When it comes to budgeting I’ll be the first to admit that it can be a challenge.
When my first school secretary handed me my band/orchestra/general music budget at my first teaching job at a brand new school….I didn’t have a clue what I was looking at.
Or, I did. Because it said “Budget” at the top. But I didn’t understand it. And I didn’t know how to use it.
What I’ve learned over the years is this: financial statements have ONE PURPOSE and that purpose is….
…..drum roll please….
Once you understand this, things become a lot easier. Your budget [and all other financial documents/statements/conversations] are purely to help you make decisions.
So an effective budget should be designed to help you with just that. Whether you’re planning to buy new instruments, have limited funding, or need to raise some funds…having a working budget that auto-calculates is just the ticket.
Now, I created this video as a bonus for my online course, Confident Grant Writing, but I’ve had so many people ask me how to do it that I’ve decided to let this metaphorical cat out of the metaphorical box and give it to you.[You should still join the online course, though. I promise that grant funding is one of the most efficient ways you can get $$$ for your program needs…Just sayin’].
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