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Proposal ID733
ProposalApproval of 2014 GPUS Budget
PresenterSteering Committee
Floor ManagerKatey Culver
Discussion11/25/2013 - 12/15/2013
Voting12/16/2013 - 12/22/2013
Presens Quorum30 0.6666
Consens Quorum33 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


The 2014 budget is a very stringent financial plan. In line with the Income Narrative’s revenue
projection, significant cuts have been made to committee budget requests. Our primary goals for
2014 are reduction, or outright elimination of all GPUS debt, maintaining our basic support
operations, initiating some outreach work, and providing at least some funds for the political work
of the Party in the upcoming mid-term election year.
This budget does not allow for any addition to the reserve fund. Adding at least $1,000/month to
the reserve account balance every month is an important future goal, to be achieved as soon as
fundraising warrants. But, in the short term, paying off the balance of our internal debt is our first priority.
This year we are allowing for some committee self-funding efforts that have been volunteered by
various committees. Please note the itemized revenues by committee at the bottom of the budget
document. This total is them carried to line 19 in the income section. These self-funding amounts
are included in the line item expense for each committee.
We have also introduced a two-tiered budget. Revenue projections for 2014 represent only a very
modest increase over the estimated 2013 actual amounts. If our fundraising should exceed the
Tier One amounts we will be able to consider Tier Two funding according to this plan. Owing to
the very conservative increase in 2014 revenue over 2013 results, this could well be the first year
that we beat the budget in the last decade.
Sections in the Expense Narrative explain the major expenditure items or groups in the budget, working
down from the top of the budget document to the bottom. We also have provided line item
descriptions/explanations in this year’s budget document for ease of understanding the various
line items as you review the budget.


The GPUS 2014 BUDGET EXPENSE and REVENUE NARRATIVES are available at an index page for the proposed 2014 budget:


The GNC hereby approves the 2014 Budget.

The proposed 2014 budget is at:


Personnel and funds to carry out the budget priorities.


Jeff Turner

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