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ONLINE: Budget Building for Grant Professionals
April 11, 2014 | 9:30am - 11:00am


Budget Building for Grant Professionals

April 11, 2014  •  9:30-11:00am PST

At the heart of every mission-driven grant proposal stands a mission-driven budget. A good budget provides an honest, complete, and clear picture of the total value of all the resources necessary to perform the proposed work. It also stands as an invaluable management and evaluation tool when it comes to running the grant-funded program.

In this session, you'll learn the principles of mission-driven budgeting, and how those principles apply to foundation, state, and federal grant requests. You'll learn how grantmakers evaluate budgets and what your budget says about your organization. And you'll work with simple but powerful budget-building tools to help you organize your financial information in the clearest, most powerful way.

Topics covered will include:

  • The five key qualities of a mission-driven program budget
  • Building a foolproof budget: A checklist planning tool
  • "Matching" funds, volunteer time, and related issues
  • Direct versus indirect costs
  • Sample budget formats

In this session, you’ll be introduced to GrantsUSA’s exclusive Master Budget Planning Checklist and Worksheet, a planning tool to help make sure you’re crafting a budget that is comprehensive, realistic, and bullet-proof—and that will work for you.

The "Grants Stewardship" series organized in partnership with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon shares the principles, tools, and strategies for healthy, long-term success as a grantseeking organization. Not to be confused with a typical “Grant-Writing 101”-type program, this is a rigorous, content-rich curriculum designed for grants novices and veterans alike. Although it is strongly recommended that people sign up for and attend the entire series (at a significant discount!), registration is available on a one-at-a-time basis. In either case, price is per connection! Share one connection with your entire team, Board, or staff by projecting the presentation and broadcasting sound via speaker phone.


Maryn Boess is a 24-year grant professional with more than $30 million in grant funding to her credit. As founder of GrantsUSA LLC, she created a portfolio of high-quality, low-cost grants information, tools, publications, websites, and training curricula, including the multi-level Grantsmanship Academy certificate course and the Ultimate Grants Toolkit resource notebook and CD set. A leader in the national grantsmanship field, Maryn travels extensively to share her highly-regarded workshops and seminar presentations on strategies for nonprofit success. Since October 2006, she has also been “on the other side” —managing about $1.1 million annually in grantmaking for higher education through the Arizona Board of Regents.

$49.50 WN & NAO Members
$55.00 Non-members


"Grants Stewardship" series presenter Maryn Boess is a 2013 CFRE Approved Provider for Continuing Education. Participation in all eight 90-minute sessions of "Successful Grants Stewardship" is applicable for 12.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Individual sessions are applicable for 1.5 points each.

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