Budget Comparison Week 1 Discussion EssayOrder ID53563633773TypeEssayWriter LevelMastersStyleAPASources/References4Perfect Number of Pages to Order5-10 PagesDescription/Paper InstructionsWeek 1 -Discussion 1Budget ComparisonThere are multiple different types of budgets. Compare and contrast at least two (2) different types budgets highlighting organizational benefits. Which of the two types do you think is most beneficial or advantageous to organizations, and why or how? Your initial post should be at least 300 words credibly supported with one current (no more than 7 years old) scholarly source that you briefly cited and referenced in keeping with ethical scholarship. Use the recommended resource/ references provided by the professor.ResourcesReadings
Dropkin, M., Halpin, J., & LaTouche, B. (2007). The budget-building book for nonprofits (2nd ed.). Jossey-Bass.
Chapter 1: Why Budgets and Budgeting are Important to Nonprofits
Chapter 2: Understanding Basic Types of Nonprofit Budgets: Overview
Chapter 3: Key Board and Staff Roles and Responsibilities in Nonprofit Budgeting
Chapter 4: Establishing Budget Guidelines. Priorities, and Goals
Chapter 5: How different Sources and Types of Income can Affect Budgeting
Chapter 6: Strategies for Developing Organization-Wide Operating Budgets
2. Websites: Sperling (2015, February 20). President Obama’s 2016 budget: What does it mean for mental health? https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2015/President-Obama-s-2016-Budget-What-Does-It-Mean-f (Links to an external site.)The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2015). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration operating plan for FY2016. https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/fy2016-samhsa-operating-plan.pdf (Links to an external site.)Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/health-financing/implementation-mental-health-parity-addiction-equity-act (Links to an external site.)
Office of Budget (OB), (2017). HHS FY 2017 Budget in Brief. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/about/budget/fy2017/budget-in-brief/index.html (Links to an external site.) Office of Budget (OB), (2017). HHS FY 2018 Budget in Brief. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/about/budget/fy2018/budget-in-brief/index.html (Links to an external site.)
BoardSource, [BoardSource]. (2012, April 3). Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards – 6 of 10 – Ensure Adequate Financial Resources [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9w9myx-5xok (Links to an external site.)
BoardSource, [BoardSource]. (2012, April 5). Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards – 7 of 10 – Protect Assets and Provide Financial Oversight [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7NhRLNo6AEUProfessor GuidanceIntroduction to BudgetingIn your readings this week, Dropkin, Halpin, and LaTouche (2007) introduce basic budgeting principles and definitions. The authors answer questions such as: 1.) What is a budget?2.) Why are budgets important?3.) Who is responsible for managing budgets?4.) How do various types of income affect budgets?5.) What are the most effective strategies for creating budgets?I encourage you to pay particular attention to Chapter 1. This initial chapter, even though it appears fairly basic, is the framework you will need for the remainder of the course.The second chapter reviews and details the six most common types of budgets for mental health care organizations. (This information is also the focus of your first discussion question). These six types of budgets include:Organization-wide operating budgetsOperating budgets for individual programsCapital budgetsCash flow budgetsOpportunity budgetsZero-based budgetsChapter 6 in your readings this week discusses effective strategies for developing organization-wide operating budgets. Here, you are provided with specific suggestions to create well-planned and thoroughly researched budgets. Worksheets 6.1 – 6.4 assist with the “hands-on” approach to our learning experiences in the course.You have two short videos to view this week. Both provide introductory level information about the fiscal responsibilities of nonprofit board members. You also have several websites to examine this week, which provide relevant information for budgeting in mental health agencies. Because I had difficulty using the link provided by the University in the syllabus, I have provided a website below regarding mental health parity and laws pertaining to health insurance. Please take time to review the websites thoroughly.http://healthbeatblog.com/2011/01/is-achieving-mental-health-parity-a-pipe-dream/ (Links to an external site.)ReferencesDropkin, M., Halpin, J., & LaTouche, B. (2007). The budget-building book for nonprofits (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.Finally, please take a moment to introduce yourself to the CD that accompanies your text. Among other information, the CD contains Worksheet A.1 which is helpful for your first assignment. For your convenience, I have provided the worksheet below as well. Additional information regarding the assignment can be found in your syllabus.When you post, keep in mind the following (F.A.S.T.): For posts to be considered for credit, they need to meet these guidelines. Every assignment is an assessment of learning, and that includes discussions.The initial post for this discussion needs to be credibly supported by briefly cited (10-20 words) and referenced findings from current (no more than 7 years old) scholarly sources of research such as current peer-reviewed journal articles or current scholarly texts. Using a current/up-to-date ethical code is fine too. See also the University Academic Research policy for further detail on appropriate sources. (1) Focus substantively on our course topics. As all assignments are an assessment of your learning (including all posts), ask yourself for each post what you are demonstrating about what you are learning from the course readings and current scholarly research. (2) Academic integrity (ethical scholarship) is essential. All information taken from sources needs to be briefly cited and referenced even when paraphrased. Another important thing to keep in mind here is that this also involves the credible use of information from other sources. In other words, if you copy in bulk (cited and referenced or not), that can bring into question the integrity of your information. Your task is never to copy in bulk from others. In shorter assignments such as the assignments we have in this course, that means we typically would not want to use block quotes (quotes of 40 words or more) or quote-heavy writing otherwise. (3) Sources must be current credible sources of scholarly authority. The focus of sources used must be on current credible scholarly findings. Look at the questions in each assignment. You will notice there are no actual history questions in this course. Though you are asked in some situations to consider some older sources as a part of some assignments, the focus must be on current applications, etc. Our focus is on current research, practices, and applications. So, it is essential we actually focus on what we know currently from current credible scholarly sources.(4) Timely responses are expected. As a friendly reminder, all initial posts are due Thursday of the learning week and all responses to peers are due on Monday (the last day of the learning week) of the learning week. That is the case each week.RUBRICQUALITY OF RESPONSENO RESPONSEPOOR / UNSATISFACTORYSATISFACTORYGOODEXCELLENTContent (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points)Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper.20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking.30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking.40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete.50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing.Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points).Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper.5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper.10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources.15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources.20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment.Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points)Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper.5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage.20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free.Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points)Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper.3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever.5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment.10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.GET THIS PROJECT NOW BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK TO PLACE THE ORDER CLICK ON THE LINK HERE: https://homeworkkings.com/orderAlso, you can place the order at www.homeworkkings.com/order / www.homeworkkings.com/orderDo You Have Any Other Essay/Assignment/Class Project/Homework Related to this? Click Here Now [CLICK ME] and Have It Done by Our PhD Qualified Writers!!
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