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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 To Release in Late Spring

With Microsoft going to a 6 month cycle for its’ releases of service packs and new releases, it is soon time for the ‘mid-2014’ release. It was originally scheduled to be service pack 3, but with the number of enhancements and overall size of the release, it was changed to R2. It is scheduled to be released in May of this year. The release has some ‘Big Rocks’ as Microsoft refers to, which are: Requisitions -...
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Double Your Benefits When Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

When you upgrade to the most current version of Microsoft Dynamics GP (GP 2013) you receive double the benefits. First of all you are getting up to date on the most recent version and secondly you are getting a FREE transition to the new GP 2013 Perpetual Licensing model. Microsoft’s policy is to support the current version and one previous. So that means if you are on any version earlier than GP 2010 you...
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How Well Do You Know The People Supporting Your Nonprofit?

Many associations and nonprofits receive support from two different sets of people – your members and your supporters. Your members receive the services that your nonprofit offers while supporters often volunteer time, resources, or money to help you succeed at your mission. Both groups have different needs, may participate in different events, and support the nonprofit in different ways – which means you need to manage their information differently. Due to budget limitations, many associations...
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To reconcile or not to reconcile with finance; that is the question

In 2010, I began working for a nonprofit in their development office. Although the nonprofit had been established for close to thirty years, some basic business practice still needed to be put into place. One business practice that became apparent early on was no reconciliation took place between finance and development. Some of you may ask, “Well, why does this matter?” I will provide some examples of my observations of struggles that took place...
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