8 Hacks That Helped Me Manage Grant Budgets

Project and planning strategist Jami Yazdani will share simple strategies for managing grant budgets. You will learn techniques to make managing your grant budgets more efficient and effective. You will receive example budget development and tracking spreadsheets.

What You'll Learn

  • How can you include a variety of stakeholders in the planning process?
  • What simple planning process can guide your approach?
  • What are the best strategies for gathering useful feedback?
  • How can you create shared accountability for plan success?
  • How should you deal with common challenges that derail planning efforts?
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Training Overview

Answered: Your most burning questions about grant budgets. Learn strategies to increase accuracy and save time.

Nonprofits are benefitting from a growing number of grants. This funding can be critical to your organization’s programs and success, but managing grant budgets can become complicated and unwieldy.

You need to reflect your actual funding needs when developing budgets, track program costs accurately, and report results. Making some clever changes to your budgeting approach will allow you to increase accuracy and save time.

  • What are the most effective techniques for developing grant application budgets?
  • How should you reconcile differences between your financial tracking system and the funding organization’s system?
  • What are the best strategies for handling shared expenses?
  • How can you prepare for changing costs after a grant award?
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Who Should Attend?
  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Financial officers
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Accounting staff
  • Senior management
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Budget directors
  • Program directors
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials

Expert Presenter

Jami Yazdani
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) & Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)
  • Founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation in 2018 to help mission-driven organizations solve management problems
  • Over 15 years of experience managing complex projects and planning initiatives, leading technology innovations and process improvements, and guiding groups of diverse colleagues and stakeholders toward consensus and positive outcomes.
  • More than 10 years of leadership experience in libraries and public higher education, managing people, budgets, and projects.
  • Served on the boards of several nonprofits and professional associations, working in leadership, marketing, programming, and mentoring roles.
  • Currently serves on the board of the Triangle Organizational Development Network.
  • Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University.
  • Master of Technology Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.