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QuickBooks® For Nonprofits Alternative

Compare Aplos Nonprofit Accounting To QuickBooks® For Fund Accounting & Donation Software

Over 40,000 nonprofits choose Aplos because it is made for nonprofit fund accounting and donation tracking, while QuickBooks® Online uses tools for small businesses.
Made For Nonprofits

Aplos is specifically made for nonprofits, while QuickBooks® Premier Nonprofit Edition includes for-profit tools.

Easy To Use Fund Accounting

Fund accounting solutions can be simple when using software made for nonprofits. We will walk you through getting set up so you will have no problem pulling the exact reports you need every time.

Free Support

At Aplos, our friendly support team is available to help you get set up, feel comfortable in the system, and be confident you are doing it right.

Happy Customers

We take pride in building the software nonprofits need to easily manage their organizations. Folks find Aplos user-friendly and simple, earning us a 97% customer satisfaction rate!

Made For Small Businesses

QuickBooks® is a great business accounting software. But when it comes to nonprofits, it lacks basic nonprofit accounting features, such as fund accounting and donation tracking.

Assembly Required

There is a reason why there are textbooks written about how to use QuickBooks® for Nonprofits. QuickBooks® Desktop requires careful setup, workarounds, and extra steps to make it work.

Sketchy Support

QuickBooks® for Nonprofits does offer support, but PCMag called QuickBooks® for Nonprofits support "sketchy."

Unhappy Customers

One glance at the QuickBooks® forums and you will see exactly why nonprofits have a hard time using QuickBooks® for Nonprofits and are looking for a better solution.

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Do More With Aplos Advanced Accounting

Upgrade for more granular reporting so you can harness the ability to see the exact data you need across your funds, departments, projects, and locations.


Budget By Fund Or Tags

Create reports that compare budget to actual for each fund or tag.

Project, Campaign, Or Department Reporting

Easily build effective custom financial reports by project, campaign, or department.

Bill Pay Approval Workflows

Manage your bill approvals online and pay bills securely via ACH.

Plus: Form 990 Reports, Fixed Asset Tracking, and Income & Expense Allocations

Request A Live Demo

* Customized bundles starting at $189/mo. Requires annual contract.

Try Aplos For Free

Aplos includes everything you need in one place to manage your bookkeeping, prepare your financial reports, accept donations, track your people, and achieve your mission. Try it for free for 15 days. No credit card required.




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Key Features

Fund Accounting

Donation Tracking

Prepaid Cards By PEX

Online Giving Forms

Financial & Giving Reports

Event Registration


Customized Solutions
Starting At $189/mo


Aplos Core Features Plus

Advanced Accounting Options

Project, Campaign, Or Department Budgeting And Reporting

Budgeting By Fund

Fixed Asset Tracking

Income And Expense Allocations

Aplos Software QuickBooks®
True Fund Accounting      
Balance Sheet By Fund      
Income Statement By Fund      
Multiple Types Of Layers For Reporting   Statement By Class Statement By Class
Form 990 Report    
Manage 1099s  
Print Checks, Manage Bills, And Track Expenses
Create & Send Invoices, Track Payments
Collect Invoice Payments Online
Recurring Transactions
Budget By Fund   Budget By Class Budget By Class
Budget By Tag      
Fixed Asset Module      
Cost Allocations      
Form 990-N & 990-EZ Filing      
Online Ticket Sales For Events      
Website Builder      
Pledge Tracking & Statements      
Email & Letter Builder      
Donation Tracking      
Contribution Statements      
Accept One-Time & Recurring Online Donations      
Donor Database/CRM      
Optional Add-Ons:      
Integrated Payroll Gusto Payroll QuickBooks® Payroll QuickBooks® Payroll QuickBooks® Payroll
Full Service Payroll
& Payroll Taxes
$39/mo + $6
per employee
$79/mo + $2
per employee
$79/mo + $2
per employee
$79/mo + $2
per employee

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Tidelands Church Review of Aplos

A wonderful transition from QB. Aplos fund accounting structure helped us organize our accounting in much better consistency and compliance with non-profit standards. QuickBooks® forces your to twist and turn their product to fit with non-profit practices. Having online access by multiple "seats" is a big step forward in efficiency. Aplos support staff have been over-the-top and better-than-expected helpful, from initial import or data to addressing specific features we wanted.

- David M..

General Director

Propempo International

Source: Software Advice

I Challenge Diabetes Review of Aplos

Aplos Fund Accounting is a great tool for accounting, it might not be as well known as QuickBooks® it packs a lot under its hood. It offers the tools that I was looking for, cloud based, multiple collaborators and even donor information.

- Chris J.


I Challenge Diabetes

Source: Capterra

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