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Put your money where your mouth is


  • Malki, Elli


This article presents a method for nonprofits to calculate a budgetary allocation which is consistent with their strategic goals. The method is based on the application of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to budgetary allocation. A proposed index, which is based on a comparison between the calculated budgetary allocation and the actual one, can help nonprofits to determine the level of fit between their goals and their budgetary priorities.

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  • Malki, Elli, 2008. "Put your money where your mouth is," MPRA Paper 12388, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:12388

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    1. Gilles Nancy & Boriana Yontcheva, 2006. "Does NGO Aid Go to the Poor? Empirical Evidence from Europe," IMF Working Papers 06/39, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Saaty, Thomas L., 1990. "How to make a decision: The analytic hierarchy process," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 48(1), pages 9-26, September.
    3. Malki, Elli, 2008. "Systematic Approach to the Allocation of Budgets for humanitarian Aid Programs: A Practical Tool for International NGOs," MPRA Paper 10388, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    budgetary allocation; AHP; strategic goals; nonprofit;

    JEL classification:

    • L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation

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