Budgets are More Than Numbers - They Frame Your Proposal
About Our Speaker(s)
Cyndi MacKenzie

Cyndi MacKenzie, a Grant Professional Certified, has won over $24 million dollars in resources with her clients and has provided training at GPA National Conferences three years.  In her fourteen- years in this field, Cyndi provides a full range of grant professional services to non-profits of all sizes with board development, strategic planning, grant writing, grant management and post-award consultation.  As a Grant Professional Approved Trainer, a GPA Grant News contributing author, member of the Grant Professional Association, and the GPA Ethics Committee, Cyndi keeps up-to-date on the latest research and trends, as well as being dedicated to the highest ethical standards in the field.

Budgets are More Than Numbers - They Frame Your Proposal (CDP774Y)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Cyndi MacKenzie
60 minutes
Event Description

Identify Effective Practices and Factors to Create a Budget that Informs Your Proposal Narrative

During so many instances in writing a proposal, clients wait to complete budgets until the final task. What if you prepared the budget first? You will see how this makes the process much easier, and informs you for the other aspects of proposal writing.

Budget creation can be a daunting task for clients and for some grant professionals. Join this webinar by expert speaker Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC to understand why creating your budget first will inform your proposal narrative and help focus your attention to details necessary in your need assessments and statements, project objectives, project designs and methods, project narratives, activities, action plans, timelines, project evaluations, future funding or sustainability statements, and appendices. If you are one of those grant professionals who put off the budget to the last task, this session is a must for you. Budget formation will enable you to have the type of conversations that are necessary before you design a proposal, rather than after the fact when valuable time is wasted.

Session Highlights

This workshop will increase your ability to:

  • Identify effective practices for developing realistic, accurate line-item and narrative budgets and for expressing the relationship between line-items and project activities in the budget narrative
  • Identify sources of in-kind matches for project budget
  • Identify factors that limit how budgets should be written
  • Identify unethical and illegal expenditures in a budget
  • Identify strategies for educating grant applicants about financial and programmatic accountability to comply with funder requirements
  • Identify methods of establishing transitions to post-award implementation that fulfill project applications

Who should attend

  • Grant Professionals at all levels of their careers
  • Directors
  • Board Members
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Grant Managers
  • Grant Consultants
  • Administrators
  • Financial Officers
  • GPC
  • Office Managers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • CFRE
  • Director of Development
  • Grant Assistant
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Community Coalitions
  • Program Directors

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