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Accounting & Financials

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  • Spring is when most foundations open their grant cycles, but finding and vetting grant opportunities (also called “prospecting”) can be frustrating and time-consuming for nonprofit fundraisers.

    We will examine where to find grant opportunities, review two common fundraising databases and demonstrate how to evaluate whether you’re eligible for a grant and are likely to be competitive if you apply.

    Class Offerings

    This course is taught by a CPA and is intended for business owners, managers and others looking to gain a basic understanding of the accounting used in small business or organizations. We will explore the various types of business entities, basic business registration and compliance requirements, general bookkeeping and accounting concepts, components of financial statements and how to read these, budgeting and basic income tax accounting.

    Class Offerings

    Prerequisite: Windows experience

    Learn how to use the basic features and functions of QuickBooks Pro software. You will create a company, set up preferences, set up and invoice customers, manage vendors and pay bills, work with banking transactions (deposits, transfer funds, etc.), perform reconciliations, and review basic financial and other system reports. This basic course does not configure or customize the software for your business.

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    Expand your understanding of QuickBooks Pro through learning how to manage inventory, set up and manage sales taxes, prepare estimates, perform job costing, work with Balance Sheet accounts, set up budgets, process payroll and related reporting, and advanced customization options. A portion of this course allows for discussion and/or tailoring of software for your organization’s needs.

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    Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows and Internet browser experience

    Explore about the features of QuickBooks Online and how these can be used to manage the accounting for your small business or organization. You will learn how to navigate the application, set up a company file, set up and invoice customers, manage vendors and pay bills, work with banking and credit card transactions, and utilize reports from the system.

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    Successful grant writing takes skill, practice and a little luck! Learn the fundamentals of grant writing, including terminology, funding sources, reading grant proposals, and the basics of preparing a grant proposal.

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    Is your nonprofit ready to pursue grant funding? Learn about types of grants, typical financial requirements to apply and the time investment to submit grants. This class will include an overview of Nebraska’s unique grant-making landscape.

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    When nonprofits pursue grants, one of the most important documents they’ll have to include with applications is their budget. But funders are looking for specific things when they review budgets and a poorly-crafted one can undermine chances for success. Discover how to structure your annual budget, what should and should not be in your budget and how to properly allocate expenses to ensure you get “credit” for all your good work with funders.

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  • Online Learning Opportunities

  • If you’re interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this series of courses is perfect for you. You will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, while also learning how to analyze and record financial transactions, as well as prepare various financial reports at the end of the fiscal period.

    For details or to register visit www.ed2go.com/sccne.

    Small business owners should be using QuickBooks to manage invoices, pay bills and track expenses. If you want to take control of your business’s finances, this course will introduce you to QuickBooks 2019 and teach you the accounting software’s more advanced features.

    For details or to register www.ed2go.com/sccne.

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