About Us

Who We Are

In 2003, several members of the Not-For-Profit Committee of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA) formed a subcommittee to focus on accountability issues facing small and midsized nonprofit organizations.  Calling themselves the Accountability Task Force (ATF), members of this committee, representing CPA firms, nonprofit service organizations, independent consultants, and nonprofit leaders, began to develop plans for a website.  

The goal for the website was to provide a reliable, up-to-date reference portal for small and midsized nonprofits to address basic accounting questions and help staffs, boards, and helping professionals better explain and understand compliance requirements.  In addition, the site would provide tools, templates, and background information regarding governance and management, as well as links to other related resources.

In 2007, the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation awarded the GWSCPA Education Foundation a grant to support the development and launch of this site.  ATF Committee members, working on a volunteer basis, designed a structure for the site and have contributed content in their fields of expertise.  Content was submitted and underwent a technical review and copyediting before being uploaded to the site--a process that has stayed in place as new content is regularly added.  The website went into beta testing in fall 2008 and was officially launched in connection with the GWSCPA’s Nonprofit Symposium in November 2008.  The site has received over 2 million visits since that time.