How to Predict Grant Revenue

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Do you project grant revenue for your organization? Is your organization’s budgeting process for grant programs effective?

Making informed predictions about your annual grant revenue can help your organization make smarter decisions.

It will help you manage expectations with leadership and your board, allow you to create more realistic program budgets, and reduce uncertainty in your annual budget planning.

Unfortunately, many nonprofit professionals struggle when trying to project future grant revenue. It can feel complicated to make sense of financial data when you aren’t an expert in revenue forecasting, which results in feelings of uncertainty and anxiety.

During this webinar, Mary Jessup, Senior Director at Elevate, will show you how to create revenue forecasts for your grant programs step by step so your team can make more informed decisions. You’ll get access to a template you can put to use right away and learn the key considerations you should keep in mind.

You’ll learn:

  • the basics, including what revenue forecasting is, why we do it, and how often you should update your projections;
  • how to create your forecast using a forecasting template and step-by-step guide;
  • tips and tricks to improve your forecasting; and,
  • how to adapt to funding uncertainty.

You’ll walk away with an understanding of what revenue forecasting is and why it’s a vital process for grantseekers so you can lead the process internally with your grants and finance teams.

And even if you’re not a “finance person,” you’ll see that anyone involved in a grants program can benefit by creating projections and forecasts that track progress toward financial goals.

This webinar is perfect for any nonprofit professional involved in the grantseeking and budgeting process. Executive directors and finance professionals should have control over the budgeting and forecasting process, while development professionals and program staff need to provide input on program needs and funder projections.

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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  • 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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Mary Jessup

Mary is a Senior Director at Elevate. Mary brings a lifelong passion for service and youth development to Elevate. In her role, she is committed to making DC nonprofits better by leveraging the unique vantage points and perspectives that local nonprofits bring. Before joining Elevate, she spent seven years working with Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. While working for the Girl Scouts, she facilitated programs for youth and volunteers, including mentoring for children and their incarcerated mothers, bully prevention, financial literacy, outdoor recreation skills, and youth leadership development.


Mary Jessup