Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity
Alpha Chi Omega builds better work environment through investment in fund accounting solution.
Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity’s finance office needed a comprehensive cloud solution that both empowered employees to dig into data and saved time spent on updates and training. With Blackbaud as a partner, the nonprofit organization realized those goals – and a better work experience for its team.
Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity formed in 1885—at a time when women first began attending college—with a mission of enriching its members’ lives through friendship, leadership, learning, and service. When Tim Johnson recently became senior financial controller at Alpha Chi Omega, he realized that those ideals could better extend to the fraternity’s employees on his team with a modern fund accounting solution.
“We have a formal strategic plan, and adding software was on there,” Johnson said. “It was a strategic goal, not only for efficiencies within finance and moving to recent technology, but also to get on the cloud and get off current servers.”
Along with the fraternity, his team supports three other entities of Alpha Chi Omega: a foundation, a housing organization, and a chapter employee group. “They’re the business partners in those meetings that listen to and answer finance questions,” Johnson said. “In some places, finance is looked at as a necessary evil, but here we’re looked at as a part of the team—and we’re here to help.”