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Includes 13 ways to mess up a grant budget; presented by Robert Seestadt to Michigan Nonprofit Association sponsored conference Oct '09

Includes 13 ways to mess up a grant budget; presented by Robert Seestadt to Michigan Nonprofit Association sponsored conference Oct '09

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    Nonprofit Grant Budgeting Nonprofit Grant Budgeting Presentation Transcript

    • Budgeting Basics ©2009 Robert Seestadt / CFOShare LLC Nonprofit Accounting and Finance cfoshare.com 248.714.9400
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt Introduction Agenda and Format
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt Budget Types Enterprise vs. Grant-specific
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt Enterprise Budget Significant Elements
      • Setting objectives
      • Top down & bottom up
      • Dealing with uncertainty
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt Discussion
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt
      • Proposal
      • Application
      • Worksheets & supporting information
      • Reporting back
      Grant / Project Budget Key Elements
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt
      • Wages & fringes
      • Indirect costs
      • In-kind
      • Matching requirements
      Grant / Project Budget Aspects
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt Discussion
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt How to mess up a grant budget
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 13. Under-report true cost of program
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 12. Wrong formulas; errors in worksheet
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 11. Unclear/lack of “outcomes” in proposal and report
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 10. Include “unallowable” costs
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 9. Do not include finance team upfront
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 8. Don’t read grant guidelines & criteria
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 7. Miss deadlines
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 6. No accountability for executing program
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 5. Funding does not fit organization mission
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 4. Unapproved budget / actual variances
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 3. Wait until last minute to prepare
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 2. Don’t understand funder’s mission
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt 1. No outside review before submission
    • Nonprofit Budgeting ©2009 Robert Seestadt Discussion & Close