Creating a Budget That Makes Sense

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Creating a high-quality budget is important for both the success of your grant application and the success of implementing your project. You want to craft a budget that is inclusive of all the costs or expenses of your project, is reasonable and prudent, and is justified. During this course, we will address the common components of a budget; explain the reason for, and how to write, a budget narrative; discuss the importance of matching funds and how to find them; define and explain indirect costs; and touch on sustainability of your projects.


Alice Ruhnke

Alice Ruhnke is the President of GrantStation. Having raised over $45 million from federal, state, and private grantmakers, she knows what it takes to get funded. As a former nonprofit program coordinator and director, and the Founder of The Grant Advantage, Alice has a deep understanding of the challenges that nonprofits face. Over the last 20 years she's worked in the trenches with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to improve their capacity to raise funds. Alice is an author and educator with a passion to share her expertise. Her insightful trainings on grant proposal writing and development, community change models, service projects, and measuring outcomes have helped over 4,000 individuals positively impact their communities.

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Alice Ruhnke