Re: [Wikimedia-l] Accounting software for thematic orgs

2015-02-15 Thread Pine W
Hi Treasurers and other finance people, I realize that we had this discussion some months ago about accounting software. I just wanted to follow up by letting you know that Cascadia decided to go with Xero as we start. Your advice was helpful and I greatly appreciate it. I hope to meet many of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Accounting software for thematic orgs

2014-08-20 Thread Craig Franklin
Hi Pine, When I was treasurer of WMAU we invested in Xero (mentioned in that article). Our primary motivators were allowing all the committee members to be able to examine the books or enter receipts at any time, as most of us were separated by hundreds of kilometres. It worked very well for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Accounting software for thematic orgs

2014-08-20 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Pine, you may want to evaluate CiviCRM. It is not perfect but supports accounting (rather than just recording donations as before) about a year. The advantage of CiviCRM is the fact that it integrates membership management, mailings, donors management and that it can be used centrally by all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Accounting software for thematic orgs

2014-08-20 Thread Richard Symonds
Hi Pine, I started off doing the accounts at WMUK several years ago and looked at a fair few different systems, including open source. Initially we used Gnucash, I believe, but because no-one else used it - including our auditors - it was not very useful when we needed to create year end

[Wikimedia-l] Accounting software for thematic orgs

2014-08-19 Thread Pine W
Hi all, There are online small business accounting software packages. Do any thematic orgs have experience with them? Any recommendations? I am thinking about proposing Quickbooks Online for the Cascadia user group, but as this Forbes article says, there are competitors: