Operating Budget

for  Open Briefing
Penzance TR18 4FG, United Kingdom
Posted by
Chris A.

Executive director

Posted Date
Sep 9, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
Impact statement
This project will save us $9,114 , allowing us to a clear overview of our budget.

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
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an incomplete operating budget, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have chart of accounts, financial statements, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We have recently experienced significantly increased income from grants and fees for services and need an easy to understand and update operating budget.

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

Open Briefing is the only organisation working worldwide to provide professional and appropriate holistic security and duty of care support to at-risk civil society organisations and activists in repressive and violent environments.

What We Do

Our international team provides high-impact mentoring, capacity-building and technical assistance across safety and security, digital security and wellbeing and resilience.

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