11. Invest Funds

  1. Charles K. Coe

Published Online: 21 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118386064.ch11

Nonprofit Financial Management: A Practical Guide

Nonprofit Financial Management: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Coe, C. K. (2011) Invest Funds, in Nonprofit Financial Management: A Practical Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118386064.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118011324

Online ISBN: 9781118386064

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Keywords:

  • invest funds;
  • investment policy

Summary

Investing funds is a two-step process: adopt an investment policy; and invest funds. The Board should adopt an investment policy to guide its investment decisions, the provisions of which are discussed in this chapter. Best investment practices include the following: (1) select the investment instrument; (2) calculate interest returns; (3) project cash flow; (4) play the float; (5) safeguard securities; (6) report and account for investments; and (7) evaluate performance.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

Decision making; investment fund