The budget is your financial road map for the year. The budgeting process should be taken seriously. However, it does not need to be complicated.
Information about the budgeting process can be found in the "Budgeting Process" document (below). See "Sample Budget" for the proposed budget of Example Elementary PTA; this is the budget to be presented at Back-to-School Night to the general membership for their approval. "Sample Budget Detail" is a more detailed version for the use of the Executive Committee as they oversee the programs and activities for the year; having a more general budget approved by the membership will allow the Committee some flexibility as the year progresses.