Services within your NonprofitCore Accounting module are used to define your nonprofit's functional programs for reporting purposes. Services are broken down into two groups: Program services and Support services.
Your list of Services can be found by following the steps below:
- Navigate to the Accounting module.
- Click Services from the navigation menu.
Program services group revenue and expenses according to the nonprofit's mission. These are specific to your organization and can be customized.
Program Services can include two service categories: Parent Services and Sub-Services.
Parent services group program services to create a hierarchy. As shown in the image below, parent services are found on the lines above the bullets. Some examples can include but are not limited to: Health Services, Mental Health Services, and Program A- Education.
Sub-services are program services that can be categorized within a parent service. As shown in the image below, sub-services are bulleted under parent services.
Support services group revenue and expenses that aid management and general (administrative) and fund development needed to support the nonprofit. Support services are standardized within the system and cannot be changed.
Additional Uses for Services
Services can also be utilized in other features within your NonprofitCore Accounting module. These features include Statement of Functional Expense, Statement of Activities, and Budgets.
Statement of Functional Expense
We recommend aligning the creation of sub-services, and their respective parent services, with the reporting requirements for your Statement of Functional Expense. It is important to include sub-service categorization for program and support services when you begin implementation.
Statement of Activities
Program services are one way to filter your organization's statement of activities.
You can create budgets for program (parent services or sub-services) and supporting services, and report on them individually.
Any number of individual budgets for services can be consolidated to create an organizational budget. On your Budgets list page, click Consolidate in the upper-right corner to select the budgets you wish to combine for a specific fiscal year.
Accounting Glossary provides more information about all of the available features within your NonprofitCore Accounting module.