10 Steps to Creating a Nonprofit Budget

Written by BDO’s Gillian Gorra and IFF’s Vickie Lakes-Battle, this list from September 2020 presents a step-by-step process for creating and presenting a budget for your nonprofit.

10 Steps

  • Create a calendar.
  • Confirm your goals.
  • Provide data.
  • Pick a template.
  • Draft the budget.
  • Identify gaps and negotiate solutions.
  • Check for your values.
  • Create contingency plans.
  • Present the budget to your board.
  • Debrief

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