Budgeting 101

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Part of a series on fund development

Core Competencies: Fiscal Management, Management, Planning
Originally presented on September 17, 2008
This is the archived version

Program Description

The Budgeting 101 webinar is a 60-minute online learning program about preparing departmental or division budgets. Topics covered during the program include the basics of budgeting and budget terms as well as the actual mechanics of the budgeting process. Also, suggestions for creating and implementing budgets that help the department/programming board get the most out of their money are explored.

Presenter Information

Rick Gardner is the associate director for campus activities at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s degree in higher education from The Ohio State University. He has served in various capacities in student affairs during the last 16 years, including at The Ohio State University, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University.

Ryan Willerton serves as the director of student activities at the University of Notre Dame, where he oversees LaFortune Student Center and three other campus venues. During his 10-year career at Notre Dame, he has advised a number of student organizations, including Financial Management Board, Club Coordination Council, and The Shirt Project, an annual student fund-raising initiative that raises more than $400,000 per year. 

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of budgeting
  • Know legal principles and terms related to budgeting
  • Identify opportunities to efficiently structure their budget


Updated Nov. 4, 2009