ASSIGNMENT #3:CALCULATING COSTS AND VALUES OF THE PROGRAM All social service programs depend upon funding for their continuation. In this era of accountability, it is imperative that programs can ensure that the best possible results are being achieved with its clients at the lowest possible cost. A well-designed budgeting system is capable of generating important and valuable information for use in making program changes in the interest of providing better quality services for clients at the most cost-efficient levels. Answer the following questions to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the program’s current budgeting system:
1. Can you calculate the following from the budget data you collect on the program:
a. line items by program
b. direct costs by program
c. indirect costs by program
d. total program costs
e. cost per unit of service
f. cost per service completion.
g. cost per client outcome
Develop a professional narrative report of 6-8 pages that incorporates all of the components listed above and include all statistical data at the end of your narrative report. Refer to your textbook (Chapters 12 & 13), assigned readings, and your lecture notes for specific information on how to analyze social service program budgets. This assignment is 15% of your final grade.
Kettner, P., Moroney, R., & Martin, L. (2017). Designing andmanaging programs: An effectiveness-based approach (5th Ed.).Thousand Oaks, CA:
Sage.Grobman, Gary M. (2015). The Nonprofit handbook (7th edition) Harrisburg, PA: White Hat Communications.
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