What does your organization want to accomplish? Whether your goal is to combat deforestation or to provide sustainable livelihoods, your team needs to know which financial resources are available to them. In other words, your team needs an accurate and effective operating budget.
This course introduces the fundamental skills that you will need to prepare an operating budget for a nonprofit organization or social enterprise. You will learn about the different types of budgets, explore operational budget components, compare different processes for generating financial estimates, and design inclusive processes to develop an operational budget with your team.
Module 1: Introduction to Budgeting
Understand the language and basic concepts of budgeting
Module 2: Types of Budgets
Compare the different types of budgets and decide which formats will be most useful for your organization
Module 3: Budgeting Methods
Choose the budgeting method most effective for your programs
Module 4: Budgeting Processes
Design a budgeting process for your organization