Building A Better Budget

Mark Apodaca, PRP

“Building A Better Budget” by Mark Apodaca, PRP

A nonprofit organization’s budget is a planning tool and a guide that can help plan the organization’s future.  It reflects an organization’s mission, vision, goals, programs, financial forecast, and short-term and long-term strategic plans. With a budget, the board and staff are able to compare the proposed revenues, expenses, and cash flow with the actuals.  This workshop explains the budgeting process and illustrates financial reports comparing the budget with the actuals. 

 Mark Apodaca, MBA, PRP, who has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and New Mexico State Association of Parliamentarians since 2015 and became a Registered Parliamentarian in 2018 and has been serving as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian since 2019. He is also the Treasurer of NMSAP and the Land of Enchantment of Parliamentary Unit. He is the first deaf person to earn the PRP credential in NAP’s history and has served as a parliamentarian to local, state, national, and international organizations. In addition, he provides board governance and finance training and parliamentary law and procedure workshops.