Getting the basics right
This section of Mango's Guide explains the basic techniques you need to handle money in an NGO on a day to day basis.
These are the four building blocks of financial management:
- Financial planning (ie budgeting)
- Keeping accounts
- Financial monitoring (ie reporting )
- Internal control (including procurement)
All these basics depend on programme staff and finance staff working together. Finance staff cannot do them on their own - managers have to be actively involved.
Mango has a very popular five day training course called FM1: Financial Management for NGOs: Getting the basics right, which covers these topics. View our calendar to see when we are next running it near you.
If you are working in an urgent emergency response, have a look at Financial Management for Emergencies, a survival guide for humanitarian programme managers