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

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



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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST
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How to Write a Grant Budget That Tells (and sells) Your Application’s Story
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A Whopping 89% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

This 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 live, interactive non profit 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 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.

Participating in 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 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 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. Webinar slides
  6. Webinar recording

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“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

“Budgets for grants are complex and can be very confusing, this webinar helped but budgets for grants in perspective.  I would recommend this webinar to any grant professional or persons that have to work with developing budgets for a grant application.”

Kendra Anderson

“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 incredibly knowledgeable and gave us tools and ideas to put to use immediately. Thanks Diane!”

Katie Clarke, CATA

“Thank you so much for an informative webinar on Grant Funding. It was very helpful in understanding the formats and forms used by different grant makers.  I will be sure to join more webinars in the coming weeks.”

Lori Britton

“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

“Very informative for those looking to ensure their grant proposals have a competitive edge among the other organizations competing for grant funds.”

Kirsten Fitzpatrick,  Yes I Can Unity Through Music & Education

“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

“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.

About Your Topic Expert:

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, ST, SM, SPO is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association and Certified Virtual Trainer. Diane is also a Scrum Trainer,  Scrum Master, and Scrum Product Owner through Scrum inc.

Since 2006, Diane and her team have secured more than $66.75 million dollars in competitive grant awards for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. She is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association.

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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