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Client Spotlight Interview: Canalway Partners

As an outdoor enthusiast, this Client Spotlight is near and dear to my heart. I am delighted to introduce to you Mera Cardenas of Canalway Partners. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of biking or walking the Towpath Trail that weaves throughout Cleveland, you can thank Canalway Partners as they are the chief fundraiser for the Towpath Trail in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. They take the lead in strategic decision making, grant writing, and community outreach. Canalway Partners also hosts many events throughout the year that encourage people to spend time outdoors exploring our great city. The board and staff of Canalway Partners recently celebrated the opening of a new section of the Towpath Trail in the Tremont neighborhood. (See photo below.)

Restructure QuickBooks to Get Better Reporting for Your Nonprofit

We work with many nonprofits and understand the hurdles they face trying to grow their organization while effectively managing finances, including financial planning and reporting. Here are just two examples of how BudgetEase has helped nonprofits through its bookkeeping expertise.

Video: Donor Vs. Board Restricted Funds - What's the Difference?

What is a donor restriction and why is it different from a board restriction? In this quick video, Cindy Gill explains the difference:

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Are You Confused by the Commercial Activity Tax?

Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) is a tax imposed for the privilege of doing business in Ohio. CAT is calculated on taxable gross receipts from most business activities in Ohio, or activities that benefit an Ohio-based business.

Making YOU Profitable: The Importance of a Clean Balance Sheet

Cash may be King but never underestimate the value of a clean balance sheet. What does clean mean and why is it important?

How Not-for-Profits Can Prepare for an Audit

Audits can be anxiety producing but they don’t need to be. You just need to be organized.

Case Study: Nonprofit Thinks Their QuickBooks Desktop is Corrupted

Troubleshooting QuickBooks Issues for a NonProfit


  1. There is an “.ADR” file extension appearing on the files within the QuickBooks Desktop folder.
  2. The nonprofit can’t create a usable, portable file.
  3. There are two users accessing QuickBooks from the organization, BUT only one person can use the file at a time.

Not-for-Profit Finds Cost-Effective Bookkeeper

More and more organizations need special reports to make good financial decisions. Nonprofit organizations need to keep track of each project while often managing cash closely. Read about a not-for-profit Musical Group that used BudgetEase to get the information they needed in a very cost effective way.New Call-to-action

Case Study: Bookkeeping Supports Quick Growth at Not-for-Profit

Many Not-for-Profit organizations struggle to balance their substantial growth while keeping their core focus. BudgetEase gives Not-for-Profit organizations peace of mind by handling the “nitty gritty details" with their bookkeeping expertise.