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Annual budgets

These notes are to serve as guides for creating annual budgets for Red Mountain Makers

Budgets and financial forecasts. Creating them strikes fear into the hearts of the uninitiated. They are dreaded by those that do. But they are essential for figuring out how much money a group needs to operate effectively, and for reducing risk in an organization operations.


Budget purpose

To forecast and plan for annual expenses

Target dates

2016 - finance committee reviewing and revising the 2016 forecast (part of the 3-year business plan - 2015 - 2017) in December. 2017 - Goal - review and revise that plan July/August for presentation at the September bi-annual general meeting (to allow for membership approval, and any input and revision)

Lab funds

Long-term financial planning