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Grants Management - "Assembling the Nuts & Bolts of Successful Grants Management"

This session will present the basic aspects and inner workings for federal, state and local grants management and administration. The benefits of a centralized grants structure and processes will be presented along with procedures, compliance tracking and monitoring, and useful forms for managing large to small grants.

The objective is to gain from other agencies process's and procedures and take away useful tips, tools, and templates that will benefit in managing multiple grants.

GPC Competencies Addressed:
Nationally recognized standards of ethical practice by grant developers
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 
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers 

Stacey Brechler-Knaggs has worked for the City of Flagstaff for 35 years with 28 years of Grants and Contracts Management experience. She administers more than 18 million a year in Federal, State, and local grants and oversees hundreds of city-wide agreements. The position involves city-wide pre and post-award grant management and contract administration of all term contracts, lease, license, intergovernmental, development, and general agreements.

Sharon Skinner is the Grants Coordinator for the City of Mesa, Arizona. An experienced non-profit development and grants consultant with over 19 years of experience, she has served as a grant reviewer at the federal, state, city and foundation levels. She holds a B.A. in English, an M.A. from Prescott College, and a GPC (2007) and a Grants Management Certificate. Sharon has experience in Strategic Planning, Business Mapping, Marketing, Copywriting, Program Development, and Project Management.