Standing Beside Alaska's Non-Profits

Nonprofit Finance

Budgeting for Nonprofits

October 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you think your organization is either too complex or too simple to create a usable budget?  Do you wonder what the budget process should entail? Regardless of the size of your organization, creating a budget is an essential step in meeting your goals and accomplishing your mission. Budgeting is a process of targeting available resources and measuring performance against your strategic plan. A properly prepared budget allows an organization to react in real time to the internal and external environment and to ensure continued success. In this course you will learn:

  • How all aspects of sustainability play a role in budget planning
  • How to use your budget to measure success and make adjustments when you get off track
  • How roles differ between board and staff in budget creation, implementation and evaluation
  • How to gather key tools for creating your operating budget

When you have completed this class, you will better understand the budget process and have the tools you need to create and improve your organization's budget.

Food Bank
725-26th Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Chellie Skoog   Vice President of Programs
Chellie has over 20 years of management and accounting experience. Originally from Minnesota, she entered the nonprofit arena and Alaska simultaneously in 2001. Since that time, she has worked with nonprofit organizations ranging in size from 4 to 400+ employees. Her career includes experience in volunteer management, fundraising and project management. She is a recent graduate of the 2014 cohort of Leadership Anchorage and the 2015 cohort of the Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence Program. She is an active member of her community recently leading initiatives to build the Seward Community Playground, to launch the Seward Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, and to raise funds to construct the Seward Community Library Museum.

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