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May 14

Bringing It All Together: Budgeting, and Planning for Collaboration

May 14, 2024 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Webinar Recording

The webinar is being recorded. Within 2 weeks of the webinar, recordings will be posted at Recordings & Materials. Recordings will be available in English and in Spanish.

You can think of a grant budget as another way to describe a program and its activities. Everything you have proposed to do in the program is represented somewhere in the budget, and if an activity is missing from the budget, you need to ask why! Grant budgets also represent partnerships, collaborations, and community involvement activities.

Topics in this webinar will include:


  • Developing a program budget
  • Relating program design to budget
  • Determining expenses
  • Common budget terminology (FTE, fringe, and others)
  • Common budget structure
  • Showing calculations
  • Sustainability

Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Distinguishing collaboration vs. coordination
  • Ways of engaging: consortium, stakeholder groups, partnerships, advisory councils
  • Requirements in an application (letters of support, memoranda of understanding)
  • Planning a collaborative project, budgeting and accountability for a collaborative project
  • Managing the funded project with partners


Angela Robinson, ARR Consulting Services

Angela Robinson has many years of experience in finance and leadership, serving as a Director of Finance/Administration or a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Through her consulting firm, ARR Consulting Services, she provides mentoring and coaching in accounting and finance, interim CFO services, and finance training. Her main goal in coaching and mentoring is to be a sounding board for accountants from diverse backgrounds and persons of color.


Kirin Kumar, Northern California Grantmakers

Kirin Kumar is the Director for Climate and Disaster Resilience at Northern California Grantmakers. Prior to that, he was a deputy director with the California Strategic Growth Council, within the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and worked to promote an intersectional and community-first approach to tackling the climate crisis.

Jasneet Sharma, County of Santa Clara

Jasneet Sharma is the Director of Sustainability for the County of Santa Clara and an advisor of the Santa Clara County Climate Collaborative. She leads with the perspective that sustainability and climate work in the county happen most effectively through partnerships.

Katie Strautman, Gary Bess Associates

Katie Strautman is a principal at Gary Bess Associates. Katie specializes in community needs assessment, program evaluation, and grant proposal development, and she leads GBA’s expertise in federally qualified health centers, a federal capacity-building grant program with rigorous requirements for formal community partnerships and cooperation.