If you are the leader of a nonprofit organization, you have almost certainly been asked to predict the future revenue and expenses during the annual budget season. And if you've ever been in a cash crunch, you may have wished you'd planned a little more rigorously earlier in the year. At Elevate, we know this task can feel challenging at best, and near-impossible at worst - which is why we want to share our secrets behind the same forecasting and projection process we use to produce forecasting charts for our nonprofit clients.
In this webinar, presented by Alayna Buckner, we'll cover:
- why forecasting is important;
- how often to go through the forecasting process; and
- how to create your own forecasting or projections chart for your organization.
This training is ideal for development managers, directors of development, leaders of small nonprofit organizations, and other nonprofit and fundraising professionals who want a better understanding of the budgeting and forecasting process. It is also helpful for grantwriters looking to deepen their understanding of nonprofit budgets and finance practice.
Alayna Buckner is a licensed nonprofit consultant who has raised tens of millions of dollars for local and national nonprofits. In 2013, she founded Elevate, a grant writing firm that partners with nonprofits across the country to build and run their grant programs. Since 2013, Elevate has worked for over 200 nonprofit organizations and drafted more than 14,000 proposals; last year alone, Elevate raised more than $66 million for its nonprofit clients.