Linking Mission to Money, Allen J. Proctor's second edition of his first book, helps volunteer board members positively impact an organization's mission by achieving financial goals.
Allen says "the benefit and the liability of being a board member lies with each member of the board. This book is intended to help volunteers satisfy their commitment by explaining finance as the core of a holistic approach to fulfilling board responsibility."
Written specifically for non-financial experts, Linking Mission to Money uses conversational style and short, digestible chapters discussing planning, priorities and sustaining mission through adversity.
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Introduction to the Second Edition
Section I: Planning and Priorities
1 Board Financial Oversight
2 The Primary Task Is to Sustain the Mission
3 Planning: Linking Mission to Money®
Section II: Building a Mission-Focused Budget
4 Budgeting: Implementing A Nonprofit’s Plan and Mission
5 Reviewing Priorities
6 Five Features of an Effective Budget
7 When Is A Budget "Conservative"?
8 Profit-making by Nonprofits
9 An Example of a Budget Approach for a Strategically Focused Board
Section III: Leading a Mission-Focused Board
10 Organizing the Board
11 Board Meetings: Focusing on Mission Achievement
12 Financial Reports: Linking Mission to Money®
13 Identifying Problems Without Micromanaging
14 Conducting a Meaningful Annual Check-up
15 Fundamentals of Financial Statements
Section IV: Sustaining Mission: Linking Mission to Money®
16 Tools for Sustainability
17 Cutting Back Strategically
18 Cutting Back Expeditiously
Section V: Communication
19 Informing a Nonprofit's Constituencies
Appendix: DO-IT-NOW ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS