This project was completed on Sep 16, 2015
Matched with Bill C
Matched with
Bill C.

Accounting System

Help Human Impacts Institute <ul>A professionally designed accounting and bookkeeping system * Advice on how to improve and enhance its existing accounting system * An efficient and effective way to devel...
Human Impacts Institute
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Posted March 13th

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Project Details

What We Need
  • Analysis of accounting needs and assessment of current accounting practices
  • Recommendations for process improvements and report generation
  • Recommendations for appropriate bookkeeping software and related costs (if necessary)
  • Implementation of chosen bookkeeping software (if necessary)
  • Training on data input and essential reports to generate
Additional Details

Our ideal candidate is a CPA and has a very good knowledge of tax law and compliance for the nonprofit sector.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have google drive accounting and an idea of what programs we want, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a staff and board member to assist with transitioning, as well as legal council, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $6,779 , allowing us to provide leadership and stewardship training to 20 adults w/disabilities in NYC.

We have just received our 501c3 status and are working to transition our accounting away from our fiscal sponsor and to our own way of keeping track in the best way possible! You will help us to increase our accountability, project our earning and costs, know what we need to comply with our new 501(c)3 regulations, and make sure the structure of our organization is strong so we can focus on growing our programs to inspire social action for a just and livable world!

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager communicates current accounting needs and practices to Professional
  • Volunteer Manager provides a chart of accounts or operating budget, and any financial statements currently being generated (e.g. statement of financial position, statement of activities, or statement of cash flows)
Milestone 1: Analysis and Recommendations
  • Professional analyzes current accounting system, and recommends improvements to data gathering, reporting, or implementation of new bookkeeping software
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback which Professional incorporates
Milestone 2: Implementation
  • Professional helps Volunteer Manager to implement recommendations
Milestone 3: Training
  • Professional trains Volunteer Manager on how to fully implement recommendations to ensure sustainability
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About The Org

Human Impacts Institute
Posted by
Tara D.

Founder and Executive Director

Our Mission

We use art and culture to inspire environmental action for social good. We are a creative, action-oriented community of arts, policy, science, communications, and business experts committed to creating and sharing innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental challenges.

What We Do

The Human Impacts Institute was founded in 2011 and over the course of the past seven years, HII has provided over 1,200 hours of environmental educational programming across several core themes. The themes include stewardship-based initiatives such as Tree Care, environmental justice public resources such as the Impact Hours series, and climate communication programs such as the Creative Climate Awards, a competition bringing climate-inspired art to NYC audiences and beyond. HII's framework focuses on using arts and creativity as a tool for strengthening traditional environmental action methods. HII has developed environmental programs on a variety of topics for diverse audiences. Programs include youth environmental leadership intensives, community environmental workshops, local estuary and tree care stewardship opportunities for all ages, and more. These programs strive to integrate creative projects such as film and video, graphic design, tree guard building, and more.

We know there's a gap between knowing, understanding, and taking action. By building diverse communities and connecting you to solutions in beautiful and engaging ways, we inspire you to take action by making issues personal and practical to your life.


Bill was a great volunteer! He gave us great advice and really took the time to walk us through the details of understanding the accounting process with nonprofits and what to look out for when it comes to audits.
Tara DePorte
Tara D.

Founder and Executive Director

Accounting System Project

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