Looking to re-submit a proposal that didn’t get funded last year? Applying for a new funding opportunity? Or re-applying for a highly competitive grant? If this sounds like you, listen up! Grant proposals are denied for so many different reasons and sometimes, unbeknownst to us. In the best cases, you get reviewer feedback, but more likely you are left wondering where your proposal went wrong and what could be done differently to set it apart from the flood of other applicants. Fear not – here are some tried and true, back-to-the-basics ways to improve your proposal and elevate it from the competition.  

  Grant Management: Allowability and Cost Principles Session 4 of the Grant Management Series One of the most common questions during program implementation is whether a particular expenditure a program would like to make is allowable with federal funds, especially if the budget in the grant proposal was...

    Ethics: Grant Ethics for Consultants Session 8 of the Ethics Series While all nonprofit professionals have many ethical issues to consider as they conduct pre-award and post-award grant activities, grant consultants have additional areas of which to be mindful because they run their own businesses instead of...

  Ethics: The Ethics of Program Implementation and Reporting Session 7 of the Ethics Series While ethics must be considered in all stages of the grant lifecycle, the part that most people worry about is program implementation and reporting. Here grant professionals worry about wearing orange jumpsuits because...

  Grant Management: Audit Requirements and Responsibilities Session 8 of the Grant Management Series Grant recipients have an ethical and legal responsibility to follow established guidelines and best practices participating in an audit. In the Audit Requirements and Responsibilities webinar, the presenter will highlight these responsibilities and will...

    Grant Management: Award Closeout Session 7 of the Grant Management Series Grant recipients have an ethical and legal responsibility to follow established guidelines and best practices when closing out awards. In the Award Closeout webinar, the presenter will highlight these responsibilities and will share action steps for...

  Grant Management: Internal Controls – The Policies and Procedures of Grant Management Session 5 of the Grant Management Series Many organizations know that they should have policies and procedures for grants management, but they don’t know what that really means for their organization. In this Internal Controls...

  Grant Management: Grant Management Systems Session 3 of the Grant Management Series A common mistake made by many organizations is to assume that if they have financial management software, they are ready to manage federal funding. In this Grant Management Systems webinar, the presenter will provide information about what elements...

  Grant Management: Pre-Award Federal Activities – from Appropriations to Award Session 2 of the Grant Management Series For many organizations, the federal government is a mystery – grants are advertised, and grants are awarded without any understanding of how either happen. In this From Appropriations to Review...

  Grant Management: An Introduction to Federal Assistance Session 1 of the Grant Management Series The federal government provides financial assistance in a variety of ways both directly and indirectly and many organizations are challenged by knowing which rules to follow, especially if they conflict with each other....