Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Volunteer Center McHenry County 
620 Dakota St
Room E/F
(Second Building)
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Rebecca Stiemke or Kelsey Podgorski 
Volunteer Center McHenry County 

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We rely on accurate attendance counts to make important arrangements for our workshops. If you need to cancel a workshop for any reason, the following refund schedule applies:
•Less than six weeks before start date: 10% cancellation fee applies.
•Less than one week before start date: 25% cancellation fee applies.
•48 hours or less before class start: No refund is available. This includes those paying with a check.
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Negotiating and Calculating Indirect Rates
for Grant Applications Workshop

NOTE: This workshop was originally scheduled for Nov. 27, 2018. It has been rescheduled for Jan. 9, 2019.

Most private and corporate foundations prefer to fund programs over general operating expenses. At the same time, nonprofits know that every program will consume a certain amount of general operating costs, including non-program staff time, space, utilities, and accounting.

Setting an effective indirect rate can mean the difference between a program being financially successful and consuming more resources than originally anticipated.

This workshop will demystify the process of determining, negotiating, and calculating indirect rates for private foundation and corporation grant applications. Attendees will learn what items typically qualify as indirect costs, how to negotiate the rate, and what to do if a grant application does not explicitly ask for indirect costs to be included as part of the project budget.


  • Understand the importance of including indirect costs in a program budget.
  • Identify project budget line items that qualify as indirect costs.
  • Set an indirect cost percentage for your organization.
  • Learn to negotiate an indirect cost rate with a grantor.

January 9, 2019
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bob Marovich, Independent Grant Writer
Sara Cohen, CFRE, Sara Cohen Consulting

Volunteer Center McHenry County
Room E/F (Second Building)
620 Dakota St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Non-Member Fee: $59.99
Bronze Member Fee: $47.99
Silver Member/Sponsorship Fee: $24.00

**NOTE: Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for participation in CLA workshops are available to participants. Continuing education credits are earned based on the instructional hours. CEU/CPE certificates are $5.00 online and $10.00 at the door.

For more information, call 815-344-4483 or visit us at volunteercentermchenrycounty.org.