Getting the basics right

Guide to Financial Management

Getting the basics right

This section of Mango's Guide explains the basic techniques you need to handle money in an NGO on a day to day basis.


Take a look at this slideshow for a quick overview of key concepts and jargon of financial management:


Read more about each of the four building blocks of financial management in The Guide:

All these basics depend on programme staff and finance staff working together. Finance staff cannot do them on their own - managers have to be actively involved.


Mango has a very popular five day training course called Getting the basics right, which covers these topics.  View our calendar to see when we are next running it near you.

If you are working in an urgent emergency response, have a look at Financial management for emergencies, a survival guide for humanitarian programme managers

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