How to Create Program Budgets For Grants: Be “Generally Specific”, by Funding for Good

How to Create Program Budgets For Grants: Be “Generally Specific” is FREE courtesy of Funding for Good

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Creating a new program, writing grants for current programs, or working on the budgeting process at your nonprofit organization requires creativity. In this video, Mandy will explain how to write creative budgets with budget line items and how to be generally specific. You will learn tips on how to create programs and projects and how they are written into grants.

0:25 Be generally specific with budget line items

0:34 Example: Line item for postage

1:00 Use “marketing expenses” to be more generally specific

1:33 Example: budget line item for staff training

2:00 Use “staff development” to be more generally specific

2:23 Example: budget line item for mileage reimbursement

2:27 Use “travel expenses” to be more generally specific

2:55 Being generally specific on grant budget line items allows for flexibility in how you spend grant dollars for your programs

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