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Cash Flow

Once you have completed your annual budget process, these tools can help your team translate your newly minted operating budget into a detailed cash flow projection over the course of a fiscal year.​

Understanding Your Finances


​​​​Do you understand the implications of your revenue and expense models on your cash flow? Are you prepared for potential challenges with best-practice solutions for cash flow management?

This article in Nonprofit Quarterly by FMA's Hilda Polanco and John Summers looks at how a variety of business models impact cash flow and addresses the “almost inevitable occasions” that inflows don’t match outflows.​

Cash Flow Projections

This template can help you translate your operating budget into a detailed cash flow projection, including expense details over the course of a fiscal year. Download the template and watch the video for guidance on how to use it. ​

 Step-By-Step Video Guidance

“Basic” Cash Flow Projections Template

​​This simplified version of the cash flow projections template allows users to compare detailed revenue projections to high-level expense estimates on a monthly basis, identifying potential cash shortfalls up to 12 months in advance.​​​

Next Steps: Operations

Once you have built your budget and cash flow projections, use the resources to ensure that your Operations​ are set up to manage and report on your finances year-round.