Our mission at NFP Partners is to impact the world, one accounting challenge at a time. This is accomplished by providing expert, outsourced nonprofit accounting services and great technology tools.
As CPAs, nonprofit board members, and former outside auditors and nonprofit CFOs, NFP Partners offers more than just accounting software. Realizing that ‘one size does not fit all’ and that software is one piece of the solution, we take a holistic approach to each opportunity for service.
We consider the governance and organizational environment in addition to processing and reporting needs before recommending a particular software solution. Our vision is to provide our services to organizations that are motivated to strive for excellence in helping their constituents and to be part of their success. We see no limit to what we can accomplish as a business by staying focused on our mission, maintaining high performance standards, and making NFP Partners a great place to work.
With the help of our dedicated team of devoted professionals, NFP Partners has grown and evolved significantly since being founded in 2006. Lee Bengston, CPA, founded NFP Partners to provide financial management solutions and services to the not-for-profit sector.
As the organization grew, we realized many smaller nonprofit organizations, which often need the most help, lack the human and financial resources to internally manage their finances.
In response to this need, in 2009, we implemented a business unit to provide outsourced accounting and CFO services. As small organizations grow and become successful, they transition to professional management and require more sophisticated financial management solutions.
NFP Partners provides this valuable service, which is entirely compatible with its software sales and consulting component. In fact, for some smaller nonprofit organizations, we provide both the software and accounting services.
At the root of NFP Partners are our core values, which our organization lives by and operates within.
Our organization is supportive, not only to our clients but to our team because, with support, virtually anything is possible. We believe in being honest and having integrity. The financial positions of nonprofits are always at stake and we must show up with honesty and integrity to ensure those financial positions are as successful as possible.
NFP Partners is an evolving organization that appreciates innovation, efficient ideas, and constructive feedback to better the way we support our clients and our team. Finally, we’re partnership-oriented. As a client, your nonprofit’s mission is important to us and as your partner, we will work with you to move it forward in the most financially-sound way possible.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are considered critical pillars at NFP Partners, in not only how we work with our clients, but also with respects to how we operate as a business. Most of our DEI work is conducted internally, but from an external lens, NFP Partners maintains a page of resources to help learn about, and get involved in, the fight for racial and social justice. These resources are pulled together by our staff and offer a way for anyone visiting our website to engage in DEI work to their comfortability. We also work with clients to ensure their practices with vendor-selection are focused on DEI elements. Internally, we currently prioritize DEI work in the following areas (and are finding more ways to do so day-by-day):
- Race Forum: We maintain an active Race Forum, which is an optional internal initiative offering resources and monthly calls for dialogue and support. The intention of our Race Forum is not to teach or judge, but to help our team members learn about their biases, share experiences, brainstorm and act on ways to dismantle oppressive systems, and more.
- Recruitment: We’ve included in our job postings inclusive language to encourage people of color and minorities to apply to lessen barriers marginalized communities often feel when job-seeking. This language includes encouraging them to apply, even if they don’t meet every requirement. We’ve also work to include more of our team members in candidate interviews to help our candidates of color feel more comfortable and offer a more holistic view during the hiring process.
- Outside consultation and support: We hired an outside firm to help gather authentic feedback from our staff on additional ways we can support them. We also regularly support BIPOC-owned businesses through staff and client appreciation gifts, purchasing swag from Black-owned shops, and more.
We are a woman-owned business that is constantly seeking additional ways we can move the needle for DEI work in our industry, on our team, and individually.
Articles written by NFP Partners
“NFP Partners allows financial expertise at the fingertips of organizations who may not desire the financial obligation that comes from hiring a full-time employee. Many nonprofits benefit from the services provided by NFP Partners by having financial bookkeeping which helps executive directors plan for growth.”
Katie Sullivan, Nonprofit Accounting Consultant at NFP Partners