For the last decade, NFP Partners has held on to a rich tradition in offering our clients exceptional service. Whether you’re an Abila MIP Fund Accounting™ software client, or accounting services client, our team works diligently to meet the financial needs of our clients, but don’t just take our word for it. CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Inc. is one of our newest clients, one of which has shared a testimonial with us that we would like to now share with our readers.
CDA is a non-profit organization committed to improving the effectiveness of those who work to provide humanitarian assistance, engage in peace practice, support sustainable development, and conduct corporate operations in a socially responsible manner. They combine rigorous analysis with pragmatic field-level work and deliver practical tools to field staff and policymakers alike. CDA develops new ways to support improved policies and practices within the areas of accountability and feedback loops, conflict sensitivity, peace-building effectiveness and responsible business. Each of CDA’s foundational learning projects – The Do No Harm Project, the Corporate Engagement Project, the Reflecting on Peace Practice Project, and the Listening Project – has engaged hundreds and, in some cases thousands of people, and has generated widely recognized and referenced lessons relevant to the policies and practices of international and local actors.
How did they end up on an NFP Partners newsletter? As with most of our clients, CDA recognized the need for accounting services and given the size and budget of the organization, were not able to support an in-house team to carry out the roles of such a department.
“We recognized that, on any given day, we may need accounting services that range from straightforward data entry to much more complicated CFO-level problem-solving. We also needed redundancy so that if one person was out, we could receive help from someone else. But, given our size and budget, we were not able to support an in-house team with that capacity. Outsourcing seemed like the best route,” Susan Brau, CDA Finance Manager said.
CDA performed a wide search for accounting services, and had an explicit preference for groups in the Boston area. However, NFP had the expertise CDA was seeking, a price that was within their budget, and great client testimonials.
“During the bid process, Stephanie patiently and thoughtfully answered our many questions. NFP presented itself as a place that would be flexible and client-focused, instead of requiring us to fit into a pre-set model. So we decided to take a chance on a firm that was 2,000 miles away.” Susan said “We could not be more pleased with our decision. Stephanie and Tracy got up-to-speed so quickly that we had a hard time keeping up with them! They attended to the backlog, worked with us to develop a monthly routine, identified weaknesses in our processes and suggested solutions. They are intelligent, responsive, and always pleasant to speak with,” she continued.