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

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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 a CD 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. 

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User Review  - KirkLowery - LibraryThing

This is not really a book about budgeting. It is more of a workbook or templates. The budget process is described in outline; but I found many of the templates to be less than useful or obvious ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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