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ISBN: 978-0-87101-498-6. 2016. Item #4986. 322 pages.
Above the Bottom Line: Financial Management in Human Services provides a guide for social work students and practitioners who must manage finances of human services programs and organizations. This book is appropriate for social work students and practitioners making the transition from social work practice into administration. Within a broad "enterprise perspective" encompassing human services in public, nonprofit, and for-profit settings, the book addresses the need for a greater understanding of financial accounting, budgeting, and financial analysis to support all forms of human services delivery.
About the Author
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Rise of Enterprise in Human Services
Chapter 3: Human Services Enterprise: Current Trends
Chapter 4: Income and Human Capital
Chapter 5: Statements: Accounting for Human Services
Chapter 6: Plans: Budgeting in Human Services
Chapter 7: Financial Analysis
Chapter 8: Cost Analysis
Chapter 9: Break-Even Analysis
Chapter 10: Ratio Analysis
Chapter 11: Social Economy
Chapter 12: Monitoring Financial Operations
Chapter 13: Toward Syncretic Financial Management
Appendix A: McCully’s Case for a Paradigm Shift in Philanthropy
Appendix B: Sample Fiscal Distress Report
Appendix C: Outline for Business Plan
Financial management is one of the most important skills for human services managers. Ability to secure and manage resources is often the difference between organizational success and failure. Unfortunately, this is information that often receives little attention in human services management programs. Roger A. Lohmann’s Above the Bottom Line: Financial Management in Human Services provides administrators with the knowledge that they need to effectively deal with organizational finances. This exciting new book features the latest ideas and research findings. It provides a solid foundation for coursework in human services management, and experienced practitioners will want to have it in easy reach for ready reference.
John McNutt, PhD, Professor
School of Public Policy and Administration
University of Deleware