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On-Demand Webinar

Budget Writing Tactics to Improve Your Grant Funding

$197.00 $167.00

On-Demand Webinar

Budget Writing Tactics to Improve Your Grant Funding

$197.00 $167.00

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  • In many instances, your budget is the first thing reviewers jump to before digging into your full application. They are looking for a comprehensive, bulletproof picture of your research through your budget. Unbelievably, what they typically find are inconsistencies that leave them scratching their heads – and your funding in question.

    The problem is that most researchers complete their budget at the end of their application process, and it shows.

    To get your funding approved, your budget must be an integrated part of your proposal, and a supporting component of your storytelling efforts.  It sounds easy enough, but exactly how do you make this happen?

    That’s where grant writing expert, Diane H. Leonard, GPC, can help. During her online training she’ll walk you through each step of creating a budget. You’ll receive numerous budget form examples, and learn how they can help you more successfully tell your project’s story (including both single and multi-year grants for federal, state, and foundation funding). By implementing the proven strategies you’ll receive during this training, you’ll be able to create a winning budget and boost your chances of funding.

    IMPORTANT:  If you think reviewers can’t use your budget in determining their final approval, think again. There are absolutely grants where your budget is fair game and included in their final approval process. Also, even when reviewers aren’t supposed to use your grant to issue funding, in reality they do. 

    Thinking like a grant maker when analyzing your budgets and budget justifications is critical. If you don’t paint a clear picture of how you’re going to spend the grant maker’s dollars, you won't get funded.  Find out how to use your budget to boost funder confidence in your research and approve your funding by signing up for this must-watch training today.


    100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or a Full Refund.

    You take no risk whatsoever. If you find this essential session doesn't meet your expectations or you are not satisfied for any reason, simply let us know.

  • Here are just a few of the practical, front-line budget-writing tactics you’ll receive by taking advantage of this 60-minute training:

    • Improve your grant narrative consistency, including work plans and logic models
    • Use your budget and budget justification to show sustainability for your research
    • Cut through budget form and requirement confusion over various grant makers
    • More clearly explain the components of your fringe benefit rates
    • Pin down vague budget justifications/narratives to give reviewers what they want
    • Determine when and when not to include calculations to make your budget more understandable
    • Effectively present other committed and pending funding, and still get approved
    • Weed out documents that work against your budget narrative’s cohesive story
    • Write a compelling budget justification that gets reviewers rooting for you
    • Present a grant budget that sells your project’s story and makes you fundable
    • More accurately estimate your travel expenses, supplies and program materials
    • And so much more…

    Who Should Attend:

    Whether new or experienced in the field of grant seeking, this webinar will benefit any grant seeker that worries their budgets and budget justifications are not garnering them all the available points for an application or are an area for improvement.


    100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or a Full Refund.

    You take no risk whatsoever. If you find this essential session doesn't meet your expectations or you are not satisfied for any reason, simply let us know.

  • Meet Your Expert: Diane H. Leonard, GPC

    Diane H. Leonard, GPCDiane H. Leonard, GPC is Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and an Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association. Diane has personally secured more than $48.6 million dollars in competitive grant funds for her clients since founding her consulting firm, DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006. Diane began her work in philanthropy by serving as a grantmaker, and continues to draw on that experience by serving as a reviewer for a variety of grantmakers each year. When she’s not working on grant applications for the federal government, state and local governments, or private foundations, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.