Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits: Building Capacity and Sustainability

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 5, 2011 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
A complete guide to the financial requirements a nonprofit organization must follow to indefinitely maintain the volume and quality of their services

An organization may have plenty of capacity in the long run, but in the short run, donor restrictions and limited financing options are constraining. Here-and-now liquid assets are the only resources available. Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits: Building Capacity and Sustainability shows how to measure a nonprofit organization's financial capacity in different time frames and how to measure its ability to sustain capacity in each case.

  • Explains how nonprofits differ from businesses and how they promote values-centered management
  • Reveals how to improve financial capacity and sustainability
  • Written by a nonprofit scholar

Filled with real-world case studies and actionable advice relating financial health to financial capacity and sustainability, this book is essential reading for every nonprofit professional.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

WOODS BOWMAN, PHD, is a Professor of Public Service at DePaul University who brings to the classroom a range of experience in public finance and a passion for ethical governance. He is the former CFO of Cook County, a former member of the House of Representatives, Illinois General Assembly, from 1977–1990, and former chair of the Appropriations II Committee. He is a board member of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. He received the Chairman's Award from Goodwill Industries International for his service to a local affiliate. His articles have appeared in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. In addition, Dr. Bowman writes a column on ethics for the Nonprofit Quarterly.

Bibliographic information