Along with assembling our furniture and configuring our computers and server, one of the first steps we took to start up our office was identifying an accounting firm to assist us in setting up our accounting and reporting system. The firm we chose, Jacobson Jarvis & Company, has much experience and expertise with nonprofit organizations. Jacobson Jarvis helped us install and configure an accounting program and will meet with us regularly to review our books.

Jacobson Jarvis is also advising us on various types of internal control measures we can consider using. Our goal is to ensure that the foundation's financial status is regularly monitored and evaluated by board members and independent accountants.