Helping you deliver on your mission

Ashley Dodson, CPA is a Columbia, Missouri accounting firm focused on empowering and enhancing nonprofit organizations. Traditionally, technology and nonprofits have existed in separate worlds. However, we believe that technology is a catalyst that can propel nonprofit organizations into generating quantifiable change in their communities, and inspire others to do the same. We are passionate about our clients’ impact, and are invested in powering their success. 

Our niche and specialty accounting services allow us to facilitate change and innovation within purpose-driven organizations. We help nonprofits stay financially stable, informed, and compliant with regulatory standards, so you can take advantage of opportunities, ride out lean times, and prepare for what’s next. 

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Controller Services

A little more strategy and a little less daily bookkeeping. An outsourced controller can help you navigate large financial decisions, or smaller strategic steps that require additional knowledge and experience than what is available with the current staffing at your nonprofit organization.

Advisory & Consulting Services​

Internal controls, cyber and IT security, and basic accounting training are services we offer to help strengthen your current accounting staff. Consulting can help you solve problems, create new services, re-brand, niche, and differentiate your nonprofit organization.

Board of Directors Training

Nonprofit boards need up-to-date financial information to make informed decisions. But not every board member arrives with a deep appreciation for, or even a passing familiarity with, financial reports. Help your board increase its financial literacy by reducing the mystery of budgets, financial reports, and audits.

501(c)(3) Annual Reporting & Filing

From maintaining an exempt status, filing the proper tax forms, unrelated business income taxes (UBIT), and public support tests, nonprofit organizations have a lot to consider. In addition to Form 990 preparation and filing, we provide tax-exempt consulting services.

Accounting Technology

Gone are the days of doing accounting by hand with nothing but paper and pencil. We have the technical proficiency to help your nonprofit organization implement and utilize a large of variety of accounting technologies. Whether it’s dealing with software or hardware, we have the knowledge and experience to handle the job.

Traditional Accounting Services​

Sometimes you just want the basics. We also offer traditional accounting services to help streamline your financial statement preparation, bookkeeping, bill payment, invoicing, and other back office processes, saving your nonprofit organization both time and money.

Thinking of starting a nonprofit organization to help serve your community? Check out our complete guide covering nonprofit basics, tax-exempt filing, accounting, marketing, and more!

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Website Design

We build high-quality websites by striking a balance between designing sites specifically for nonprofit organizations, while also supplying the full functionality of modern web pages. Our sites are not only aesthetically pleasing, they also effectively communicate a nonprofit's mission and its objectives with innovative and creative design.

Search Marketing

We optimize your nonprofit's website so users and search engines can explore and interact with your meaningful cause by generating more awareness, reaching out to greater audiences, and gaining valuable support for your organization. Our approach is focused on driving meaningful traffic to your nonprofit website so you can continue developing positive change in the world.

Donor Management Solutions

Build stronger relationships and achieve higher fundraising goals with our portfolio of donor management solutions. Our programs allow you to view your most valuable donors with robust contact records, reporting, targeted communications, retention metrics, giving patterns, and campaign progress tracking, allowing you to report on the success of your nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts.

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Ashley Dodson, CPA

Located in Columbia, Missouri, Ashley graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri School of Accountancy, and previously worked for regional and local CPA firms before breaking off on her own. She specializes in nonprofit and governmental accounting, and is currently the Assistant Professor of Accountancy at Westminster College.

Tanner Dodson

Ashley’s husband, Tanner, graduated cum laude from the Central Methodist University School of Graduate and Extended StudiesA pioneer in online mortgage marketing, Tanner is the Lead Generation Account Manager at Mortgage Research Center. Driven by a mission to enhance the lives of those around him, Tanner is widely known for his search engine optimization, marketing technology, and paid advertising experience, working with such websites as Realtor.com, Homes.com, Movoto.com, VAloans.com, USDAloans.com, FHAloans.com, and Eligibility.org.

Leveraging his experience in digital marketing, Tanner expands the firm’s offerings to include website design, search marketing, paid advertising, and donor management solutions, helping nonprofit organizations grow and attract new donation sources.

A Passion for NonProfit Organizations

You’ve devoted your career and your life to your nonprofit organization, and want to see it grow and succeed. You’re helping solve problems and make the world a better place.

We’ve devoted our career to helping you. Our specialty and niche accounting makes us better able to help you with your struggles and aspirations, and to help reach your goals.

We believe that as your accountant, we have a unique opportunity to build a relationship with you and your nonprofit organization, and be your trusted adviser year-round. We don’t just want to see you at year-end; we want to help you through the year’s highs and lows.

As a current member of the Missouri Society of CPA’s and American Institute of CPA’s, we have the tools, resources, and certifications available to help you succeed.

  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)
  • Member of the AICPA’s Not-for-Profit (NFP) Section
Strategy
81%
Audit
87%
Training
93%
Cyber & IT Security
83%
Digital Marketing
98%

Ready to learn more? We'd love to sit down with you over coffee or lunch to talk about your nonprofit organizations needs and how we can serve you.