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Grant Budget Basics

May 26th, 2021
2:00PM to 3:15PM
Zoom - information to be emailed
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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A pair of hands using a calculator and taking notes on a clipboard

Program Description:

“I read the budget first. If I like what I see, then I will read the narrative.” This statement is not uncommon among grant reviewers. A program budget tells a story. It shows what the funding will be spent on and when; whether all income sources and expenses have been identified; and whether the budget is balanced. 

Time spent on the budget is well invested. To help you spend that time wisely, this workshop will introduce topics ranging from budgeting guidelines to valuing volunteer labor and in-kind support.  

Participants will be introduced to:

  • Basic budgeting guidelines
  • Who to involve in budgeting
  • Components of a complete budget
  • Direct vs. indirect costs
  • A variety of budget forms and formats
  • Examples of budgets to illustrate concepts
  • Importance of Budget Notes and what to include
  • Valuing in-kind and volunteer labor in a budget
  • Showing other funding sources
  • Capital campaign budgets

This workshop provides learning opportunities for novice to intermediate grant seekers. (This session was rescheduled from April 7th.)

About our Presenter:

Ellen Gugel, Grants & More

Ellen, a Grant Professional Certified (GPA) Trainer, has been an independent grants consultant in Massachusetts since 2008 when she started Grants & More. She works with organizations that inspire and improve people’s lives engaging children and families, refugees and immigrants, K-12 students, and people with disabilities. Over the past 20 years, she has helped dozens of community-based nonprofits in New England win hundreds of grants. From grassroots groups to $60 million multi-service organizations, her clients have included human services, basic needs, arts and culture, youth development, education, advocacy, environment, and animal welfare.

Ellen is a member of the Grant Professionals Association, active in her local GPA New England Chapter, and the current GPA Regional Representative for New England and New York. She is a GPA Approved Trainer and has presented at GPA conferences in Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Ellen earned an MBA with a certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University.

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