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Nonprofit Financial Management: A Practical Guide

ISBN: 978-1-118-08861-6
256 pages
May 2011
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A timely, practical, and concise handbook of best practices for nonprofit financial management

In 2010 an estimated 325,000 charities, membership groups, and trade associations?with small nonprofits disproportionately represented?stand to lose their tax exemptions for failure to comply with financial management requirements. Nonprofit Financial Management: A Practical Guide is a timely, functional, and concise handbook of best practices for nonprofit organizations of every size.

  • Addresses federal reporting requirements and discusses methods to decrease expenses, ensure accounting control, increase revenues through professional cash management, and understand budget statements
  • Explains how to read financial statements and analyze a nonprofit's financial condition by using the most recent IRS 990 reporting form
  • Covers the full range of financial-management topics, including accounting, internal controls, auditing, evaluating financial condition, budgeting, cash management and banking, purchasing and contracting, borrowing and risk management

Written in an easy-to-read style, with more than 100 exhibits, this book is essential for every nonprofit financial manager.

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Table of Contents

Who this Book Is For.


Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Account for Transactions.

Chapter 3 Create the Internal Control System.

Chapter 4 Manage the Audit.

Chapter 5 Evaluate Financial Condition.

Chapter 6 Prepare and Manage the Budget.

Chapter 7 Manage Cash Flow.

Chapter 8 Purchase Goods.

Chapter 9 Contract to Provide a Service.

Chapter 10: Manage Capital Assets and the Inventory.

Chapter 11 Invest Funds.

Chapter 12 Manage Banking Relations.

Chapter 13 Borrow Funds.

Chapter 14 Manage Risks.



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Author Information

Charles K. Coe is a Professor in the Department of Public Administration at North Carolina State University, teaching courses on budgeting and financial management. He is the author of over fifteen handbooks for management of state and local government, including Public Financial Management and Purchasing and Materials Management Handbook.
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