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Budget basics

Take budgeting one step at a time

AWC’s online Budgeting Basics series puts you in the capable hands of Mike Bailey, Local Government Consultant. Mike is recognized nationally for his sage approach to budgeting, and now you can benefit from his financial expertise and years of experience. Take a look at the series.


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What is a budget?

Session 1 (5 min)



Types of budgets

Session 2 (6:12 min)



Budget & fund accounting

Session 3 (7:22 min)



Community accountability

Session 4 (7:16 min)



Where to begin?

Session 5 (8:55 min)



Setting budget priorities

Session 6 (10:19 min)



Development tips

Session 7 (12:06 min)




Session 8 (11:18 min)



Outlining a budget

Session 9 (7:37 min)




Session 10 (11:27 min)

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