eCratchit is a group of 35 extremely talented accountants and bookkeepers. We currently work with over 100 nonprofits all over the country as their “Finance Team”. We are also extremely mission driven. It happened more by accident than plan, but after years of working with nonprofits and seeing the great work in which our clients were engaged and the impact we had helping, it dawned on me that this was a great way to do accounting and still make a real difference in the world.
A Perspective on providing services to Nonprofits
One thing I noticed after working with hundreds of nonprofits was that the really good ones all had a strong finance priority in common. STRONG FINANCE=STRONG MISSION. It became clear that with our backgrounds, skills, process and tools, we could make a real difference for our clients and help them achieve their mission. Not many accountants get to do that every day!
eCratchit is also a leader in the delivery of online accounting services. I started the company in 2000, before online was even popular (or the “Cloud” was developed). We developed Best of Breed online tools including a web-based platform that enables clients to access our proprietary accounts payable portal, as well as their QuickBooks data, 24/7 from any computer anywhere.
It allows our clients’ complete control and visibility of all vendor transactions online (it was designed years ago, but it’s still pretty cool).
Add to that process, checklists, procedures all developed from years of experience and you get a proven solution — online. But, the tools and process are really no good without the dedicated 30 employees I mentioned before.
Our business is first and foremost a service business. People connecting with people. We partner closely with our clients and become part of their team. We set high expectations for ourselves and strive daily to achieve them.
We have years of experience working with nonprofits, we understand the issues they face. There isn’t much we haven’t seen or done over that time.
You can read a little more about my background here. In brief, I have over 30 years experience working with nonprofits. This includes 24 years of experience as a CPA working with nonprofits as an auditor and consultant and the last 19 years providing CFO services to dozens of nonprofit clients. I really try to take a practical hands-on approach to our clients. But eCratchit is much more than my experience; our staff doesn’t turn over, we truly love our work, and we have highly motivated and experienced employees. They all understand GAAP rules for nonprofits and are comfortable talking the talk.
If you are having trouble with the finance functions at your nonprofit, give us a call. We would love to help you with your mission by becoming your finance team.