The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2011 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
This best-selling nuts-and-bolts workbook, now in its second edition, has become the gold standard for nonprofit managers and boards who must work through the budget cycle. The book offers practical tools and guidance for completing each step of the budgeting process. Designed to be comprehensive and easy to use, The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits provides everything budgeters and nonfinancial managers need to prepare, approve, and implement their own budgets.

Includes new chapters on Zero-Based and Capital Budgeting as well as an accompanying website with spreadsheets, worksheets and a new budget-building software, the CMS Nonprofit Budget Builder, designed to help you implement the concepts in the book. The software includes an expandable standard chart of accounts (COA) and will aid in building, organizing, tracking and planning budgets.



Key Board and Staff Roles and Responsibilities in Nonprofit Budgeting
Chapter 5
Strategies for Developing OrganizationWide Operating Budgets
Start withthe BudgetBuilding Checklist
Contents of the Annual Budget Preparation Package
Allocating Administrative Overhead and Shared Costs
When More and Deeper Cuts Are Needed
Capital Budgeting
E Two Types ofCapital Projects
Presenting Your Annual Budget Proposal to the Board
Board Review Revision andApproval ofthe FinalBudget
Tools for Analyzing Financial

A Planningfor ProgramorUnit Budget Development
A Projected Income
Resource E Exampleofa Detailed
Resource F Additional Useful Checklistsand Examples

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About the author (2011)


MURRAY DROPKIN is president of CMS Systems, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in improving the financial operations of nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He is the coauthor of Bookkeeping for Nonprofits and The Cash Flow Management Book for Nonprofits.

JIM HALPIN has written articles for technical publications and has developed accounting software and other applications for clients in a wide variety of industries. He is the coauthor of Bookkeeping for Nonprofits and the coauthor, with Dropkin, of the newsletter Nonprofit Report.

BILL LA TOUCHE used his writing, planning, training and organizing skills to help a wide range of individuals, groups, and organizations get what they want from complex business, governmental, and nonprofit entities.

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