SAMHSA - Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Session 1 of the Federal Agency Series In this session, we will educate the participants in the core mission, principles, and strategic priorities the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration works by, their budget, and what that...

    Grants 301: Techniques and Tools to Support an Ethical Transition from Pre-Award to Post-Award Activities Session 7 of the Grants 301 Series We've probably all been in a situation when the executive, program, or financial staff at our organization say, "We'll figure it out if you can...

What about January makes us habitually declare resolutions that will result in a new and improved version of ourselves? It could be that following a season of holiday parties and socks filled with candy, we need a hard reset. Or the accountability en-mass as like-minded individuals dredge out of their homes to the gym. Research shows goal-setters have a higher success rate when starting the commitment to pursue a goal after a temporal landmark (e.g., a new week, month, birthday, or holiday); this is called the “fresh start effect.” This phenomenon of New Year’s resolutions is more common in the United States. A poll conducted for the last three years reports that 44% of U.S. participants set a new goal, while only 12-18% of Swedish residents make a resolution.

  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...

  Ethics: Creating Ethical Grant Budgets and Sustainability Plans Session 6 of the Ethics Series For many organizations, a federal grant will be a significant expansion to an existing program or the initial funding for a program that does not yet exist. This can make the creation of...

  Ethics: The Ethics of Program Design: Plans and Partners Session 5 of the Ethics Series Creating a high-quality grant proposal can be challenging when organizations may also be designing the program at the same time. Alignment to the mission of the organization and its strategic plan versus...

    Ethics: Ethics for Grant Proposal Need Statements Session 4 of the Ethics Series The way grant professionals describe the needs of their community is an important part of persuading reviewers and grant funders to award a grant. Which need is greatest and most aligned to the funders’...