Intuit UK to sponsor Mango's new 'Best Practice' guide to financial management for Non-Governmental Organisations
Mango, a UK-registered charity that exists to help Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to strengthen their financial management, today announced a unique sponsorship deal with Intuit UK.
Intuit, a leading provider of financial management software for small businesses, is sponsoring Mango's new online Guide to Financial Management for NGOs (freely available at www.mango.org.uk/guide). The Guide is expected to set a new standard in easily accessible practical financial management guidance for NGOs. Over 15,000 copies have been downloaded since the Guide was launched in December 2005.
The Guide is based on extensive practical experience and is especially designed to make it easy for busy NGO staff to apply good professional practice. Alex Jacobs, Director of Mango, commented: 'We are thrilled that Intuit has agreed to sponsor Mango's new Guide. Last year, NGO staff from over 100 countries downloaded over 20,000 copies of Mango's publications. Now we have revised and updated our guidance. We are hoping that with Intuit's support Mango's Guide can provide support to more NGOs all over the world. Our aim is for every NGO member of staff to have access to the Guide. We look forward immensely to working with the Intuit team to realise this vision.'
As part of this long-term corporate partnership, Intuit will also become involved in Mango's training programme. In 2005, Mango provided practical financial management training to over 1,000 NGO staff from 173 different organisations. By improving their financial management, aid agencies can substantially increase the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of their operations.
Susan Lazareff, Managing Director of Intuit UK added: 'Sound financial management is an essential skill for any business and The Guide is an excellent resource for NGOs looking to better manage their finances. Intuit is committed to helping NGOs and small businesses grow and we are pleased to offer all Mango supporters a 15% discount on QuickBooks products.'
Mango is a UK registered charity founded in 1999 and based in Oxford that exists to help Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) work more efficiently and effectively. We work to strengthen their financial management, so that they can make the best use of every pound they are given. Mango is unique in its particular mission, putting accounting skills to use in providing:
- Practical training
- Qualified financial staff
- Specialist tools and guides
- Consultancy services, including evaluations of major humanitarian relief programmes
- Forums for NGO staff to share their experience and identify good practice.
Mango works with all the major international NGOs, including household names such as Oxfam, Save the Children, Christian Aid, ActionAid, the British Red Cross Society, CAFOD, Tearfund, World Vision and their partners.
Mango's online Guide to Financial Management for NGOs was developed with support from the European Commission Humanitarian Office, Oxfam, CAFOD, British Red Cross Society and Christian Aid. At its launch in December 2005, hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, commented 'DFID recognises the importance of strong financial management for NGOs. Mango's publications are an important resource for NGO staff, providing practical guidance in this crucial area.'
For further information on Mango, visit www.mango.org.uk
Intuit UK is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small organisations and their advisors including accountants and book-keepers. Key products and services include the popular QuickBooks family of accounting and payroll software. These are available directly or through major retailers and partners including High Street banks. Intuit works through its QuickBooks Professional Advisor Programme and Intuit Developer Network to serve the accounting needs of small enterprises nationwide. [It has 443 Professional Advisors in the UK supporting charities using QuickBooks software in the UK].Intuit UK is headquartered in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Intuit UK a subsidiary of Intuit Inc., and is quoted on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol INTU. For more information on Intuit and its partners visit www.quickbooks.co.uk and http://advisors.quickbooks.co.uk
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