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Upgrading Your ERP System? Not So Fast. Consider Reimplementation


Many nonprofits are quick to upgrade software because it is perceived as being simple and straightforward – and sometimes that is true. However, that does not mean that it is in the best interest of the organization.

In some cases, it may make more sense for your nonprofit to reimplement a software system rather than upgrade to the most recent version. This is true of almost…

Client Spotlight: Safe Horizon


Joining the AVF family of clients last year, Safe Horizon is the largest victims’ services agency in the country. Through 57 program locations, the agency touches the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year.

Operating since 1978, Safe Horizon’s mission is “to provide support, prevent violence and…

Serenic Navigator 2013 Goes to the Next Level


As part of a never-ending commitment to product excellence and improving the user experience, AVF Consulting is excited to announce that the Serenic Navigator 2013 Release 2 (R2) is now available.

Building on the enhancements of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, the latest release by Serenic operates seamlessly with Microsoft Office 365 and provides an interface that is as user…

AVF Closed on Friday

AVF Consulting will be closed on Friday, April 18. All AVF employees will be out of the office and there will be no customer service representatives available to respond to your AVF Help Desk requests.

If there is a possibility that you will need support on Friday, April 18 please call 410-296-5100 before noon on Wednesday, April 16  to coordinate in advance for holiday/after-hours…

Client Spotlight: National Association of Counties

As April is National County Government Month (NCGM), AVF recognizes the efforts of its client, the National Association of Counties (NACo), which is on the forefront of promoting  policies that produce healthy, vibrant, safe and resilient counties.

NACo launched NCGM in 1991 to spur counties to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county…

Are You Ready to Move on from FundWare?


If you’re currently using FundWare, it’s time for a change.  Join AVF partner Serenic for free webinar this afternoon at 2 p.m. to see how a positive change can transition your nonprofit to a new and better fund accounting environment.

With FundWare is becoming increasingly outdated, this webinar features Serenic Navigator, financial management and accounting softwar…

Community Support Services Taps AVF


Maryland-based Community Support Services (CSS) has selected AVF Consulting to implement and support a new financial management and nonprofit accounting software system to help enhance the organization’s operational efficiency and better support its mission to provide quality community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Established in 1994 in…

Client Spotlight: Maryland Zoo

Late last year, the Maryland Zoo welcomed three little lions cubs: Luke, Leia, and Zuri. With the weather finally warming up, now is the time to visit the young lions as they venture outside and meet the public.

The third oldest zoo in the United States, the Maryland Zoo’s mission is to inspire and educate people to join with it in the active support and conservation of wildlife and wild…

Case Study: A Nonprofit Accounting System to Grow With

APA Moves to Next Level Financial Management and Accounting System
Times change, and so do nonprofit organizations.

That was the situation facing the American Psychological Association (APA), which wanted to move the organization’s financial management and accounting system to a new level by incorporating greater functionality, such as workflow, and viewing balances in the system right away…

Upcoming Webinar on AwardVision

Obtaining and Keeping Funding Sources Through Grant Tracking
AwardVision, part of the Serenic Navigator suite, works hard from the start. Its intuitive design ensures your team hits the ground running.  You get an integrated, transparent solution that puts your entire organization on the same page; one that gives each employee real-time access to the financial and program data they need to k…

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