How to Write a Grant Budget That Tells (and sells) Your Application’s Story (Recording)

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Diane Leonard, GPC
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points


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A Whopping 90% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

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The grant application budget is the application component most reviewers read first yet it is often addressed within the grant application process last. The grant budget by itself tells the complete story of your grant application and needs to be bulletproof and tell the story of your application on its own to ensure you are awarded the grant.

How to Write a Grant Budget That Tells Your Application’s Story” will walk you through, step-by-step, how to write a grant application that tells the story of your proposal and will help get the grant award. Whether working on grant budgets for private foundations or for state and federal agencies, writing a bulletproof grant budget is a critical component of being awarded a grant. 
In this webinar recording, we will look at the steps necessary to write a grant budget that regardless of the form provided will tell the complete story of your grant proposal. During the webinar, we will walk through each step of creating a budget. We will look at numerous budget form examples to discuss how the specific form helps tell your application’s story.

 “How to Write a Grant Budget That Tells Your Application’s Story” will give you the basic steps necessary to successfully write a consistent and compelling budget that tells your proposal’s story.

 What You Will Learn from this Recorded Nonprofit Webinar

  • How to follow consistent and successful steps to develop a grant budget for each application
  • How to approach the variety of grant maker required budget forms
  • How to write and develop a grant budget when the grant maker does not provide a required format
  • How to write a grant budget that tells your application’s story
  • How to show the sustainability of a project via the budget

This Webinar Recording is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new or relatively new to the field of grant seeking; or
  • You are looking to increase your success percentage and craft more competitive grant applications.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials: 

  1. A budget development tool to help you create a budget when a format is not provided by a grant maker.
  2. A checklist for ensuring you include all related expenses in your grant budget.

 What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“Came out a bit more excited and a lot less intimidated by budget writing....the idea that more questions is better as it’s more of an opportunity to tell your agencies onto my next grant!”

Maureen Oneil, ACR Health

“Presenter extremely knowledgeable. Very organized presentation.”

Meghan Faherty, Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley

“My interest in this webinar stemmed from a committee of the board desiring to see better program budgets from grant applicants. I took away some nuggets on how I can clarify our priorities and the budget form as well as tips that I can give to both the organizations applying and volunteers reviewing proposals. I enjoyed how interactive this webinar was.“

Liz Evans, Great Rivers United Way

“Thanks a lot for the wonderful session. Informative, crisp and a great value add.”

Kush Srivastava, Janyaa

“The presenter was very engaging and made it an interactive session for the participants.  As a finance person, it will give me a better frame of reference for the budget development process.”

Nancy Dulac, Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.

“This webinar discussed the topic as presented and provided free templates and other usable materials in line with the webinar topic.  The presenter was engaging and made good points.  All important points were repeated throughout the webinar to give weight to their importance.”

Nadine Kramarz, McBride Memorial Library

“As a beginner level grant writer with less than a year of experience I had several "Ah Ha!" that I think will lead to more awards!”

Jeremy Taylor, Detroit Shoreway

“Everyone can agree that Grant Budgets are often confusing and there's a lot of uncertainty with what the "right" way to do them are. Having someone as knowledgeable and familiar with reviewing and writing grant budgets offers some clarity and confidence with creating budgets. This webinar really helped to reaffirm the things I was doing right and become aware of the things I can change or strengthen!”

Alia Abdul-Samad, American Diabetes Association

About Your Topic Expert

Diane H. Leonard, GPC is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association. Diane and her team have secured more than $61.6 million dollars in competitive grant awards since 2006 for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. When not working with her team on grant applications for clients, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.

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