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Operating Reserves: Why to Have One, How to Build One, and a Sample Policy to Start from

Although most nonprofit organizations know that an Operating Reserve is essential, not everyone succeeds in building one and keeping it. This resource walks through the purpose of and common obstacles to creating an Operating Reserve and lays out a clear path to achieve it. It also includes a sample policy to assist you in establishing your own reserve funds.

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Operating-Reserve How, Why, and a Sample

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