Operating Budget

Help Helen L. Fox Gospel Music Center put together a detailed operating budget covering at least one full fiscal year and provide expert advice on managing cash flow.
Helen L. Fox Gospel Music Center
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
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Helen L. Fox Gospel Music Center
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

Looking for guidance and advice on developing an operating budget.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have information in Quickbooks that gives history of spending., which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a bookkeeper who can help provide information., and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $9,114 , allowing us to help us ensure a secure financial future.

It will help up provide sound and concise financial information when applying for grants.

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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About The Org

Helen L. Fox Gospel Music Center
Our Mission

We are a not for profit community service organization focused on providing music education to urban and underserved youth as a pathway for success and excellence in all areas of life.

What We Do


* In person and virtual Individual and group music instruction.
* Currently we teach Violin/Viola, Piano, and Cello/Bass.
* Affordable instrument access.
* Practice facility.
* Access to scholarships.

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