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Virtual Learning ( January 2022)
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Category: Webinars

Virtual Learning

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

FREE for Members! | $25 for Members to Purchase CPEs
Non-members—CPE Not Included
$174! (includes optional 1-year complimentary NGMA membership)
Non-members with CPE Included $199 (includes optional 1-year complimentary NGMA membership)


Grant Pro-isms: Catchy, Succinct, and Clever Ways to Explain Grants
Presented by Johna Rodgers, GPC, Johna Rodgers Consulting

It is a conversation heard around the world: -No, we can't pay for something we're already doing. That would be supplanting! -Or, No, we shouldn't just ask to fund a position. No one wants to pay for that! -Or, Well, yes, we could do that. But we could also light our pants on fire. Your choice!! Colleagues, partners, and board members must understand grants but they seldom do. Our work is complicated, yet many of our stakeholders have no clue about the specifics. Wouldn't it be great to have a few simple, clear, even funny ways to help everyone get on the same page? That is this session. Join us as we discuss easy ways to talk through difficult concepts with our friends and supervisors. We call them Grant Pro-Isms, and they include funny and memorable analogies that are simple to understand, ranging from cupcakes to football to mother-of-the-bride dresses. There's something here for everyone!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn clear differences between whining and communication.

  • Eliminate jargon from their stakeholder discussions.

  • Accept their roles as hand-holders in stakeholder education and understanding.

  • Discover new ways to think about (and communicate) complicated grant pro issues.



In order to be awarded the full CPE credit,
you must respond to all three of the polling questions asked during the program.

Participants will earn 1 CPE credits (if purchased): Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites   None  
Who Should Attend   Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors  
Program Level   Overview
Advance Preparation   None  
Delivery Method   Group Internet Based


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Event Policies  

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For additional information or assistance with registration, please contact Kelli Klepic at [email protected] or (202) 997-9982


National Grants Management Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.