ARTICLE | May 06, 2024

Nonprofit financial transparency is not just a best practice—it’s a bedrock principle essential to building trust with donors and stakeholders. More specifically, financial transparency is necessary for:

  • Trust and accountability: Donors, stakeholders, and the public expect transparency in how their contributions are used.

  • Compliance: Maintaining transparent financial records ensures compliance with legal and regulatory obligations.

  • Strategic decision-making: Clear financial reporting provides valuable insights into financial health, enabling informed decision-making by the board of directors and management team.

  • Stakeholder engagement: Transparent financial reporting fosters engagement with stakeholders, helping them understand the organization’s financial position and impact.

Better accounting for greater nonprofit financial transparency

Advanced software like Sage Intacct, the cloud-based financial management solution, supports financial transparency in several important ways. Perhaps most importantly, Sage Intacct provides real-time access to financial data, so executive directors and stakeholders can view up-to-date financial information anytime, anywhere.

Sage Intacct also offers customizable reporting capabilities, so nonprofits can create tailored financial reports that align with their specific needs and requirements. Whether it’s donor reports, budget-versus-actuals analysis, or grant tracking, Sage Intacct helps nonprofits generate reports that management and stakeholders can readily understand.

It is important to note just how important it is for nonprofits to offer regular, clear financial reporting. Sage Intacct makes it easy to customize reports to provide stakeholders with insight into the organization’s financial health and performance, as well as to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to responsible stewardship of resources. Transparent financial reporting helps donors make informed decisions about their contributions, enables board members to fulfill their fiduciary duties effectively, and empowers management to allocate resources strategically.

Yet another important benefit of Sage Intacct is that it provides automated processes and built-in controls to help nonprofits ensure the accuracy and integrity of their financial data. By eliminating manual errors and discrepancies, organizations can enhance the reliability of their financial reporting,thereby boosting not only transparency but also credibility with donors and stakeholders.

Get professional support

Insero & Co. helps nonprofits implement the right tools to track, analyze, and communicate the tangible outcomes of their programs. Contact us to talk about the relationship-based services we provide and how we can help you and your teams improve nonprofit financial transparency, accelerate decision-making, and focus on your mission.


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About the Author: Kimberly Gangi

Kim is the head of the Outsource Accounting Services Group with over 25 years of experience in public accounting. Meet Kim >


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