Question Preview: Magnetic Grant Budgets
Grant budgets can and do make or break grant applications. A good grant budget will attract the reviewer, it is clear, answers questions, is (often) supported by a budget narrative and perfectly aligned with the grant narrative.
In other words, a grant budget can be a points magnet, securing points by confirming that you have a solid project plan and a sustainable, fiscally responsible organization.
This week, our conversation on #Grantchat is focused on how to build a magnetic grant budget.
A1: How involved are you in developing your organization’s or client’s annual budget? #grantchat
A2: How involved are you in developing grant budgets? Who develops the grant budgets? #grantchat
A3: What are the key elements of clear, attractive grant budgets? #grantchat
A4: How and when do grant budgets fail to strengthen a grant application? #grantchat
A5: How do you deal with the various budget formats that funders request/require? #grantchat
A6: What are you top 3 frustrations with grant budgets? #grantchat
A7: What are your top 3 tools or steps to build a successful grant budget? #grantchat
A8: What steps do you take to make sure the budget makes sense to the reviewer and aligns with the app? #grantchat
A9: How have you changed your grant budget development process throughout your career? #grantchat
A10: What other tips and advice do you have for new grant pros, new organizations or agencies regarding grant budgets? #grantchat
We are looking forward to having you join us on August 11, 2015 at 12 pm ET for “Magnetic Grant Budgets” on @Grant_Chat, sponsored by Smartegrants @smartegrants and co-moderated by Jo Miller @JM_grants and Diane Leonard @DianeHLeonard.