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Budgeting Basics for Nonprofits

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $199.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $268.00


Gain a better understanding of practical budgeting skills for nonprofit management.

Many nonprofits create budgets based on previous expenses or grant structures. Budgets are planning processes that create or determine policy for any organization.

With some nonprofits who depend on their funding from typically one main source, nonprofits run financial risk when not using a budget process to plan for risk and market destabilization.

This topic helps nonprofit managers understand budgets from a different process that allows the nonprofit to gain independence with diversified revenues, innovate ways to save on budgets, and above all else prioritize people and mission over spending and controls. T

he strategies presented in this material will help nonprofits build reserves and better plan for the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to define proportional budgeting.
  • You will be able to describe budgeting strategies to diversity revenues and save on expenses.
  • You will be able to discuss the importance of people over mathematics when creating budgets.
  • You will be able to explain how to monitor budgets monthly.
This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

Building the Basic Budget

  • Building Expenses
  • Building Revenues
  • Building Planned Savings (Reserves)

Budgeting Strategies

  • People Over Mathematics
  • Diversifying Revenues
  • Methods of Saving on Expenses

Proportional Budgeting Prioritizing Mission

  • Determine If Your Budget Is Properly Prioritized to Your Mission
  • Strategies to Align Your Budget to You Mission

Budget Monitoring

  • Revenue Trends
  • Expenses Trends
  • Grant Budgeting
  • Program Budgeting

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CPE

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.


Brad Lebowsky, Hunger For Success

  • Principal consultant
  • More than 25 years nonprofit management including but not limited to budgeting, finance, grant writing, strategic planning, board training, retention of donors, employees and volunteers, and professional development
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops throughout the West Coast. Living in the Portland, Oregon metro area
  • Wrote Downsizing: Alternatives for Companies; a resource for those affected
  • Blogs for Mac’s List:
  • M.B.A. degree in nonprofit management specializing in finance and budgeting; Bachelor’s degree in environmental and occupational health
  • Can be contacted at or on his website:

(Not available outside the US)