Creating Realistic Budgets
This 3-hour session will identify the building blocks of a strong budget and explain how nonprofits can easily raise the dollars needed to cover overhead costs like salaries, rent/mortgages, utilities, office supplies, and more. We will discuss how proper budgeting will propel grant proposals to success and how to use messaging to raise these much-needed funds. You’ll see how to accurately describe, budget, and properly package your programs and projects to effectively secure funds from diversified funding streams. You’ll learn: •How to write a realistic budget for your organization, programs, and projects •The three items most budgets are missing •Steps to diversifying your funding streams •How to express needs to prospective donor in ways that will ignite their passion for supporting your work •The top 3 metrics you should regularly analyze from your budget A grant writing expert, executive coach, and national fundraising trainer, Mandy Pearce, CFRE, launched Funding for Good, Inc. in 2009 to equip organizations with the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. Mandy has taken her passion and expertise for fundraising to the development field and shared it with individuals and organizations for over 21 years through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars, capital campaign planning, and specialized programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style brings thousands of people annually to her presentations at conventions, trainings, and workshops, in-person and online. Her business model is centered on her key values: honesty, efficiency, direct communication, and bringing dollars to local communities. Funding For Good, Inc. continues to create sustainability and build capacity for organizations across the country through the effective sharing of the knowledge and skills required to generate success. Mandy lives in Hickory, NC with her husband and their rescue dogs, Leo and Dalli, who share her enthusiasm for the outdoors.
Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce, CFRE
Fee: No Cost