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The Cash Flow Solution: The Nonprofit Board Member's Guide by Richard S. Linzer, Anna O. Linzer

By Richard S. Linzer, Anna O. Linzer

Many nonprofits depend upon traditional tools of creating and coping with money—from donations to money reserves, endowments, and capital construction campaigns—in hopes of securing monetary balance for the longer term. but those got cash frequently stay tantalizingly out of achieve for daily operations; the stability sheet may well glance reliable, however the genuine funds to be had is frequently strangely low.

In order to accomplish their missions, nonprofits have to essentially swap the best way they give thought to cash. Richard and Anna Linzer introduce a groundbreaking method of nonprofit monetary administration in keeping with funds stream and using credits that offers nonprofits the money they wish, after they desire it whereas making sure the long term monetary healthiness of the association. Their progressive and potent monetary version is defined in transparent and comprehensible phrases for determination makers in either huge and small nonprofit organizations.

"The Linzers are revolutionaries within the nonprofit monetary international and leaders should still take notice!"
--Martha J. Perry, affiliate government director, McCune Foundation

"A nice publication for any board member of a nonprofit organization."
--Michael Schlesinger, legal professional, writer, lecturer, and commentator within the box of taxation

"Nonprofits now have a decision: clutter alongside from main issue to concern or keep on with the recommendation during this very good, cutting edge book."
--Irene Y. Namkung, previous board president, the Western Arts Alliance, Northwest Folklife, and Oregon Potters' Guild

"It's heresy, however it works. the money movement resolution offers sturdy steps to monetary sanity within the nonprofit boardroom."
--James A. Kolb, West Sound Academy

"From time to time a ebook makes a lot experience you ask yourself why somebody didn't write it decades in the past. Richard and Anna Linzer's booklet "The money movement resolution" is this type of e-book. the foundations are as basic and rock-solid as they're leading edge. using their feedback might aid many corporations live to tell the tale and thrive. extra importantly, the Linzers' perception may lead many nonprofits in coming nearer to fulfilling their power to accommodate the numerous wishes of our society."

--Mike Pedretti, creative Director and President, circulate Theatre overseas

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In spanning the two states of preparation and adaptation, forecasting comes into play. Forecasting provides an opportunity to imagine the future as a form of preparation. It also creates the basis for adaptation, or modifying your approach to fit new or changing circumstances. By projecting cash flow into the future an organization can forecast its intent in a concrete manner. Forecasts create a sense of the direction the organization is heading. A cash flow forecast is an organizational strategy expressed in numbers.

To increase our chances of reaching our mark, we will be using more part-time helpers for the auction this year, and we will be placing emphasis on obtaining more items and greater attendance at the event. 3. Gifts. We differentiate between donations, which are contributions made as a result of direct solicitation through telemarketing or as income from our annual auction, and gifts, which are contributions that come directly from friends or associates of the organization. qxd 9/27/06 10:58 AM Page 23 All About Footnotes Most of our gifts come from planned giving.

N o v. Ja n . Ma r. Ma y Ju l y Sep . N o v. Jan . M a r. Ma y July Sep . No v . J a n . M a r. qxd 9/27/06 34 10:59 AM Page 34 THE CASH FLOW SOLUTION budget. 7 It is useful to note that the small private school was able to meet its seven-year projections during a period that was remarkably turbulent for the economy and many nonprofit organizations. By using cash flow as a basic budgetary instrument and the Cash Flow Forecaster as a source of guidance, the institution kept itself in good shape.

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