Kiwanis International partners with Aplos for club accounting and Form 990 software
Fresno, CA - October 30, 2014 - Aplos Software, a company specializing in web-based, nonprofit software, announced today that it will partner with Kiwanis International to offer nonprofit accounting and Form 990 software for Kiwanis clubs. Kiwanis International has over 8,000 adult clubs throughout the world and is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
As the recommended software for club treasurers, Aplos will assist the organization's clubs in maintaining their tax-exempt status with preparation and submission of Form 990, a required annual IRS informational return. Kiwanis clubs will register for an Aplos account to check their status and file a Form 990-N or Form 990-EZ. In addition, treasurers will use the web-based fund accounting software to track finances by funds, share access with club officers, and securely transition accounting records between treasurers.
"Aplos was a natural fit for Kiwanis because our club treasurers can now track their funds and prepare Form 990 faster and with fewer questions," said Scott Smith, chief technology officer for Kiwanis International. "This frees them to focus on their core mission of serving our community."
Kiwanis clubs will utilize the Aplos suite of web-based nonprofit software products, Aplos e-File, Accounting, and Donations. Fund accounting is a crucial element for nonprofits like Kiwanis to correctly track dedicated funds. With Aplos Donations, clubs can also accept and track online donations.
As an authorized IRS e-file provider, Aplos e-File helps the clubs based in the United States prepare and submit Form 990-N or Form 990-EZ to the IRS and monitor the status of their returns. If a club fails to file a Form 990-N three years in a row, they automatically lose their tax-exempt status. To prevent this from occurring, the headquarters for Kiwanis International will utilize Aplos Oversight to monitor the e-file status of clubs to help clubs maintain their tax-exempt status.
"We are proud to partner with Kiwanis International and support the service of their clubs by helping them easily maintain their tax-exempt status and making it possible for each club to do excellent fund accounting," said Tim Goetz, CEO and co-Founder of Aplos. "Great accounting is the foundation to building a strong and trusted organization that invests in their community for generations to come."
As a cloud-based software, users can access Aplos online from any location with an Internet connection, have multiple users with role-based permissions, and automatically back up data online. Kiwanis clubs change treasurers regularly and need to share auditing access with external accountants, so the web-based platform allows the clubs to securely share access without software downloads or moving data. More information about Aplos Accounting can be found at www.aplos.com.
About Kiwanis International
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14 to 18, Builders Club for students age 11 to 14, Kiwanis Kids for students age 6 to 12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, dedicate annually more than 18 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 600,000 adult and youth members in 80 countries and geographic areas. For more information about Kiwanis International, please visit www.kiwanis.org.
Aplos specializes in web-based software that makes it simple to manage a nonprofit, including fund accounting, donations, and tax preparation software. In addition, Aplos Oversight is a financial management software for administrators to easily oversee the finances of multiple nonprofits. Based in California, Aplos was founded in 2009 and has served over 10,000 organizations with its various software programs. For more information, visit https://www.aplos.com or call Aplos at (888) 274-1316.