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1. Comparing the current budget to the preceding three, what changes have occurred in the sources and amounts of revenues received

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1. Comparing the current budget to the preceding three, what changes have occurred in the sources and amounts of revenues received by the entity? Are the sources of revenue sufficiently diversified?

The Humane Society of The United States

INSTRUCTIONS:

You are required to complete a paper in which you analyze the budget of nonprofit organization.

For the analysis, you will need a complete copy of the unit’s Annual Budget for either Fiscal Year 2012-2013 or 2013-2014, whichever is the most current budget available. You will also need the Financial Audits for the two previous fiscal years. After you have studied the documents, you may need to interview the Finance Officer in order to get any information on which you are unclear or for specific answers to questions relating to the prior three-year period; you are not required to interview anyone from your chosen entity, but it might be helpful to you. Your paper should be an analysis of your chosen entity’s budget, including revenue and expenditure patterns over a three-year period. As appropriate, include graphs in your paper to support your viewpoint. A superior paper will contain visual information that helps the reader to understand the trends involved. In addition to assessing the financial strength of the unit, the paper should contain sufficient information to answer the following questions:



1. Comparing the current budget to the preceding three, what changes have occurred in the sources and amounts of revenues received by the entity? Are the sources of revenue sufficiently diversified?



2. How large is the fund balance (savings) held by the entity and how has this varied over the past five years?



please, write easy language, no sophisticated words or sentences. Also, write in-text citation and page number.





3. What are the relative proportions of the budget allocated to various program areas? Have these allocations varied significantly over the three-year period? How/why?



4. What are the capital project plans for the ensuing five years? How are these projects to be funded?





5. How does the entity determine the desired level of services it provides? Does the budget explain the basis on which expenditure proposals are calculated?



6. What is the debt of the entity and what are its current and future debt obligations for the next ten years?





7. If your entity is a city or county, discuss the amounts and for what purposes it distributes funds to nonprofit organizations and/or other units of government. If your entity is a nonprofit, discuss the amounts and for what purposes it receives funds from government(s).

8. What proportion of the budget is devoted to personnel costs and how do the costs for salaries and benefits compare to the prior years? Are the increases because of adding personnel or other personnel-related costs? 



9. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the entity’s budget as a planning document. Can you tell what the entity is trying to do and what problems confront it in accomplishing its goals? What factors are causing significant changes in the operations of the entity? How could the budget document be made more understandable to the public?



Papers should be typed, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins and 12-point font, and use appropriate and consistent citations where necessary. 





This is the non profit organization that You should write about (((The Humane Society Of The United States))) and answer all the previos questions This is the link of wibesite and PDF:

http://www.humanesociety.org/?credit=web_id424367309





http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/financials/2013-hsus-and-affiliates-consolidated-financial-statements.pdf



http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/financials/2012-hsus-and-affiliates-audited-financial-statements.pdf













((((Write 16 pages and Please write in easy language and no sophisticated words and cite any information you use from the website as an IN TEXT CITATION WITH PAGE NUMBER. Also, write question number above each answer.))))

PLEASE ANSWER ALL THE QUSTIONS PARTS AND FOLLOW THE QUESTIONS PART ONE BY ONE. PLEASE DO NOT SKIP ANY PART OF QUESTION.

CONTENT:

The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS) Name: Institution: Introduction The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a nonprofit organization that is concerned with animal protection. The organization endeavors to safeguard worldwide advancement of good treatment of animals through awareness, public education and direct animal protection programs. This paper gives a budget analysis for the consolidated financial statements for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 or 2013-2014 in relation to activities of The Humane Society of the United States. 1 Changes That Have Occurred in Sources and Amounts of Revenues Received center2498725004000501016000 HSUS’s total revenue for the financial year 2012/13 was $125,763,492 in comparison to $132,773,775 for the FY 2013/14. Fund balance at the beginning of the year for FY 2012/13 was $217,017,288 and at the end of year $229,962,360. One of the organization’s funding changes is based on the investment portfolio of the organization. These investments tend to be the source of income for the society. HSUS invests in mutual funds, hedge funds, partnerships, corporate bonds, government securities and private equity funds. The funding changes has been realized from the effects of risks associated with the investments mentioned. The changes in risk has thus affected investments and the budgetary allocation to those investments. Another funding changes involves support and revenue. An i...


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