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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 8 years ago 2013-04-20 17:13:00
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Basic introduction to the project.
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# Using Ledger CLI for Non-Profit organization Accounting
 
# Using Ledger CLI for Non-Profit Organizational Accounting
 

	
 
Non-profit organizations, particularly 501(c)(3) charities in the USA, have
 
their own specific accounting needs.
 
Non-profit organizations (NPOs), particularly 501(c)(3) charities in the USA,
 
have their own specific accounting needs.  These often differ from for-profit
 
accounting needs.  For example, for-profit-oriented systems often make
 
problematic assumptions about the workflow of accounting tasks (often because
 
NPOs rely primarily on donations, rather than fee-for-service or
 
widget-selling income).  Also, non-profit income is categorized differently
 
than for-profit income, and the reporting requirements vary wildly from their
 
for-profit equivalents.
 

	
 
This project is designed to provide some basic templates, tutorials, workflow
 
documentation and scripts to handle accounting for an NPO.  The primary
 
example is a
 
[direct project (aka Model A) fiscal sponsor NPO](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiscal_sponsorship#Models_of_fiscal_sponsorship).
 

	
 
# Copyright and License of this project
 

	
 
The intention is that the examples and templates be of maximum use to
 
everyone in all possible contexts.  As such, no copyleft is applied, and the
 
examples and templates will be licensed under CC-0v1.0.
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