How to create your new nonprofit’s first budget

When your nonprofit is new, a budget is a critical tool to help you manage both your organization and your finances as it grows. A budget combined with a fundraising plan can help you make sure there’s always money to pay for the things you need to operate your programs. Without a budget, you

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It’s Budget Season. Are You Accounting for the Right Things?

By Jay Wilkinson, Firespring CEO   The Overhead Myth: The idea that you can reasonably evaluate a nonprofit’s performance and trustworthiness by only looking at how much they spend (or don’t spend) on overhead, including operating costs, administrative expenses and technology costs. No doubt you’ve heard about this, and like many good nonprofit leaders, have30

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