Have you ever wondered if one of your nonprofit’s programs or activities is running inefficiently? Have you ever found yourself trying to report grant expenditures and not knowing exactly how much of your office supplies should be charged to the grant? Have you ever floundered when your accountant asks you how much time you spent on fundraising? Would you like to have a sophisticated cost allocation system, but worry that your accounting software is too simple? In this class, you will learn how to develop a cost allocation system using only Quickbooks and Excel. We will explore how to determine what portion of shared costs should be allocated to each function, and how to document these allocation calculations. Learn how you can develop a cost allocation system to facilitate grant reporting, Form 990 and financial statements preparation, and decision-making about program cost-effectiveness.