Pre-Conference Workshop #3: Managing Your Budget & Purpose-Driven Pricing Strategies

  • 02/25/2024
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ


Managing Your Budget & Purpose-Driven Pricing Strategies

10:00AM - 4:00PM

0.4 CEU

$99 Members

$139 Non-Members

If you think the budget is something that you only work on a few

months out of the year, then this workshop is for you! Finalizing

the budget is just the first step in understanding costs. How do you

handle the unexpected expense that inevitably derails your budget?

What tools should you be using to monitor and forecast expenses

throughout the fiscal year? We will also discuss how your budget

ties into your department’s goals and master plans. Then we will

discuss how we set prices for our recreation and park services. That’s

a question that often gets answered with a shrug. While we all have

our methods, often we are unaware of many factors that should

come into play. We will learn about the various aspects that should

be considered in setting prices - demand, value, politics, psychology,

and the marketing role. Bring your questions and be ready to see park

and recreation finances in a new light!

1. Learn the different budgeting techniques including zero-based,

incremental, and priority budgeting and which one is best for

your organization.

2. Explore the elements of budget management that occur year-round

to better balance your finances.

3. Identify how to utilize pricing and cost recovery strategies

to maximize revenue while still maintaining fees that your

community can afford.

4. Implement financial strategy techniques in your organization to

provide opportunities to situate your agency with more leverage

with decision makers.


Bill Tschirhart, CGFM, CPRP, Five Rivers MetroParks, OH

New Jersey Recreation & Park Association |  1 Wheeler Way  Princeton, NJ 08540

                 Phone: 609-356-0480 |  Email:

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