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Maryn Boess
National Nonprofit Trainer & Consultant, Founder

At the heart of every mission-driven grant proposal stands a mission-driven budget. A good budget provides an honest, complete, and clear picture of the total value of all the resources necessary to perform the proposed work. It also stands as an invaluable management and evaluation tool when it comes to running the grant-funded program.

In this session, you'll learn the principles of mission-driven budgeting, and how those principles apply to foundation, state, and federal grant requests. You'll learn how grantmakers evaluate budgets and what your budget says about your organization. And you'll work with simple but powerful budget-building tools to help you organize your financial information in the clearest, most powerful way.

Topics covered will include:

  • The five key qualities of a mission-driven program budget
  • Building a foolproof budget: A checklist planning tool
  • "Matching" funds, volunteer time, and related issues
  • Direct versus indirect costs
  • Sample budget formats

In this session, you’ll be introduced to GrantsUSA’s exclusive Master Budget Planning Checklist and Worksheet, a planning tool to help make sure you’re crafting a budget that is comprehensive, realistic, and bullet-proof—and that will work for you.

About the Presenter

Maryn Boess is a 24-year grant professional with more than $30 million in grant funding to her credit. As founder of GrantsUSA LLC, she created a portfolio of high-quality, low-cost grants information, tools, publications, websites, and training curricula. These include the multi-level Grantsmanship Academy certificate course and the Ultimate Grants Toolkit resource notebook and CD set. A leader in the national grantsmanship field, Maryn travels extensively to share her highly-regarded workshops and seminar presentations on strategies for nonprofit success. Since October 2006, she has also been “on the other side” —managing about $2 million annually in grantmaking for higher education through the Arizona Board of Regents.

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About the Series

We have built the Successful Grants Stewardship webinar series around the principles, tools, and strategies of grantsmanship essentials. Not to be confused with a beginning granstmanship or Grants 101-type program, these are rigorous, content-rich sessions designed for grants novices and veterans alike. The series will show you a new, powerful way to think about your role in the grants field; new, powerful strategies for organizing and managing a successful grants effort; and new, powerful tools for winning corporation, foundation, and government dollars to support your organization’s work.

Price is per connection! Share one connection with your entire development team, Board, and/or staff by projecting the presentation and broadcasting sound via speaker phone. If you plan to share your connection with individuals not directly affiliated with your organization, please contact for permission.

Instructions for connecting to the webinar coming soon.

May 3rd, 2013 9:30 AM   through   11:00 AM
NAO Members $ 49.50
Nonmembers $ 55.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
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Topic Fundraiser or Festival
Presenter Maryn Boess
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