Accounting & Finance

Propel Nonprofits is taking on a limited number of new Accounting & Finance clients as part of the pilot of our new delivery model. As part of our recent merger, we’ll be piloting a more holistic model for delivering nonprofit accounting services, going beyond accounting to make sure your nonprofit has the financial management resources it needs to be sustainable.

What does this mean for your nonprofit?

In addition to solid bookkeeping, accounting, and financial reporting, you can expect to receive education and technical assistance from other Propel Nonprofits staff to educate your nonprofit’s staff and board in financial management, use of capital, board development, and strategy.

Our services provide nonprofit leaders, board treasurers, and board members with the management information required to make good decisions and satisfy the requirements of funders and government regulators – along with peace of mind knowing that your financial information is up-to-date and accurate.

Contact Us

If you are interested in discussing your accounting needs, contact Mary Ann Ehlshlager.

Mary Ann Ehlshlager

Ongoing Services

  • Ongoing scheduled accounting and bookkeeping, including accounts payable and accounts receivable processing.
  • Compiling of monthly income statements, balance sheets, dashboards, cash flow analysis and other financial statements.
  • Tracking and reporting for restricted grants
  • Regularly scheduled review and explanation of financial reports and statements with management and board.

Additional Services for Ongoing Clients

  • Audit preparation
  • 1099 preparation
  • Annual regulatory reporting (IRS 990 and State of Minnesota reports)
  • Development of customized financial policies and procedures, including internal controls


Pricing will be set at a flat monthly rate, depending on the scope of the work, the size and complexity of your organization, the volume of transactions processed each month, and other factors.

Contact Us

If you are interested in discussing your accounting needs, contact Mary Ann Ehlshlager at

Case Study of Propel Client:Red Wing Arts

Case Study

Red Wing Arts

"I can manage the daily bookkeeping, but I don’t have the experience with the high-end financial work. [Propel Nonprofits'] deep love of nonprofits makes them a great value-add to our work."

Mary Lee, Executive Director, Red Wing Arts