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10 Steps to Becoming a Better Grant Manager: A Road Map for Federal Grant Success

Description: 
In this presentation, Lucy will walk step-by-step through the grant management lifecycle and share key tips for becoming a better grant manager.  Discover how to cut through the through the "overwhelm" of federal grant regulations with a simple shortcut that can be put in place immediately.  Whether you are a grant "newbie" starting your career or a seasoned professional moving into consulting, training, or publishing and looking to support others in their career development, this workshop demonstrates a proven path to improving grant readiness at your organization.

Because here's the truth about federal grants"¦the opportunities are increasing"¦dramatically! The amount of funding dedicated to federal awards is expected to hit the highest level in over a decade this year with more than $750 billion dollars obligated. And that means the power to help others in our communities is unprecedented. But with great power comes great responsibility and this is no exception.  As funding grows, so do expectations from funders for less risk and increased accountability and transparency of spending.  

Learn ways that you can be more "grant-ready" with less effort while supporting the demands of funders for a well-trained and accountable workforce.  Watch as Lucy demonstrates methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders.  Feel more confident as she demonstrates post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development. Attendees will also receive access to additional resources that support grant professionals on their individual grant journeys as they grow in their skills and expertise.   

GPC Competencies Addressed:
Post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development 
Methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders 

Speaker: 

Lucy Morgan is a GPA Approved Trainer with over a decade in the field of grant management. She is a CPA, MBA, Speaker, Author of 3 books and a leading authority on Federal grant management for non-profits, institutions of higher education and state, local and tribal governments. She has written over 250 articles on grant management topics which are featured on LinkedIn, industry publications and the MyFedTrainer.com blog. She regularly trains grant professionals from across the United States.
A consultant since 2008, Lisa Sihvonen-Binder specializes in grants, development plans, and publications. She holds an MS, Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy, and a BA, Writing. Prior to consulting she worked for over 17 years in publications and program management for nonprofits and corporations. She is a board member of the Grant Professionals Foundation, an adjunct faculty member at Bay Path University and an editor of nonprofit management and fundraising books for CharityChannel Press.