Developing Project Budgets That Make Sense

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The budget section of your grant proposals can present some unique challenges.

Project budgets must be accurate, complete, and transparent. This can be challenging when the proposed project involves different activities, personnel, or resources. Even small errors and omissions in your budget or budget narrative can undermine the credibility of the proposal and reduce the chances of funding.

Beyond that, you must demonstrate you can truly achieve project goals while keeping costs reasonable.

During this TargetED, Alice Ruhnke will show you how you can develop a project budget that makes sense: one that justifies all of your proposed costs and demonstrates you’ll be an effective steward of the grantmaker’s funds.

You’ll learn:

  • how to create a program budget that covers all relevant costs;
  • how to write an approach and budget that mirror one another;
  • ways to identify matching funds; and,
  • ideas for sustainability.

You’ll walk away ready to present a clear and persuasive budget that aligns with the rest of your proposal.

TargetEds are designed with beginners in mind. This session contains 30 minutes of practical teaching and 15 minutes of Q&A with Alice. It’s perfect for any member of a nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen their proposal writing skills.

45 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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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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