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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


Budgeting is one of the fundamental aspects of human services administration in both public and voluntary (nonprofit) social agencies. Yet, for many social workers and other professionals in the human services, budget-making and the other related responsibilities of financial management in social agencies have an air of magic and mystery about them. The focus of this chapter is to demythologize budgeting and other aspects of the financial management process in human service agencies.

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Chapter 7. Leadership in Social Administration. Simon Slavin, Felice Perlmutter, eds. Temple University Press, l980. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.



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