Budgeting for Sustainability
Many non-profit organisations face an annual funding crisis.
This is often focused on core costs. These costs, also known
as operational costs, include – amongst others – salaries,
rent, utilities (water and electricity), communications and
marketing, databases and information management, supplies
and insurance. Some organisations have significant funding
for their programmes and projects, but they have to retrench
staff or move to smaller offices because they have not raised
money for the basic resource requirements that enable
an organisation to run efficiently.