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Saving money in nonprofit organizations : more than 100 money-saving ideas, tips, and strategies for reducing expenses without cutting your budget
Dabel, Gregory J., 1950-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [1998]

Physical Description:
xii, 115 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
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A very practical, walk-away-with-dozens-of-new-ideas book for nonprofit managers who face the constant challenge of increasing income and reducing expenses. The author not only encourages good fiscal management, he motivates the reader and provides a road map for saving a lot of money.
--John Pearson, CEO, Christian Management Association

A straightforward, no-nonsense guide to streamlining expenses without sacrificing valuable programs and services.

Even in a good national economy, nonprofit organizations can have tight financial constraints. And since most nonprofits are already operating close to the fiscal balance line, they feel the financial pinch sooner and more acutely than business or government when the economy takes a downward spin.

This nuts-and-bolts resource will help you find ways to:

--Effectively balance your budget

--Minimize spending through thirty general money-saving principles and opportunities

--Maximize your organization's various assets

--Save money on personnel costs without firing anyone

--Reduce office equipment and supply costs

--Negotiate the best possible price with vendors--Develop long- and short-term strategies for expense reduction

--Create an action plan as well as a cost-saving team

The money-saving tips that Gregory Dabel presents in this useful guide will benefit even those organizations whose revenues are thriving. Saving Money in Nonprofit Organizations is for professionals who are ready to take action and improve their financial bottom lines.

Author Notes

GREGORY J. DABEL is head of the nonprofit consulting firm Stewardship Services. He frequently presents at workshops and conferences across the country sponsored by The National Alliance for Nonprofit Management (formerly known as Support Centers of America), the Christian Management Association, and others. Dabel is also an international correspondent for WORLD magazine and a columnist for the Sonoma West Times & News.

Table of Contents

How Your Nonprofit Can Start Saving Money
1 Balancing the Budget Does Not Have to be a Gut-Wrenching Experience
2 Thirty General Money-Saving Principles and Opportunities
3 Preventive Medicine--Avoiding the Really Big Expenses
4 Maximizing Your Organization's Assets
Money-Finding and Money-Saving Ideas You Can Use Today
5 Saving Money on Personnel Costs Without Firing Anyone
6 Mandatory Employee Benefits, Costs, and Payroll Taxes
7 Optional Employer-Provided Benefits
8 Office Space and Other Occupancy Costs
9 Equipment That Can Stretch Those Dollars
10 Traveling on a Nonprofit Budget
11 Insurance Doesn't Have to Be at a Premium
12 Consulting and Professional Services on a Tight Budget
13 Communications--Making Talk Cheap
14 Miscellaneous Line Items--More Dollars in Your Pocket
How to Get Everyone to Save Money
15 Removing Obstacles to Reducing Expenses
16 Making a Plan of Action and Starting to Save Money
17 Creating a Cost-Saving Team