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Brett Smith (brett) - 5 years ago 2016-09-02 18:37:35
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index: Refresh with current plans.

* Note work on the reimbursement system.
* Streamline ways to help.
* Remove Phase 1 plans for now, since they're less reflective of the
current approach. A lot of the materials are still relevant, but we
need to figure out a better presentation for them, and they're not
critical now.
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@@ -2,50 +2,39 @@ NPO Accounting Software Project
 
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[Software Freedom Conservancy](https://sfconservancy.org/) is leading an
 
[effort to create accounting software for non-profit organizations](https://sfconservancy.org/campaign/).
 
[effort to create accounting software for non-profit organizations](https://sfconservancy.org/npoacct/).
 

	
 
Conservancy welcomes the help of anyone who is interested in this issue to
 
design and develop this software.  If you want to get involved right now,
 
look below for [[information about how to get involved with this project|index#howtohelp]].
 

	
 
## Phase 0
 

	
 
Conservancy has done the following:
 

	
 
- [Writing a tutorial on a Ledger-CLI setup for fiscal sponsor 501(c)3 organizations](https://gitorious.org/ledger/npo-ledger-cli/).
 
- [[Finding and evaluating existing Free Software accounting systems|ExistingProjects]].
 
- [[Writing use cases for non-profit accounting|UseCases]].
 

	
 
## Phase 1
 

	
 
Phase 1 calls for the project to:
 

	
 
- [Create an REST API for basic double-entry accounting, currently using Ledger-CLI as a backend](http://npoacct.sfconservancy.org/accounting-api/)
 
- Add functionality to that API that already exists in the [documented Ledger-CLI setup for NPO's](https://gitorious.org/ledger/npo-ledger-cli/).
 
- Create various reports using that API, to flush out improvements that are needed.
 

	
 
Learning more about this project
 
========================
 
Current Status
 
==============
 

	
 
You can learn more about what we done so far on this project by:
 

	
 
- Reading this Wiki!
 
- Reading the [mailing list archives for this project](http://lists.sfconservancy.org/pipermail/npo-accounting/).
 
- Reading the [the IRC logs of the #npoacct channel](/irclogs/).
 
We're currently planning a Reimbursement and Payment Request system.  We
 
believe this is a relatively standalone component that other organizations
 
could start using quickly.  Check out the
 
[[requirements document|Reimbursemenets/Requirements]] and let us know if
 
you think anything's missing.  Software development will begin soon.
 

	
 
<a id="howtohelp"></a>
 
Helping and Collaborating on this Project
 
Contributing to the Project
 
========================
 
You can help us and/or collaborate with us on this project by:
 
Conservancy welcomes the help of anyone who is interested in this issue to
 
design and develop this software.  You can help us by:
 

	
 
  * Editing this Wiki!
 
  * Submit patches and merge requests to [accounting API repository](http://npoacct.sfconservancy.org/accounting-api/).
 
  * Submit patches and merge requests to [npo-accounting Ledger CLI tutorial](https://gitorious.org/ledger/npo-ledger-cli/).
 
  * Joining the discussion on [the mailing list for this project](https://lists.sfconservancy.org/mailman/listinfo/npo-accounting)
 
  * Joining the discussion on
 
    [the IRC channel, #npoacct on irc.freenode.net](irc:irc.freenode.net/npoacct).
 
    [the IRC channel, #npoacct on irc.freenode.net](irc:irc.freenode.net/npoacct) ([logs](/irclogs/)).
 
  * Submit patches and merge requests to [npo-accounting Ledger CLI tutorial](https://gitorious.org/ledger/npo-ledger-cli/).
 
  * [Donating money to fund this effort!](https://sfconservancy.org/campaign/)
 
  
 

	
 
Work So Far
 
===========
 

	
 
Conservancy has done the following:
 

	
 
- [Writing a tutorial on a Ledger-CLI setup for fiscal sponsor 501(c)3 organizations](https://gitorious.org/ledger/npo-ledger-cli/).
 
- [[Finding and evaluating existing Free Software accounting systems|ExistingProjects]].
 
- [[Writing use cases for non-profit accounting|UseCases]].
 

	
 
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