I have a Case Study consist of 30 pages. The topic of this assignment is NON profit organization . Sources will be less than (5) years old.(References have to be), from periodicals, books, or journals to document a position. .Internet sources are not acceptable;however, the Internet may be used to locate material. Completed papers will be in 12-point type, double-spaced, and consist of 30 pages( not excluding graphs, charts, ), and a reference list. Papers, content, logic, flow, proper APA style and citations.
Case Study Guidance
The case study is an in-depth research project on a
non-profit or government organization and its management control system.
Your case study should start out with:
a description of the
organization. It should include: name; size of the organization; when it
came into existence; any history; services and products it provides; the
organization’s mission; constituency it serves; possible how it is governed;
and any other pertinent information that helps the reader understand who they
are and what they do.
Next it should cover the
organizations planning. Describe if you can its planning philosophy and
processes. Does it have a strategic plan? How many years does it
cover? How often is it updated? What are the vision, goals, and objectives from
its latest strategic plan? Are the organization’s plans linked?
Does the organization rely on its strategic plan for its resource
planning? What other levels of plans does the organization use?
Next you need to address
programming. In other words, how the organization decides what
projects/programs will be funded and to what level. Does it have an
internal organization like an Investment Review Board to make
recommendations? How are the decisions ultimately made?
Budgeting is next.
What budget system is used – line item; zero-based; performance; program;
or composite (it should fall into one of those categories even if they call the
system by a different name)? Is there anything interesting or unique about how
the organization budgets?
Budget execution in
general: – does the organization have spending plans? What is its general
approach to how it monitors spending? Does it have mid year or quarterly
reporting? How is this done – in writing or in presentations?
What accounting system(s)
are used – cash, accrual, modified accrual, cost, etc? Any interesting
information about the organization’s accounting approach.
Financial management – any
information about how the organization manages its finances – especially
non-profits that need to balance donations and other sources of revenue against
administrative and operational costs. Does the organization borrow money
and if so how much is it leveraged?
Financial reporting – basic
information on what reports are required and any information about how the
organization does its reporting. Who in the organization is responsible
for the reports?
management – how does the organization manage performance? Is performance a central
part of the organization’s approach?
What is the organization’s
approach to risk? Do they try to manage it and if so how?
Does the organization have
a business continuity or continuity of operations plan and program?
After you have gathered all
of the above information you should assess the information and draw some
conclusions. This section is very important because it demonstrates your
understanding about the information you gathered. Any areas where there
was no information or not done by the organization, you should make some
recommendations for how you think it should be done in the organization.
Also make any other recommendations for changes you would advise.
If you cover all of these areas you should do well with this
assignment. I hope this information is helpful.