Saving Money in Nonprofit Organizations: More than 100 Money-Saving Ideas, Tips, and Strategies for Reducing Expenses Without Cutting Your Budget

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A very practical, walk-away-with-dozens-of-new-ideas book fornonprofit managers who face the constant challenge of increasingincome and reducing expenses. The author not only encourages goodfiscal management, he motivates the reader and provides a road mapfor saving a lot of money.
—John Pearson, CEO, Christian Management Association

A straightforward, no-nonsense guide to streamlining expenseswithout ...

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Overview

A very practical, walk-away-with-dozens-of-new-ideas book fornonprofit managers who face the constant challenge of increasingincome and reducing expenses. The author not only encourages goodfiscal management, he motivates the reader and provides a road mapfor saving a lot of money.
—John Pearson, CEO, Christian Management Association

A straightforward, no-nonsense guide to streamlining expenseswithout sacrificing valuable programs and services.

Even in a good national economy, nonprofit organizations can havetight financial constraints. And since most nonprofits are alreadyoperating close to the fiscal balance line, they feel the financialpinch sooner and more acutely than business or government when theeconomy takes a downward spin.

This nuts-and-bolts resource will help you find ways to:

—Effectively balance your budget

—Minimize spending through thirty general money-saving principlesand opportunities

—Maximize your organization's various assets

—Save money on personnel costs without firing anyone

—Reduce office equipment and supply costs

—Negotiate the best possible price with vendors—Develop long- andshort-term strategies for expense reduction

—Create an action plan as well as a cost-saving team

The money-saving tips that Gregory Dabel presents in this usefulguide will benefit even those organizations whose revenues arethriving. Saving Money in Nonprofit Organizations is forprofessionals who are ready to take action and improve theirfinancial bottom lines.

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"A very practical, walk-away-with-dozens-of-new-ideas book fornonprofit managers who face the constant challenge of increasingincome and reducing expenses. The author not only encourages goodfiscal management, he motivates the reader and provides a road mapfor saving a lot of money." (John Pearson, CEO, ChristianManagement Association)

"You have heard of authors and publishers guaranteeing their books.How about a guarantee from a disinterested third party like me? Ifyou can't find enough good ideas in this book to save its purchaseprice many times over, I will personally send you a check to refundwhat you spent. Greg Dabel's book is that practical." (Joel Belz,publisher, WORLD magazine)

"This is a superb book for the 1990s when money to run nonprofitsis harder to come by. I heartily recommAnd the book. This book isan investment that will pay for itself almost immediately and willkeep on saving money if its principles are put into action." (BillLyon, executive director, Match-Two Prisoner Outreach)

"Saving Money in Nonprofit Organizations is an excellent practicalresource for small -and mid-sized nonprofit organizations. GregDabel's book will be used over and over by nonprofit managers."(Elizabeth Schaffer, staff consultant, Support Center for NonprofitManagement)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787945152
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/30/1998
  • Series: NonProfit and Public Management Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 115
  • Product dimensions: 0.27 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Meet the Author

GREGORY J. DABEL is head of the nonprofit consulting firmStewardship Services. He frequently presents at workshops andconferences across the country sponsored by The National Alliancefor Nonprofit Management (formerly known as Support Centers ofAmerica), the Christian Management Association, and others. Dabelis also an international correspondent for WORLD magazine and acolumnist for the Sonoma West Times & News.

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Table of Contents

HOW YOUR NONPROFIT CAN START SAVING MONEY.

1. Balancing the Budget Does Not Have to be a Gut-WrenchingExperience.

2. Thirty General Money-Saving Principles and Opportunities.

3. Preventive Medicine—Avoiding the Really Big Expenses.

4. Maximizing Your Organization's Assets.

MONEY-FINDING AND MONEY-SAVING IDEAS YOU CAN USE TODAY.

5. Saving Money on Personnel Costs Without Firing Anyone.

6. Mandatory Employee Benefits, Costs, and Payroll Taxes.

7. Optional Employer-Provided Benefits.

8. Office Space and Other Occupancy Costs.

9. Equipment That Can Stretch Those Dollars.

10. Traveling on a Nonprofit Budget.

11. Insurance Doesn't Have to Be at a Premium.

12. Consulting and Professional Services on a Tight Budget.

13. Communications—Making Talk Cheap.

14. Miscellaneous Line Items—More Dollars in Your Pocket.

HOW TO GET EVERYONE TO SAVE MONEY.

15. Removing Obstacles to Reducing Expenses.

16. Making a Plan of Action and Starting to Save Money.

17. Creating a Cost-Saving Team.

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