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Take control of your organizations short- and long-term financial plan
The trend toward decentralizing decision-making powers in not-for-profit organizations means a greater number of employees are responsible for creating and managing the annual budget. Budgets, therefore, must be well designed, easy to implement, and accessible to professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Wishful thinking? Not any more. Continuous budgeting, as explained in Edward McMillans trenchant Not-for-Profit Budgeting and Financial Management, offers a system that is not only easy to use and monitor, but also ensures true fiscal accountability in the complex not-for-profit arena.
Continuous budgeting breaks down time-consuming annual budgeting processes into twelve easy-to-manage increments that produce more accurate and effective resource allocation. In this handy guide, the author explains how to:
McMillan writes in a nontechnical, understandable, how-to language and format, incorporating dozens of relevant forms and documents. This completely revised and expanded edition also includes all-new material on long-term financial planning, so that not-for-profits can work toward liberating themselves from the year-to-year scramble for increasingly scarce resources.
Not-for-profit managers must be able to direct and control their resource allocation rather than be controlled by outdated, cumbersome, and inaccurate budgeting processes. Not-for-Profit Budgeting and Financial Management, and its powerful system of continuous budgeting, enables all not-for-profit professionals to create and manage reasonable financial plans that fit their organizations needs.
EDWARD J. McMILLAN, CPA, CAE, is the author of Guide to Fringe Benefits for Not-for-Profit Organizations, Complying with SFAS #116 and #117, Essential Financial Considerations for Not-for-Profit Organizations, Second Edition, Budgeting and Financial Management Handbook, Second Edition, Model Accounting and Financial Policies and Procedures Handbook, Second Edition, and The Audit: A Novel. He is a nationally recognized speaker on not-for-profit financial and management topics and, in 1993, was appointed faculty chair for finance for the United States Chamber of Commerce’s Institutes for Organization Management program.