Straight to the Point - Budgeting Basics
Systems Strengthening
January 2013
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Straight to the Point: Budgeting Basics

This Straight to the Point capacity building tool introduces the concept of budgeting to community-based organizations with limited resources and financial management experience, and leads them through the process of creating a simple budget. Taking into consideration implementers’ limited time and human and financial resources, the tools in Pathfinder’s Straight to the Point Series provide clear, concise guidance on a variety of issues related to organizational management and program design, implementation, and assessment. The Straight to the Point tools do not replace extensive, in-depth evaluations and guidance, but rather offer an easier, more direct way of improving programs and launching new activities.

More In This Series

June 2013

Straight to the Point: Assessing Basic Accounting Practices (Multiple Languages)

This Straight to the Point capacity building tool offers a brief introduction to a few essential accounting practices and provides a checklist to help organizations assess whether they are meeting these fundamental requirements.

August 2013

Orçamento Básico

Tomando em consideração os limites de tempo e recursos dos implementadores, as ferramentas da série Directo ao Ponto oferecem-lhe uma orientação clara e concisa sobre uma série de questões relacionadas com o design, implementação e avaliação de programas.

August 2013

Straight to the Point Capacity Building Tools

Taking into consideration implementers limited time and resources, the tools in Pathfinder's "Straight to the Point" Series provide clear, concise guidance on a variety of issues related to program design, implementation, and evaluation.

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