Free accounting software for nonprofits

Spend more time on the cause, less time managing the books. Wave makes it easy to track your organization’s cash flow. Because every penny counts.

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Manage your books from anywhere

Wave is cloud-based, so you can update your accounting software anywhere, anytime. Manage receipts, record payments, and reconcile accounts at your convenience.

No accounting experience required

Whether you’re a volunteer, board member, accountant, or anyone in between, it’s easy to learn how to use Wave. A beginner-friendly interface makes it easy to get used to managing the books.

Devote more time to a nonprofit cause

With features like bill and invoice reminders, free bank connections, and receipt scanning apps, you can invest more time making a difference and less in your nonprofit accounting software.

My fav tool for invoicing and accounting is Wave. Totally free. Easy-to-use. And I love the interface!

Julienne Desjardins - Digital Marketer

Unlimited accounting, 100% free

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Take control of your nonprofit cash flow

You need to have capital to keep giving back, but you don’t have to sacrifice your cause to run your nonprofit like a cash flow positive business. Wave is simple and easy to use for anyone — no accounting experience needed. And it’s completely free.

Hands-off bookkeeping

Automatically import your transactions into your bookkeeping software with easy and unlimited bank account and credit card connections. Bulk transaction updates make for quicker bookkeeping.

Cut costs with detailed expense tracking

Manage accounts payable, categorize expenses, and find out where most of your church’s money is going. Over time, Wave will reveal valuable money-saving opportunities.

Monitor your nonprofit's financial health

Log in anytime to get a big picture sense of your church’s financial position. Wave displays instant invoicing, payroll, and payments data updates, along with dashboards for cash balances.

Share nonprofit financials when you need to

Wave has user permissions and report sharing ideal for teams. No training required.

Get your books in order

Wave keeps accounting simple for nonprofit organizations: a simple yet powerful interface without an overwhelming number of options. Get set up in seconds, go back and fix mistakes, and share with anyone who needs to access your books.

Easy to understand accounting reports

You don’t need to be an Excel wiz to understand your organization’s financials. Export profit/loss, sales tax, cash flow, comparative, and more reports with visual graphs that makes the information easy to comprehend.

Your accountant is already on board

When it’s time to get an accounting professional to help, you’ll have a seamless transition. Wave uses accountant-friendly double entry accounting — just set them up and get back to your organization. Focus on the cause instead of cash flow.

Unlimited accounting, 100% free

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Customers love Wave

4.4 out of 5 stars based on user reviews collected by G2Crowd as of Spring 2022.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is your software actually free?

Our our accounting software, invoicing software, or US-only banking software are 100% free. There are no trials, subscriptions, or hidden fees.

Wave's optional paid features include online payment processing, payroll software, and access to personalized bookkeeping services and coaching through Wave Advisors. If you're interested in using payroll software, you can start a free 30-day trial when you sign up for Wave.

What’s the catch—how does Wave make money?

Wave makes money through our optional, paid money management features include online payment processing, payroll software, and access to personalized bookkeeping services and coaching through Wave Advisors. These features help keep our invoicing, accounting, and business banking (currently only available to sole proprietors in the US) free.

If you're interested in our payroll software, you can start a free 30-day trial when you sign up for Wave.

Is Wave's software something I need to install?

Wave's money management tools are web-based, so you just need an Internet connection and browser to manage your books. No installation is necessary for our online software!

If you're looking for an on-the-go money management solution, you can also install our mobile app to help you manage invoices, payments, and business banking. Download our mobile app on iOS and Android today!

Is my data secure when I use Wave?

Completely. Our servers are protected physically and electronically. Any connections between you, your bank accounts, and Wave are protected by 256-bit SSL encryption. Wave is a PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider.

Do you provide customer support?

We provide different levels of support for customers who use different features and services from Wave. Full details on how Wave support works are available here.

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