Community Action Agencies are unique. Often focusing on a specific area of need, such as job training, health care, housing, or economic development, these highly-focused organizations provide a vital service to the community and offer unique services to the people they serve. Like any organization who cares more about constituents than profits, they often operate on tight budgets with limited resources, Today, we would like to discuss with you how you can take measured steps to do more with these limited resources, freeing up your people to work harder on accomplishing the mission than closing the books.
The Role of Community Action Agencies
Across the United States, Community Action Agencies play a vital role in reducing poverty and increasing self-sufficiency among citizens. For the past 50-plus years, these organizations have helped alleviate poverty in locations across the United States, and continue to do so through hard work, commitment, and focus, running important programs that have a direct effect on local residents.
Challenges in Managing a Growing Community Action Agency
Poverty is omnipresent, and regardless of a growing economy, there are always people who need assistance, creating a constant need for community action agencies across the nation. This said, these organizations still need to keep their lights on and ensure that they can continue to provide a positive impact on the people who need it most. However, with stricter regulations than the average nonprofit, different funding sources, and a population of constituents who need your services, you can’t afford to falter.
August 21, 2018: How Community Action Agencies Make a Lasting Impact with the Cloud
For many organizations like yours, the challenges stack up, and too often, these entities face issues in making the most of the resources they have, often as a result of manual processes, underperforming software, and outdated technology that stands between them and advancing their cause.
To address this, we would like to invite you to an August 21 webinar on the challenges Community Action Agencies face and how the right technology can bring them closer to where they want to be. Brent Neitz and Brian Gaumont will share the most common issues CAAs have with their current accounting system and processes and will provide solutions to overcome these challenges. Using a cloud system like Sage Intacct allows organizations:
- Reporting and dashboards that provide finance leaders, funders, program managers, and board of directors with actionable data, leveraging financial and nonfinancial KPIs.
- Access anywhere, anytime, giving teams flexibility and support needed to streamline processes, manage purchase workflows and handle a variety of cost allocation methods.
- Configurability and scalability: an accounting solution that meets GAAP requirements, allows a multi-segment chart of accounts and gives the ability to add functionality/modules as needed with growth.