Budget Development

A sound budget provides the framework for informed strategic decision making.

Organizations seeking to thrive understand the importance of developing a budgeting process and annual operating budget.

To develop a budget customized to your organization, FMA will:

  • Develop a budget template incorporating the organization’s expense structure, revenue mix, programs and other significant activities, and allocation methodology
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to estimate revenues based on projected volumes, past funding allocations, or new expected revenue streams
  • Facilitate process to develop expense budgets, including:
    • Staff salary increase percentages
    • Fringe benefit rates
    • Direct program expenses
    • Overhead calculations


“Our work with FMA helped us clarify our financial reporting lines of responsibility, empowered our program directors to become fully engaged in our budgeting process, and, as a result, greatly improved our financial reporting systems and strategic decision making capability.”

– Celena Roldan, Executive Director, Erie Neighborhood House

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Andrew Schwalm

Manager, Marketing and Communications