Budgets for grants are truly specific, and knowing more about them is key to the holistic way reviewers look at a proposal, and will improve your win rate. Budgets are often the first piece of a proposal package that many reviewers look at, and they make judgments based on the transparency and thoroughness of your budget. Knowing all that should be included in a program budget and why is key to making a good first impression.
This eLearn course will deep-dive into the different aspects of budgets that often confuse or confound grant writers and finance pros alike, and unravel some of those mysteries.
You will receive clear guidance on:
- Why budgets need special care and feeding
- Why you should not leave budgets for last
- Why budgets for grants are different from the other budgets your finance team develops, and how they can amplify your grant proposal’s message
- Why and how to balance a program’s budget, and what makes a balanced program
- The implications of in-kind donations and indirect costs, and how and when to include those in a complete program budget
- What reviewers look for in your budget narrative and what makes it meaningful
- A multiple-choice quiz to test our knowledge and pin down some other common misunderstandings in budgets.
All course participants will receive 4 GPCI Credits.
Course OutlineModule 1: Budgets as Storytelling
Module 2: Budgeting & Balancing Your Program
Module 3: Solving the In-Kind Mystery
Module 4: Budget Narratives
You can participate in this course at your own pace, which gives you complete control over when and where you choose to engage with the training.
- Students 1-5: $395 each
- Students 6+: $95 each additional student