Operating Budget

Help Sunnyside United Methodist Church Free Store put together a detailed operating budget covering at least one full fiscal year and provide expert advice on managing cash flow.
Sunnyside United Methodist Church Free Store
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
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Sunnyside United Methodist Church Free Store
Kalamazoo, MI, USA


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Posted March 2nd

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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 have been gifted with a few grants. We have a budget but really need assistance keeping grant dollars separate from the churches general operating funds while also keeping track of the grant use. We are currently using Breeze to track our donations but manually enter our donations into the Quick books program. All expenses are tracked in Quick books.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an annual budget, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have myself, ready to help develop and implement, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $9,114 , allowing us to expand our freestore services to our community and continue our work at eliminating racist elements of church worship and make our worship opportunities welcoming to all.

We are unusual in our area as we are a United Methodist Church dedicated to helping eliminate racisms. WE have received a local ( Stryker-Johnson) grant for $250,000 for our anti-racisms program lead by our Black Pastor of Worship and Justice. We are currently running a free store, and empowerment program for young women of color in our community. We also had a reading program for children but that is currently o hold because of Covid-19

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 & 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 & 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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