Meet Founder, Amy McLaughry
With an MBA and over two decades of combined experience in the financial industry as a bank executive and now the owner of a thriving bookkeeping business, Amy McLaughry has exactly what it takes to propel nonprofit organizations forward when it comes to their bookkeeping operations and she brings an abundance of knowledge to the table.
A lifelong passion for numbers and helping others has led Amy to use her talents and experience to work with those engaged in the social sector striving to make a positive impact in their communities. This is where her heart is and she has purposely geared her business toward helping nonprofits by relieving the stress that comes with the numerous aspects of accurate bookkeeping and transparent reporting required of every charitable organization. Her years and varied positions as a board member and interim Executive Director for the Community College of Aurora Foundation have provided a greater understanding of the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. Since 2016, Amy has helped dozens of nonprofits thrive.
Amy realizes the importance of making sure the board stays on track to continue support of the mission, the careful handling of board dynamics, a full understanding of the financial requirements placed on charitable organizations, as well as the time constraints of the Executive Director and the many hats that must be worn on a daily basis.
Strategy session with the Board of one of the many nonprofits Amy works with, Community College of Aurora
Giving back to the community has always been a family affair. Her parents were founding members of the church she and her family still attend today. These days, Amy is heavily involved as a member of her church’s Legacy Society and as a talented musician during worship services.
Her family of five is also committed to the success of others through programs in education, climate change, homelessness and hunger. And while balancing the books is what Amy is all about with her business, she also recognizes the importance of harmonizing her business, charity work, and personal life. Several times a year, she and her family enjoy camping in the majestic mountains of Colorado.
And when she’s not enjoying the beautiful outdoors, you can find her volunteering at church, working on a fun craft project, or enjoying a good read (her favorite author is Michael Phillips). According to Amy, carving out some time to disconnect and focus on faith, family and self are key elements for personal and professional success. She knows life is a lot like bookkeeping - everything must be balanced.
As the newest member of the Nonprofit Money Sense team, Amber Butler is already leaving an indelible mark. Labeled as “irreplaceable,”, she keeps everyone on task and is a favorite for clients to work with.
Helping nonprofits meet and exceed their goals is a passion of hers and she loves being a part of the solution that NMS brings to the table. Like her teammates at Nonprofit Money Sense, Amber loves traveling and spends much of her time away from the office planning her next big adventure!
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