Free nonprofit accounting software

As a nonprofit executive, you’re committed to a cause. You spend every day working to make your community a better place––you don’t want to have to spend time worrying about where your money is.

Fortunately, we created ZipBooks to be a no-hassle accounting solution for busy foundation executives like yourself. With our free nonprofit accounting software, your foundation’s finances are in good hands. Now you can easily accept donations, manage account balances, and create accurate budgets, which means you can stop stressing over budgets and get back to doing what you do best—changing lives.

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True Fact: ZipBooks users spend 15% less time on mundane bookkeeping tasks.

Easy nonprofit accounting software

We designed ZipBooks to be intuitive for anyone to use, whether you’re digitally fluent or just discovering the cloud. Quickly and easily drag-and-drop expenses into the right categories, view transactions, accept donations, view balance sheets, and create spending reports—all from your mobile app or your office desktop.

Still have questions about how ZipBooks can meet your foundation’s needs? Our team of dedicated customer support professionals can’t wait to show you how much smoother your foundation will run on ZipBooks.

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Sending online invoices with ZipBooks accelerates payment by 17.5 days on average.

Best foundation accounting software

Working with high-profile donors means you deal with large sums of cash on a regular basis. You want to be sure you can keep track of every penny from wherever you’re working. ZipBooks was designed to be 100% cloud-based, so you can check in on your foundation’s account balances or accept a donation from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Need to offload a few tasks so you can focus on other ones? ZipBooks also offers low-cost payroll, tax prep, and bookkeeping services.


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Free accounting software for foundations

Hosting galas and writing checks all the time can be expensive. Fortunately, your accounting software doesn’t need to be. ZipBooks has all of the features you need in a nonprofit accounting solution without forcing you to spend precious donor money on an expensive accounting solution.

Free features include customized invoices and emails, time tracking, up-to-the-second balance sheets, and advanced financial reporting. View all of your foundation’s transactions and expenses in one place, track donations, and get email notifications when money hits the bank.

Plus, ZipBooks makes quarterly expense reports easy with auto-generated income statements customized for each quarter so you can stop sweating over budgets and get back to making the world a little brighter every day.

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  • ZipBooks lets you create and send beautiful invoices. Automate everything with recurring auto-bills while ZipBooks seamlessly integrates your billing into your books.

  • Manage your business on the go. Send invoices, mark payments, store receipts, and categorize expenses with native mobile applications.

  • Simplify your work by collaborating with employees, contractors, accountants, or other team members. Manage team permissions on reports, invoicing and billing, time tracking, or other parts of ZipBooks.

  • Organize your work into projects and tasks, and track your time right in ZipBooks. Once you’re ready to bill, pull that time into an invoice with a single click.

  • Tag any transaction in ZipBooks with a customer, vendor, project, location, or other custom tag — and generate an income statement and other reports based on one or more of your tags.

Go paperless

Stop dealing with paper balance sheets that only clutter up your office. Our free phone and desktop app helps keep your foundation’s finances organized and paperless, and all of your donor’s personal data is secured with 256-bit SSL encryption.

Collect donations easier

We know that when it comes to running your nonprofit, every dollar counts. With ZipBooks you can accept donations via credit card, PayPal, or Stripe, and ZipBooks will automatically let you know the second a donation arrives, making donor follow up easier than ever.

No subscriptions

Your nonprofit has enough overhead costs without your accounting solution springing added fees on you. Use ZipBooks as much as you need to without hitting paywalls or being asked to upgrade.

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