March 2017: Deconstructing a Budget


  • How to overcome your challenges related to developing a grant budget

  • How to make sure your grant budget and the narrative tell the same story

  • Understand the key elements of a clear and concise budget

This session will present budget basics, an overview of private and corporate grant proposal budgets. Participants will learn what to include in a program budget and how to demonstrate your needs through comprehensive financial narrative. Examples of successful budget formats and sample budget templates will be provided. Discover what you need to know about putting the numbers on paper to win successful awards.

Grant Professional Certification (GPC) Competencies covered in this session:

  • Identify effective practices for developing realistic, accurate line-item and narrative budgets and for expressing the relationship between line-items and project activities in the budget narrative.
  • Identify sources of in-kind matches for project budgets.

Who’s Invited:
Anyone interested in the grants profession

OneOC Training Room, Suite 100
1901 E. 4th Street – Santa Ana

Monday, March 27, 2017
12 noon – 1:30PM

Free for Premium and GPA Members
$15 accelerated member
$25 basic & not yet member.



 Leah Nosek Jones

Presenter: Leah Nosek Jones, MSW, GPC  – Grant Consultant

Leah has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than a decade. She holds a Masters in Social Work and Public Policy from New York University. She also holds a Grant Professionals Certification credential through the Grant Professionals Association. Leah works as a full-time grant consultant in the healthcare and human services industries.  She has extensive experience working with non-profits of all sizes, collaborating with front-line staff, directors and executives to develop comprehensive fundraising strategies and prepare complex grant proposals. Leah has successfully received over $5 million in grant awards from a wide range of national and regional funders including corporate and private foundations.