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- TechSoup (www.techsoup.org) and Intuit provide eligible churches and religious nonprofits with donated copies of QuickBooks, a comprehensive and essential accounting software package that eases accounting burdens.

Congregation treasurers and others responsible for church and ministry accounting procedures have extensive responsibilities, ranging from payment of bills, preparing financial reports and filing required federal and state tax forms.

QuickBooks (www.techsoup.org/intuit) helps churches and religious nonprofits automate processes and enables them to report easily to multiple stakeholders. The market leader in entry-level accounting software, QuickBooks is specifically intended for small organizations without much accounting experience. The system is relatively easy to get up and running, which can be a draw for small religious organizations.

TechSoup is a nonprofit that provides donated software and free resources that assist fellow nonprofits in making informed decisions about their technology needs. The organization provides the learning resources -- including detailed articles and how-to's, resources and toolkits on specific technology topics -- in addition to free webinars.

Having a tool like QuickBooks can help ease the burden of fiduciary duties and ensure that reporting and other procedures are carried out effectively, responsibly and ethically. Churches and religious nonprofits eligible for TechSoup's donation program (www.techsoup.org/intuit) may receive one accounting product per fiscal year.

TechSoup offers a series of webinars throughout the year to help both new and experienced users utilize QuickBooks effectively. On March 5, 2015, TechSoup will offer "QuickBooks for Existing Nonprofit Users," which will teach participants to create reports for boards, use QuickBooks as a donor database, track restricted grants, and more. The webinar will be facilitated by national expert Gregg Bossen, a practicing CPA and Advanced Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor.

"QuickBooks is quickly becoming the accounting package of choice for churches and other houses of worship across the country," said Bossen. "The program is affordable, easy to use, and has the ability to efficiently generate year-end donor statements, track church payroll — including house allowances — and track funds, as well as satisfy other reporting needs specific to the house-of-worship community."

For more information about TechSoup, webinar registration, QuickBooks for churches and ministries and other software available through TechSoup's donation program, visit www.techsoup.org/religious-organizations.

TechSoup Global is an international network of 62 partner NGOs in Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For over 25 years, it has leveraged technology to build NGO capacity toward solving problems in local communities and fostering global social change. TechSoup Global's core competencies include running one of the world's biggest technology philanthropy programs; providing NGO validation services to funders and corporations; gathering, analyzing and distributing global social-sector data; and catalyzing community-oriented technology innovations.

To schedule an interview with Gregg Bossen, contact Ty Mays at (770) 256-8710 or tmays@inchristcommunications.com