Operating Budget

Help BlackOUT Collective put together a detailed operating budget covering at least one full fiscal year and provide expert advice on managing cash flow.
BlackOUT Collective
Emeryville, CA, USA
Civil Rights

Posted May 16th

Project Details

What We Need
  • A detailed Operating Budget covering at least one full fiscal year
  • Expert advice on how to reconcile actual expenses with budgeted expenses
Additional Details

We are a small non profitlooking for help setting up a new budgeting process and interested in learning new systems

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have A budget and cash flow doc but bad reconciliation practices., which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have Tons of info and time, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $9,114 , allowing us to Spend the time and resources on direct programming and trainings of community

We are wanting to strengthen our systems and get ready for new transitions that are happening in the org.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with materials currently being used for financial planning, such as the current operating budget or chart of accounts, and current financial statements
  • Volunteer Manager also provides any additional materials that will affect budgeting, such as a fundraising plan, earned income plan, or business plan
Milestone 1: Information Gathering and Outline
  • Professional does additional due diligence to address any questions or issues
  • Professional creates a detailed outline for the budget, to be shared with Volunteer Manager for feedback
Milestone 2: Budget Creation
  • Professional creates budget and shares it with the Volunteer Manager for feedback
  • Professional incorporates any feedback into the model for final draft version
Milestone 3: Explanation and Training
  • Professional delivers the budget, alongside a detailed written or verbal explanation of how the budget should be utilized and modified in the future
  • Professional provides advice on how to record and reconcile actual expenses against the budget
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About The Org

Our Mission

BlackOUT Collective is a radical full service direct action organization. We build organizations' capacity to execute creative and effective direct actions in service of their organizing and advocacy work. We do this through providing personalized direct action trainings and on the ground action support. We see ourselves as a "Liberation Lab"- a container for experimentation, deep space visioning and learning.

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