DEUTSCH | ENGLISHTo: Marcus Minucius Audens, Consul
Below please find a proposed budget for the next year of Nova Roma's existence. Figures in the left column represent those budgeted in the document posted in the Aerarium Saturnii section of the Web site. Figures in the middle column reflect expenditures and revenues estimated for the entire year (in other words, I have added a conservative amount to the actual figures in items where I anticipate further activity before Dec. 31). Figures in the right column are my suggestions.
All figures are in U.S. dollars.
|Item||Amount budgeted, AUC 2753||Amount spent, AUC 2753||Proposed budget, AUC2754|
|Nova Roma mailbox||12||0||12|
|Outreach efforts (Sodalitas Egressus)||0||0||80|
|Magistrates' Emergency Fund||0||0||50|
|Item||Amount budgeted, AUC 2753||Amount raised, AUC 2753||Proposed budget, AUC 2754|
|Various small projects||85||35||25|
|Flags (net revenue)||322.5||388.5||300|
|Net surplus for year||295|
|Current Treasury funds||1218|
|Expected net surplus||295|
|Proposed allocation of available funds|
|Current account (includes emergency fund)||413|
|Ad Fundos Res (land fund, 12-month CD)||200|
|Fideicommissum (beginning of public works/scholarship fund, 12-month CD)||450|
|Senate discretionary account (to be spent on projects proposed by Citizens)||450|
Nova Roma mailbox: Donated by Patricia Cassia and budgeted as above.
Fund-raising: No money was spent in this area this year, but a small amount is budgeted for next year in the hope that we can take advantage of expertise offered by one or two Citizens in this area. A corresponding small amount is included under Grants, in the hopes that this effort realizes at least an even return on our initial investment.
Flags: The budgeted figure represents expenses to be reimbursed to Cassius from the sale of the currently available flags. Since this has proven a profitable project, it may be that we should fund the production of another batch in full, rather than waiting for Cassius to actually sell the flags.
Eagle printing: Currently being donated by M. Cassius Julianus, so the budgeted amount is offset in the "in-kind donations" category below. This amount is optimistic, anticipating a revival of interest in and production of Nova Roma's newsletter.
Eagle mailing: Again an optimistic sum.
Outreach efforts (Sodalitas Egressus): Includes the $30 figure budgeted (but never spent) for advertising this year, plus $50 requested by Marcus Minucius Audens toward printing handouts, leaflets and broadside sheets for the Sodalitas Egressus.
Magistrates' Emergency Fund: A small amount to offset any sudden crises.
Administrative expenses: Includes the cost of bonding and a small amount toward other fees (legal, accounting, etc.)
Eagle subscriptions: Revenue figures anticipate at least a modest growth in the subscriber base.
Various small projects:These include Venator's mead manuals, Audens' papyrus copies and Cassia's bumper stickers.
Togas/tunics: These are expected to become more popular as our vendor adds lines of Roman clothing.
Flags (net revenue): See flag entry in Expenses.
Grants: See fund-raising entry in Expenses.
Cash donations: An amount is budgeted in anticipation of Nova Roma's receiving U.S. tax-exempt status, which it is hoped will encourage donations.
In-kind donations: These include services such as Web hosting and printing which are donated by Citizens to Nova Roma, and for which we would otherwise have to pay market rates.
Fideicommissum: This is to establish an endowment which will eventually earn enough income to provide ongoing funding for scholarships, events and other projects in keeping with Nova Roma's mission. While it will be many years before this endowment yields a useful amount, we must start somewhere.
Senate discretionary account: This is to be used in the current year to fund projects in keeping with Nova Roma's mission. Said funds may be voted by the Senate after receipt of a project proposal, based on the suitability, expected benefit and reliability of the Citizen(s) proposing it.
Current account: This is a sum kept in cash to allow flexibility in meeting expenses during times of low revenue, and to make possible the payment of unforeseen expenses.
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