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Bullet Proof Budgets: Crafting a Winning Proposal Budget

A mission-driven budget helps your grant proposal tell the whole story. That’s why it’s important to paint an honest, clear, and complete picture to accurately communicate the total value of all the resources necessary to perform the proposed work.

In this on-demand webinar we'll cover:

  • What is the best form to use to plan your proposal budget
  • How to identify key issues and challenges in each of the 6 major budget categories
  • Behind-the-scenes view of how grantmakers evaluate your proposal budget - and what it tells them about your organization
  • Clear the confusion of volunteer time value, accounting for “match,” handling administration/indirect costs, and other perplexing budget issues every grantwriter faces
  • Task and grant management techniques to help keep your budget and proposal development on track
  • How to save and manage your budget and other key documents in a central repository


Maryn Boess, Founder and Principal Trainer of GrantsMagic U
Grants Magic U, is a "virtual academy" created to make Maryn's extensive portfolio of practical and inspirational trainings on successful grantsmanship available (and affordable) for anyone, anytime, anywhere.

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About the Author

Over her 25+ year career in the nonprofit world, Maryn has been an on-staff program developer and grant writer; an independent grants consultant; a grants project manager; a grants trainer; a grants reviewer, author, speaker, mentor and coach; and – yes – for the past 16 years, even a grantmaker. Grants Magic U, launched in fall 2015, is the “virtual academy” she created to make her extensive portfolio of practical and inspiring trainings on successful grantsmanship available (and affordable!) for anyone, anytime, anywhere.

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