Budgeting Essentials

Who Should Attend

  • Project managers and programme managers,
  • Department heads and Executive Directors
  • Consultants who carry out assignments for NGOs

Programme Description

The purpose of this program is to build the confidence and budgeting skills of NGO staff by providing an overview regarding the application of the concept of Budgeting as well as describe the role of the budget in determining the economic -framework. In addition alternative types of budgets will be discussed in relation to the key factors which need to be considered when considering cash flows, expenditure and providing an analysis in general.

Programme Outcomes

On completion of this programme learners should be able to:

  • Apply the concept of budgeting
  • Identify key factors when analyzing a budget
  • Prepare a summary report interpreting a budget
  • Conduct basic calculations to provide meaning to cash flows and expenditure
  • Participate and make recommendations in budgetary discussions


  • The budget concept
  • Key Factors in a Budget
  • Different Formats of a Budget
  • Cash Flow and Efficient Utilisation of Capital
  • Overview and Summary of Budgets