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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The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits

This best-selling nuts-and-bolts workbook, now in its second edition, has become a must-have resource for nonprofit managers and boards who are required to work through the budget cycle. The book offers practical tools for completing each step of the budgeting process. Designed to be comprehensive and easy to use, the second edition of The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits provides everything budgeters and nonfinancial managers need to prepare, approve, and implement their own budgets.

The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits addresses the importance of budgets and budgeting, discusses basic types of nonprofit budgets, and outlines budget implementation, tracking, and reporting. In addition to updating the broad range of material, this second edition contains new information on such timely topics as zero-based budgeting and capital budgeting. New to this edition is a CD containing the CMS Nonprofit Budget Builder Software as well as electronic versions of the worksheets and exhibits to guide you through all stages of building a solid budget.

Praise for the First Edition

"This is a book every nonprofit needs." —Peter F. Drucker

"Provides clarity, strategy, and utility to the financial and asset management of social-sector organizations." —Frances Hesselbein

"This book is clear, insightful, and required reading for all who are responsible for the success of not-for-profits. If you work for or run a not-for-profit agency, you should read this book." —Peter Block, author, Flawless Consulting and The Empowered Manager

"The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits is a definitive and practical guide to the art of budgeting. It is well-written and reliable, as well as easily understandable." —Ronald J. Werthman, vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO, Johns Hopkins Health System, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Praise for the Second Edition

"This book is the gold standard for providing executive managers with information essential to making the best decisions for their organizations, and will give the confidence in their fiscal systems needed in the competitive world of nonprofit management."

—Don Sykes, former director, the Office of Community Services for the Clinton Administration, and president, Community Development Solutions

"Written in clear language easily understood by the layman, this book contains guidance on both proper procedures and the real-world challenges of getting the organization to adopt them. The worksheets and sample forms alone are worth the price."

—Elizabeth Rosen, retired chief financial and systems officer, The Morgan Library and Museum

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"This is a book every nonprofit needs."?Peter F. Drucker"Provides clarity, strategy, and utility to the financial management and asset management of social sector organizations."?Frances Hesselbein"This book is clear, insightful and required reading for all who are responsible for the success of not for profits. If you work for or run a not for profit agency you should read this book"?Peter Block, author of Flawless Consulting and The Empowered Manager"The Budget Building Book for Nonprofits is a definitive and practical guide to the art of budgeting. It is well written and reliable as well as easily understandable."?Ron Werthman, vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO, Johns Hopkins Health System, The Johns Hopkins HospitalThis nuts-and-bolts workbook guides nonprofit managers and boards through the budget cycle, offering practical tools for completing each step of the process. Comprehensive and easy to use, The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits provides everything budgeters and non-financial managers need to prepare, approve, and implement their own budgets.Examples, to-do lists, worksheets, schedules and other hands-on tools help readers:? Establish budgeting policies and procedures? Prepare budgeting requests? Present the budget to top management and boards? Create a budgeting calAndar? Orient program and department managers to budgeting? Estimate income and expenses? Determine how the board should review the budget? And much moreBased on the authors' years of experience in working with nonprofit management and finance, this workbook is an essential tool for anyone involved in financial management within a nonprofit organization. This workbook addresses the importance of budgets and budgeting, basic types of nonprofit budgets, and budget implementation, tracking, and reporting. The Budget Building Book for Nonprofits provides the solid foundation and hands-on tools for building successful, effective budgets.

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