Demystifying Budgets

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The budget is a critical component of any grant application—it should tell a story that complements your proposal narrative and builds your organization’s credibility as a responsible steward of grant funds. Understanding how to build a budget and present your financials in a grant proposal will strengthen your proposals and take the stress out of the drafting process.

It can be easy for development staff and finance teams to be siloed in proposal development. Instead, they should be partnering to tell one cohesive story in a grant proposal.

During this webinar, Alison Hight of Elevate will examine the building blocks of budgets and how to present an appropriate budget in a grant proposal.

You’ll learn:

  • the basic components of a budget;
  • the three main types of budgets;
  • how to build a grant budget that supports your grant proposal; and,
  • the challenges nonprofits face in developing their budgets.

You’ll walk away ready to align your organization’s budget priorities with funder interests.

This is perfect for development staff that want to build their understanding of the financial components of a grant application.

CFRE LogoFull participation in this webinar is applicable for 1.5 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

90 Minutes
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After you register, you will receive the following emails:

  • A sales receipt for your bookkeeping records
  • confirmation email from Zoom with the login credentials
  • Instructions for other attendees if you registered a group

If you do not receive these emails within 48 hours of registering, please email or call 1-877-784-7268.

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Alison Hight

Alison is a Director at Elevate whose primary vocational passion and expertise is in cultivating opportunities for individuals to engage their voice—as self-expression, acts of healing, bridges of connection, and expressions of personal power—and promoting truth and transparency. Because of this, she has pursued opportunities to work in the arts, media, and civic engagement. Outside of her expertise in the arts, media, and civic engagement, she has further enriched her fundraising acumen by working with youth and adult education, healthcare, and disability advocacy organizations, amongst others. She studied Visual Communications/Art History at the University of Buffalo where she completed her honor’s thesis on The Semiotics of Gendered Violence, served as the President of the Women’s Center, and wrote for The Spectrum.

Alison Hight