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Nonprofit organizations -- Management, Nonprofit organizations -- Study and teaching, Nonprofit organizations -- Budget

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5 pages


This month’s theme is Evidence‐Based Budgeting!

Whether you’re a newly‐minted nonprofit employee or a seasoned executive director, chances are good that you are impacted by your organization’s budget process. And if you’re like many nonprofit professionals, you might now be in the midst of building a program or organizational budget for your upcoming fiscal year. While there is no universally right or wrong way to write a budget, you can save yourself some headaches later by using good data and information to inform your planning.

This month, we explore the role of data in budget planning! Let the resources and insights we share in The Nonprofit Nerd inspire you to get your nerd on and find innovative ways to make research and data work for you and your nonprofit!


The Nonprofit Institute (NPI) is a collaboration with community stakeholders and representatives from PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, College of the Arts, the School of Business’ Impact Entrepreneurs program, and the School of Social Work’s Center to Advance Racial Equity.

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The Nonprofit Institute at Portland State University