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From the Publisher“This book is the gold standard for providing executives and managers with information essential to making the best decisions for their organization and it will give them the confidence in their fiscal systems they need 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, it 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
“Everything you ever wanted to know about budgeting and didn’t know who to ask is contained in this second edition of The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits. It’s practical, sophisticated, and contains many useful forms and examples. Whether you are an experienced nonprofit executive, board member, finance person or new to the field, you will want to add this budget book to your library. It’s a tremendous resource for everyone who works or volunteers to support the nonprofit sector.”—Carol Wolff, executive director, Area Health Education Center, Camden, New Jersey
“The second edition of The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits presents a primer for managers with limited financial expertise and resources in nonprofit settings. In my 20 years of consulting to behavioral health systems, these kinds of adjustments are often the critical difference in the financial health of an organization. This book should be mandatory reading for the nonfinancial administrator of any nonprofit organization.”—Harvey E. Hoffman, president, Healthcare America, Inc.
“Too often the process of building a budget in nonprofit organizations fails to receive the attention and focus appropriate to its importance. When a properly constructed budget is used effectively it represents far more than a simple spending plan. Rather, it becomes a guiding statement of values and priorities and a road map for how the organization plans to achieve its goals for the budgeting period. That view—carefully honed by these highly skilled authors after many years of experience on the front lines—is well-captured in this second edition of The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits and forms the foundation for the practical methods so clearly presented. Nonprofit executives and their boards of trustees alike will be well-served by this edition and well-advised to make it their own.”—Alan G. Kaufman, former director, New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services, and president, Argus Solutions for Behavioral Health
“The Budget Building Book for Nonprofits is a clear, well-written guide for nonprofit managers, whether experienced or new to the job, and demonstrates the importance of the budgeting process. Using plain language and real-life examples, the authors provide a comprehensive and systematic approach to developing and monitoring the budget. It should be required for all nonprofit managers and boards.”—Irwin Nesoff, associate professor and director of the New Jersey Institute for Nonprofit and Social Work Management, Social Work Department, Kean University