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Society Budgeting Toolkit
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
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This toolkit provides
guidelines on how to go about developing and monitoring a budget. It will
help you with an overall organisational budget as well as with a budget
for a specific project. The toolkit includes tools for estimating costs
as well as tips for ensuring that your budgets meet the needs of your
project or organisation.
Why have a
toolkit on budgeting?
is the key to financial management. The toolkit will help you plan, develop
and use budgets effectively in your organisation. If you have a sound
understanding of the principles of budgeting, you will be well on the
way to sound financial management. If you use this toolkit in conjunction
with other toolkits, as indicated, you will increase the capacity of your
organisation to manage its finances effectively. You will also increase
its ability to survive through foresight and planning.
use this toolkit?
is aimed specifically at people who have had little or no experience with
budgeting. Perhaps you have not been involved in running an organisation,
project or department before. Or perhaps you have not been involved in
the financial management side of the work before. Now you are faced with
the task of developing a budget, or budgets, and you are not quite sure
where to start. If you are in a situation like this, then this toolkit
will be useful for you.
this toolkit be useful?
- After you have
done the strategic planning for your organisation, and your action planning
(see toolkits on planning) and you need to know how much money you will
require in order to do what you have planned.
- When you need to
work out how much it will cost to run a particular project or department.
- When you want to
ask a donor to support a particular aspect of your work.
CIVICUS would like
to acknowledge the following as invaluable resources in the preparation
of this toolkit:
- Manji, Firoze Proposals
that make a Difference, Oxford learning Space, CD-ROM
- Olive Publications
Planning for Implementation, Olive 2001
- Shapiro, Janet
Financial Management for Self-reliance, Olive 1995
- In addition, the
following may be a useful resource for you:
- Cammack, John Financial
Management for Development, INTRAC 1999
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