advanced financial management in for profit nonprofit and government human services programs

250 words EACH

1. Analyzing Cash Flow and Measurement

Organizations use cash-flow analyses to manage the amount of liquidity they want to maintain.

In your initial post, identify the strategies and approaches organizations use to conduct a cash-flow analysis to determine cash position and liquidity. Explain why cash flow is important.

Support your post with sources and cite them according to current APA guidelines. Be sure to critically evaluate the concepts and related literature. Address any pro and con arguments.

2.

Direct and Indirect Costs

Organizations incur both direct and indirect costs. As your Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations text illustrates, direct costs are usually associated with some type of objective cost (for example, a project, project staff, and supplies).

Indirect costs are normally not associated with these types of objective costs. Instead, indirect costs contribute to the accomplishment of mission and goals, but are not directly tied to a particular project or activity.

These different types of costs require different strategies for estimation.

In your initial post, discuss the different approaches that can be used to estimate direct and indirect costs. Support your post with sources and cite them according to current APA guidelines.