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Save Mount Diablo
Walnut Creek, CA - California
Accounting & Finance

Member since 2017-01-10

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Session Overview

We are a land conservation organization. Fund Accounting, specifically tracking fundraising and program revenue for our growing non profit. Our finance team is moving from Quickbooks to a more robust software. As development director, I want to use this opportunity to work with the finance team to streamline and simplify our fundraising and program revenue lines.


Nonprofit Overview

Save Mount Diablois working to preserve, defend, and restore the remaining 70,000 acres on Mount Diablo and its foothills for wildlife and people to enjoy.

Save Mount Diablo (SMD) is a nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Save Mount Diablo has been preserving lands on and around Mount Diablo and educating the public to the mountain’s natural values since 1971. We are biologists, conservationists, hikers, bikers, equestrians, bird watchers, and people who just love to look at the mountain. SMD is a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)3 organization (tax ID 94-2681735).

This is our home. Preserving natural land forever means safeguarding our quality of life, including our air, water, and views. Only half of Mount Diablo has been preserved. The other half of the mountain, over 70,000 acres, is privately owned and still threatened by development. That means risking the loss of wildlife corridors, ecosystems and recreational opportunities.

Save Mount Diablo envisions a permanently protected natural reserve in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, with the peak of Mount Diablo at its heart. We are working to secure large portions of this habitat to be preserved as park lands, and our vision also includes private lands shielded by conservation easements. We endeavor to keep free from development the Mount Diablo core area, and to preserve specific areas that have major wildlife, recreational, scenic and scientific values.