By Richard S. Linzer, Anna O. Linzer
Many nonprofits depend upon traditional equipment of constructing and coping with money—from donations to funds reserves, endowments, and capital development campaigns—in hopes of securing monetary balance for the long run. but those got cash usually stay tantalizingly out of achieve for day by day operations; the stability sheet could glance solid, however the real funds on hand is frequently strangely low.
In order to accomplish their missions, nonprofits have to essentially switch the way in which they give thought to funds. Richard and Anna Linzer introduce a groundbreaking method of nonprofit monetary administration in response to money move and using credits that provides nonprofits the money they want, once they desire it whereas making sure the long term monetary health and wellbeing of the association. Their progressive and powerful monetary version is defined in transparent and comprehensible phrases for selection makers in either huge and small nonprofit organizations.
"The Linzers are revolutionaries within the nonprofit monetary global and leaders may still take notice!"
--Martha J. Perry, affiliate govt director, McCune Foundation
"A nice e-book for any board member of a nonprofit organization."
--Michael Schlesinger, legal professional, writer, lecturer, and commentator within the box of taxation
"Nonprofits now have a decision: clutter alongside from trouble to problem or keep on with the recommendation during this first-class, cutting edge book."
--Irene Y. Namkung, prior board president, the Western Arts Alliance, Northwest Folklife, and Oregon Potters' Guild
"It's heresy, however it works. the money circulation answer offers good steps to monetary sanity within the nonprofit boardroom."
--James A. Kolb, West Sound Academy
"From time to time a publication makes a lot experience you ask yourself why somebody didn't write it many years in the past. Richard and Anna Linzer's publication "The money circulation answer" is any such ebook. the foundations are as basic and rock-solid as they're leading edge. employing their feedback may possibly aid many stricken organisations continue to exist and thrive. extra importantly, the Linzers' perception may lead many nonprofits in coming nearer to fulfilling their capability to house the numerous wishes of our society."
--Mike Pedretti, inventive Director and President, circulate Theatre overseas
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The Cash Flow Solution: The Nonprofit Board Member's Guide to Financial Success by Richard S. Linzer, Anna O. Linzer