Resources on CIL Financial Management

The following list of resources is provided to supplement the trainings, publications and other resources on Financial Management contained on this website.

Financial Management and Related Policies - Policy Development Resources

Risk Management

Codes of Conduct and Corporate Compliance

Board Roles and Responsibilities


Public Policies

Books on Financial Management

  1. Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Policies and Practices. John Zietlow, Jo Ann Hankin & Alan G. Seidner; John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, New Jersey; 2007. Experienced financial professionals offer helpful advice in this comprehensive guide on managing financial resources, establishing and revising financial policies, accounting, budgets, financial reports, investing for the short and long-term, and controlling and managing risk. Case studies, checklists, tables and sample policies are included.
  2. The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards (2nd Edition). Murray Dropkin & Bill LaTouche; Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA; 2007. A budgeting tool kit designed to give nonprofits everything they need to prepare, approve and implement budgets. Provides a simple, systematic method to create, maintain, and track budgets using examples, worksheets, schedules, and hands-on tools.
  3. Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2020: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Not-for-Profit Organizations. Richard L. Larkin & Marie DiTommaso; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, New Jersey. This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide describes accounting and financial reporting principles and issues, reviews accounting literature, and provides many examples and illustrations. A thorough disclosure checklist for financial statement preparers is included.
  4. Bookkeeping for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide to Nonprofit Accounting. Murray Dropkin & James Halpin; Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA; 2005. This hands-on guide provides a step-by-step primer for bookkeepers or treasurers new to non-profit accounting. Describes actual entries and the reasoning behind them, basic accrual accounting, budgets, reports, cash forecasts, and tax returns.
  5. Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy (2nd Edition). Warren Ruppel; John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: Hoboken: New Jersey; 2007. The republished second edition of this book covers accounting fundamentals including financial statements, financial accounting and reporting standards. Rules, principles and practices of accounting are explained using easy to understand tables, exhibits, and charts.
  6. Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers. Thomas A. McLaughlin; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: New York; 2016. This book provides accessible information on how to read, interpret and implement financial data to make management decisions. Resources include a CD with examples, templates for financial reports, checklists, documents, tables and checklists.
  7. Saving Money in Nonprofit Organizations. Gregory Dabel; Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.; 1998. Describes how to effectively balance the budget and minimize spending using thirty money-saving principles for maximizing assets, saving money on personnel, reducing office equipment costs, negotiating the best price, decreasing travel/insurance/tax expenses, developing strategies for expense reduction, creating an action plan and developing a cost-saving team.