Building Budgets for Funders
May 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am$18
This “math-free” workshop will help your organization plan and create operating and program budgets, with a focus on the role of budgets in funding proposals and applications. Participants will learn:
- Budget elements that accurately portray an organization and its programs.
- Methods of sharing costs among programs
- Approaches for prorating expenses between administration and program costs
- To determine the fair value of in-kind contributions and services
- “Cost per outcome” scenarios to generate requests for funding
- Tips for formatting and presenting budgets in proposals and applications for funding
Participants receive templates in Microsoft Word and Excel formats to help them develop budgets.
Cheryl Einsele is the founder and owner of Candela Content, a grant writing consulting business passionate about helping nonprofit organizations reach their potential to better serve their missions. Cheryl left the business sector in 2005 to become a fundraiser and started Candela Content in 2011. The mix of business, fundraising and grant writing experience led to a proven grant writing process rooted in strategy that aligns an organization’s annual financial needs with corporate, private and government funding sources.
Sharyn Goodson, the Leichtag Foundation’s Vice President of Philanthropy & Organizational Development, works to optimize the Foundation’s impact, enhancing integration and effectiveness internally across programs and departments, and externally though effective philanthropic partnerships, initiatives and grant making. Sharyn oversees grant making and philanthropic strategies and partnerships, as well as organizational development efforts, supporting staff, programs and initiatives across all strategic areas to produce multiple and leveraged bottom lines. Sharyn holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential.
In April 2010, Sharyn joined the Leichtag Foundation as its first Program Officer. Beginning in 2012, she also began managing the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego’s philanthropy programs and served as the lead contact for major family funds and foundations as well as the Jewish Women’s Foundation. Her most recent role at the Jewish Community Foundation was as its Vice President of Philanthropy.
Previously, Sharyn was Director of Grants of Jewish Family Service of San Diego and Program Director of the Aspen Community Foundation in Aspen, CO. Sharyn also served on the board of San Diego Grantmakers.