Believing that an accurate and systematic method of constructing a budget is imperative for nonprofits, the authors combine their business, software, and financial consulting experience in this thorough and comprehensive workbook. The workbook has three parts: 1) the basics of budgets, 2) guidelines for constructing a budget, and 3) additional resources. Specific topics include the different types of budgets, the role of various leaders in the budget process, creating a timeline for completing a budget, determining budget policies and procedures, leading budget team meetings, and presenting the budget to appropriate leaders and others. The printed book version (not the e-book) includes a CD-ROM with spreadsheets, worksheets, and applicable software, tools that are designed to aid readers as they construct budgets. Both experienced and inexperienced congregational budget builders will learn something new from this workbook - whether gleaning helpful gems or gaining a thorough understanding of the budget process.
Reviewed by Janet Hoover