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(Online short course) Budgeting Training

If an organisation’s budgeting is in order much of the impact of your programme can be improved, as well as giving extra credibility with donors, partners and other stakeholders. In short, good budgeting means good development.

We use a mixture of interactive approaches. The online guided learning includes audio and video recordings with facilitator input, and individual activities. This training provides you with the practical skills not only to know how the numbers are calculated, but also how to use financial information and systems in decision-making.

You will learn to use the techniques in your own organisation and with partners, and so see better decision-making and programme impact. This training includes a range of tools and materials to use in your organisation’s activities.

IMA International facilitators will guide and mentor your learning process, providing you with:

1. Practical exercises and reflection activities
2. Up to a 90-minute guided group webinar (recordings made available)
3. Presentations and video inputs
4. User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular work to a dedicated portfolio
5. Written resources and web links
6. Relevant case studies
7. Opportunity to apply financial management skills and techniques in your workplace
8. Scheduled access to tutors

The course will take between 6-8 hours and should be completed before the webinar date. The webinar will be approximately 90 min.


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Duration: The course will take between 6-8 hours

The price of the course excludes VAT which may be added depending on where you live and status of organisation.

Why choose this course

In the practical participatory sessions, you learn how to:

• Plan objectives and prepare a budget based on these, identifying the most important figures
• Monitor a budget, and identify items to query when reviewing a partner’s budget
• Manage cash flow and interpret how it strengthens financial management
• Explain how to budget in times of uncertainty.

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What you will learn

This Budgeting course covers all you need to know about budgeting in the international development sector. It includes a tour of budgeting processes and terminology, together with how to plan and monitor budgets and cash flow by identifying the most important figures. We give tips on how to manage budgets in uncertain times, which many organisations are now needing to consider very seriously.

We also look at budgeting as part of wider organisational management, particularly how to use this information to ask incisive questions of partners and donors, using a number of checklists.

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Learning financial management skills to build capacity


Using budgets and cash flow to make the future more certain and sustainable.
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