Cash Flow Toolkit

Part of the Wallace Foundation’s StrongNonprofits Toolkit series. Among the offerings is an article from the fall 2017 edition of Nonprofit Quarterly by Hilda Polanco and John Summers that covers the “whats and whens” of cash flow management for nonprofit organizations. You’ll also find a spreadsheet template that can “help you translate your operating budget into a detailed cash flow projection, including expense details over the course of a fiscal year.” (Below, you’ll find a video that explains how to use it.)

“Nonprofit Financial Management: How to Create Cash Flow Projections,” Wallace Foundation. May 21, 2021.

There’s also a simplified version of the template available.

Visit the resource collection. Read the article. Then download the template. (Or the basic version.)