Accounting & Finance

To make informed decisions and achieve mission impact, nonprofit organizations don’t just need financial information. They need insight into their organizations’ unique challenges and opportunities. But too often, critical tools like financial reports or accounting software are barriers to insight – confusing or excluding stakeholders, undermining confidence and trust, and preventing organizations from successfully planning for the future. For many leaders and organizations, taking ownership of those tools can be an “A-ha!” moment.

Propel Nonprofits provides consulting and coaching designed to equip your organization with financial tools and resources that provide insight and ultimately empower nonprofit boards and staff to make decisions with confidence.

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Need some technical assistance? Reach out to one of our nonprofit accounting specialists:

Darrell Beauford

John Skillings

Acacia Willey

Creating Financial Insight

Our accounting specialists will consult with and coach your organization’s executive director and bookkeeper/accountant over the course of 12 months (a full fiscal cycle) and support them in the design and creation of financial reports, budgets, and cash flow projections, which provide clear insight into your organization’s financial condition and are tailored to your unique needs and strategic objectives. We’ll partner with your executive director to make sure that financial tools effectively tell your organization’s story, and with bookkeepers/accountants to build skill, efficiency, and confidence.

QuickBooks Online Set-Up

QuickBooks Online for nonprofits provides a cost-effective, cloud-based tool well-suited to many organizations IF the software is set up to meet the specific needs of nonprofits (such as tracking restricted revenue and reporting to funders). Whether your organization has only recently received its 501(c)(3) status or is simply using accounting software and reporting formats that are due for a refresh, our accounting and finance specialists will work with you to set up QuickBooks Online and adapt it to the unique needs of your nonprofit.

Nonprofit Accounting & Bookkeeping Referrals

If you’re looking for ongoing accounting services, assistance with 990s, an audit or accounting review, we encourage you to reach out to one of these nonprofit accounting partners. You can also search the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ SpeciaLIST.

Cleary Consulting, Mary Cleary
612-229-3887  |

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Kelly Kienholz
612-397-3054  |

Jennifer Gostovic, CPA (990 services)
952-432-2218  |

The Mobius Group Inc., Megan Genest Tarnow
651-208-0498  |

Prudent Accountants, Moe Kharal
612-605-3178  |

Rudy Brynolfson
612-743-6521  |

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Contact Mary Ann Ehlshlager at if you have questions related to Propel Nonprofits’ accounting services.