The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards

by Murray Dropkin, Jim Halpin, and others. Wiley Publishing, 2007.

This workbook provides a comprehensive and systematic approach to budgeting, ranging from the basics to sound strategies and processes.


CMS Budget Builder with spreadsheets, budget worksheets, checklists, policies and procedures, sample budgets, tools to analyze reports

Best For

leaders and boards of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Create your annual operating budget by reading Part 2 and using the CMS Budget Builder software.
  • Gain confidence making budget cuts and prioritizing organizational goals by reading budget strategies and modifying budgets.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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