Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to Noon 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 
Volunteer Center McHenry County 

Cancellation Policy

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:

-One week or more prior to start date: 
5% cancellation fee applies.

-Less than one week prior to start date: 
No refund is available. 

This includes those paying with a check. If you have registered for an event but cannot attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person. Please contact us for assistance. 

Please note, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule workshops based on attendance. In the case of a cancellation, you will be contacted promptly about a refund and other opportunities.

If a class is cancelled due to weather conditions, we reserve the right to change the presentation to a webinar and will notify participants as quickly as possible.

Thank you.

Negotiating and Calculating Indirect Rates for Grant Applications 

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

Meet the Trainer: 

Anna-Mary Walker, MAM, Principal Consultant, AM/PM Solutions & Services


Tuesday, January 7 from 9:00 am - Noon

Volunteer Center McHenry County, Room E/F
620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Non-Member Fee: $59.99
Bronze Member Fee: $47.99
Silver Member/Sponsorship Fee: $23.99

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. CEUs/CPEs are $5.00 with online registration or $10.00 at the door.

For more information call 815-344-4483 or visit us at:
Volunteer Center McHenry County