All funds budgeting is a comprehensive financial framework structured to present an enterprise-wide view of IU’s budget, incorporating all operating funds into the official university budget.
The all funds model expands the budget from a control mechanism to a strategic management viewpoint. With the inclusion of all major revenue sources, the expanded budget view enhances understanding of how and whether financial resources are allocated to support institutional objectives, integrating the budget with strategic and capital plans.
The budget focus of an all funds model shifts from an “accounting” perspective of balancing the budget to a strategic perspective of ensuring funds are available to meet the university’s strategic objectives. If the operating budget is merely incremental and lacks identification of resources required for strategic investment, then while the strategic plan represents substantive change, a strategic gap exists in balancing the budget.