After collecting data from tens of thousands of individuals across the public sector we discovered what really makes grant management so difficult. Lack of formal training.
"69% not trained before taking on grant activities"
In many business disciplines such as finance, management and human resources, there are decades of best practice, theory and education focused on improving the practices in their respective fields. Grant management does not benefit from the same history of well-established standards. Fortunately, training is not a complex problem to solve. We've provided you a library of resources and videos to help you get started on improving your grant management process.
For the Beginner - Defining the Basics
Learn about competitive, formula, continuation, and pass-through grants to help you search for sources of grant revenue.
Become familiar with the acronyms most frequently used by grantor agencies.
While there are many other myths out there, the following resource should be a good start to setting the record straight.
"Dr. Bev" talks about building your nonprofit organization’s capacity to apply for grants. This is a must read.
For the Administrator - How to Think About Process
Focus on finding the right grant funding opportunities and better proposal development.
In today’s digital, connected world the consumption of data simply exceeds the capabilities of spreadsheets.
"Dr. Bev" discusses how to expand your realm of potential funders to meet some of those smaller line item needs.
An internal form to track key grant information for state and federal grants you intend to pursue.
A free internal risk assessment form to determine if you should pursue a grant.
Create an internal system of application approval, accounting, financial administration and reporting of grants.
The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) represents the most sweeping federal grant reform in 50 years. Learn what this means for you. Watch the videos.What Is New Under The Uniform Guidance (33:10)
More free training videos.
Grant management today is a mix of disparate systems and confusing processes across all stages of the grant life cycle. Even the most basic of information, such as reporting total federal grant awards, cannot be produced without significant, disruptive effort in many organizations. Developing better standards is key to better performance and increased capacity. Download our guide to learn how to develop the 3 key characteristics you need to maximize your grant funding.
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