What is Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO)? - March 6, 2013

Group Internet-based course
Prerequisites: None
Course level: Basic
CPE credits: 2
Time:  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)


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Who Will Benefit

This internet course is designed for finance and budget staff, along with staff from other departments interested in learning the basics of Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO). Budgeting for Outcomes is an approach to budgeting that focuses on a transparent decision-making process to address community needs and deliver results.


Budgeting for Outcomes is a proven approach to addressing budget challenges. This session will discuss how budgeting for outcomes is different than traditional budgeting and highlight examples from governments that have used budgeting for outcomes to cut costs and improve results. Speakers will go through each step of the budgeting for outcomes process and explain the key elements that make it work.

Seminar Objectives

  • Learn the difference between budgeting for outcomes and traditional budgeting
  • Understand the key steps in a budgeting for outcomes process
  • Identify key strategies for moving to implementing budgeting for outcomes

Recommended Reading
  • A Performance Management Framework for State and Local Government: From Measurement and Reporting to Management and Improving

Registration Fees
GFOA member:  $85     Nonmember:  $160


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