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

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    90 Minutes
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    Diane Leonard, GPC
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How to Write a Grant Budget That Tells (and sells) Your Application’s Story (Recording)
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How to Write a Grant Budget That Tells (and Sells) Your Application’s Story

A Whopping 890% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

This recorded course is brought to you by a GPA-approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only 25 GPA-approved trainers.

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.

Participating in “How to Write a Grant Budget That Tells (and Sells!) Your Application’s Story” will walk you through, step-by-step, how to write a grant application that tells and sells 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 recorded nonprofit training course, 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 recorded 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.

Viewing this grant writing course will give you the basic steps necessary to successfully write a consistent and compelling budget that tells your proposal’s story. Learn effective grant writing strategies and become a better grant writer!

During This Nonprofit Webinar Recording, You Will Learn:

  • 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 Recorded Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new or relatively new to the field of grant seeking; 
  • You are focused on increasing the collaboration between finance and development in the grant budget process; or
  • You are looking to increase your success percentage and craft more competitive grant applications.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Grant budget template
  2. Capital grant budget template
  3. Multiple overlapping grant internal check sheet template
  4. Grant budget success checklist
  5. Budget Development Tool
  6. The Webinar slides

About Your Topic Expert:

Diane is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  1. She is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC).
  2. She is an approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association.
  3. She began her career as a grantmaker.
  4. She has raised over $98 million for clients.
  5. She has trained over 69,206 professionals since 2006.

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC), Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association, and a Registered Scrum Trainer.

Diane began her career as a Program Officer for a state-wide grantmaking organization and she continues to serve as a reviewer for a variety of grantmaking organizations. Since 2006, when she formed DH Leonard Consulting, Diane and her team have secured more than $98 million in competitive grant awards and Diane has personally trained more than 69,978 nonprofit professionals. 

When not working with her team, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“As someone just getting my feet wet in the grant world, the information presented was easy to understand and incredibly helpful!”

Dawnna Reed, Thadd’s Place

“Diane is terrific. She knows her stuff. She makes complex concepts easier to understand.”

Nancy Hall, Casa de Esperanza de los Niños

“One of the easiest to follow and clearest presentations on grant budgets for every level of grant experience. I'm referring it to my team.”

Naila Moore, IMPACCT Brooklyn

“The grant budgets webinar exceeded my expectations! It spoke to the importance of considering the budget in the application whether the funder requested their own specific details or not. The takeaway - the budget and the narrative work closely together to support the story. Great food for thought going forward!”

Suzanne McShane, Per Scholas

“This webinar was one of the most useful I've attended related to specific aspects of grant writing. The grant budget is an area I still am finding a comfort level with, and the information provided plus the way Diane presented the content rang very familiar with the day-to-day hurdles and stress points I experience. I love grant writing, but it's not for everyone! This session definitely cleared up some of my "foggier" areas of understanding.”

Neely Monemi, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

“Diane was dynamic and engaging, asking and answering specific questions along the way. She touched on a wide variety of budget types in a way that allowed listeners to pull helpful tips regardless of if it directly applied to their organization. I enjoyed this webinar and feel the resources were of great value.”

Kellie Burns, Memory Care Home Solutions

“The webinar provided clarity beyond my expectations…It was like getting a new pair of glasses for reviewing and completing grant application budgets.”

Patricia Hudson, Country Heart Farm

“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

“Highly practical and real-world-oriented training in how to develop good proposal budgets that tell your story and align with your organization's plans.”

Nora Seilheimer, Piedmont Environmental Council

“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

“The webinar was excellent.  The presenter knew the subject matter, was well prepared, and engaging.  I highly recommend it to anyone with interest in crafting compelling budgets for grant proposals!”

André Motuzas, LetsTalkScience

“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.

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