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.
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This tool provides a"straight to the point" means of identifying the strengths and weaknesses of BC implementing partners. It offers ideas and suggestions to help supervisors assess partner capacity in a systematic manner.
This simple checklist will help you conduct a “straight to the point” assessment of behavior change activities, focusing on issues like facilitation, language, and participant engagement.
This "straight to the point" evaluation looks at the communicative aspects listed on the checklist and rates the material in question on each of the aspects.
Organizations and groups can use this tool to guide a group activity with members of the community they work with in order to identify the major barriers to adopting a specific healthier behavior and to prioritize which barriers should be addressed first.
This tool leads an organization or group step-by-step through the process of creating a workplan—from setting goals and objectives, to choosing activities, to planning timing and assigning responsibility—and includes a workplan template.
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.