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Nonprofit Accountants: Making a Difference, One Mission at a Time


Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” 

— Howard Thurman, Author and Philosopher

You may not associate the word “accounting” with the words “nonprofit” or “mission,” but consider this: Nonprofit …

Community Brands Partners: Top 10 Things to Check Out at Xperience 2018


It’s hard to believe Xperience, Community Brands first ever tech conference, is less than a month away! Attending this event is going to be an amazing opportunity for you to network with fellow partners, customers, industry leaders, and Community Brands team members.

Because our partners are such vital members of the Community Brands ecosystem, we’ve developed a full slate …

Challenges Facing Nonprofit Accountants


My son is an American Ninja Warrior FANATIC. He’s 6-years-old, and having to wait a week for each new episode this past season was a little like torture. He would watch with rapt attention, cheering each contestant on, devastated for them if they fell short of the goal. It was adorable to watch, but also …

Random Thoughts as We Close Out “The Year of the Cloud”


When 2015 was declared, “The Year of the Cloud,” all things cloud began to rule the landscape. And, though we’ve been told the future success of our organizations hinges on our prowess with the “Internet of Things” and “Big Data,” many of us are still saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

However, I think …

Persuading Your Board to Loosen the Purse Strings


How do you convince your board of directors to loosen the purse strings for technology purchases?

YOU know you need to retire your off-the-shelf accounting software and upgrade to a true fund accounting system™, for example, but how do you explain this to board members? What tactics and messaging can you employ to convince them of …

The True Value of an Abila Business Partner


At Abila, we don’t just have value-added resellers (VARs). We have true Business Partners.

Considered trusted experts, our partners possess strong backgrounds in the industries we serve and the products we offer and can act as consultants to guide you through your software purchase and beyond.

Truth be told, our Business Partners TOTALLY ROCK. Don’t you agree? …

Emphasizing the VALUE of our Value-Added Resellers


VAR (value-added reseller) – A firm that enhances the value of the products it resells by including complementary products or services.

Though this is a solid definition of a VAR, it doesn’t begin to scratch the surface for us at Abila.

For us, it’s always about the customer. We want to make sure you have the right …