Top 4 Nonprofit Budget Blunders And How To Avoid Them

Project and planning strategist Jami Yazdani will share real-world strategies for developing and managing department and program budgets. You will learn how to fix common budget mistakes and prepare for the challenges 2024 has in store. From funding requests and justifications to budget development and tracking, you will leave this webinar ready to refine your budget and use it throughout the year.

What You'll Learn

  • What common budget management mistakes should you correct?
  • What strategies can you use to develop department and program budgets?
  • How can you use a zero-based budgeting approach year-to-year?
  • What techniques can you use to track spending?
  • How should you adjust budgets to changing needs and priorities?
  • What practical steps can you take to justify budget requests?
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Training Overview

Fix Your Budget Blunders for 2024. Discover Nonprofits’ Most Common Budgetary Errors and How to Correct them.

Your organization’s 2024 budget likely contains some
mistakes. Most nonprofit budgets do. Don’t worry—they are relatively easy to fix!


A strategically managed budget is a critical component of every well-led department or program. By making some changes now, you can
ensure this foundational tool serves your organization well throughout the year.

 

Mastering budgeting skills will increase your career
opportunities, gain you even more respect from your colleagues, and enable you to improve your organization’s financial stability and impact.

  • What common budget management mistakes should you correct?
  • What strategies can you use to develop department and program budgets?
  • How can you use a zero-based budgeting approach
    year-to-year?
  • What techniques can you use to track spending?
  • How should you adjust budgets to changing needs and priorities?
  • What practical steps can you take to justify budget
    requests?
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Who Should Attend?
  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Financial officers
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Senior management
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Program directors
  • Budget directors
  • Accounting staff
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

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.