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Demystifying Budgets: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

This workshop will discuss three areas: 1) Guiding the grant planning with budgets; 2) Building budgets and budget narratives with easy-to-use budget calculators; and 3) Managing grant budgets. Details on budget categories, allowable/unallowable costs, in-kind and cash matches, indirect costs and other budget definitions. The presentation will include real examples from federal, state and foundation budgets. Participants have the opportunity to share budget ideas, challenges, and best practices in budget management. Budget calculators will be includes for salary and benefits, indirect, and travel. 

GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application 
Strategies for effective program and project design and development 
Post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development 

Lauren has more than 25 years' experience in helping non-profits, colleges and K-12 raise funds with the last 18 years at Washoe County School District (Reno, NV) Grants Department where she helped lead the department from obtaining $12 million annually in grants to more than $70 million annually. She was one of the first three people in Nevada to receive the GPC. She is a founding member of NV GPA and is past president. She was named Fundraiser of the Year in 2011 by the AFP Sierra Chapter.