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Suncoast Chapter: nVision with NGMA October 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Chapter Events

Suncoast Chapter: nVision with NGMA

Tuesday, October 30    |    11:30 am - 4 pm


NGMA’s Executive Director, Shelly Slebrch is returning
to Tampa!


ALL grant professionals are invited
to NGMA’s FREE Suncoast Chapter
nVision visit!

Lunch will be provided!

Attendees should come prepared to:

  • Meet other grant professionals through a fun group ice breaker
  • Hear about NGMA’s newest member benefits, grant training resources and programs
  • Gain insight about current federal initiatives and discussions
  • Participate in an open forum to better your local Chapter and NGMA programming

The Art of Grant Writing

Heather Pullen, Senior Public Affairs Consultant, Langton Consulting

In this presentation we will explore tips and techniques for improving the readability of a grant proposal, suggestions on how to persuade a grant reviewer to see your viewpoint, and discuss tools that modern grant writers can use for better organization and time management.

Negotiating and Accepting a Grant Award

Glenn McCormick, JD, CGMS, Senior Grants Research Specialist-Compliance, Broward County, FL

An often overlooked and misunderstood part of the grant life cycle is Negotiating and Accepting a grant award. What are your options if more or less funding is offered, the period for performance or your circumstances have changed? This presentation examines grantor and grantee options when the terms and conditions of an award are different than those set out in the NOFA. Strategies for negotiation, revising the budget, adjusting outcomes and scope of work, as well as knowing when to walk away will be discussed in this interactive session.

The Grant Lifecycle

Cherrise Wilks, MPA, FCCM, GPC, President/CEO, Affinity Consulting Group NEFL, LLC

The grant lifecycle provides a general overview of the phases of the pre-award and post-award cycles for all grant professionals. Learning objectives for this presentation includes: define when to pursue a grant, define the stages of the grant lifecycle, identify a few free and paid resources to fund your project, identify tools to effectively write grants utilizing best practices, inform the audience of best practices to manage grants effectively, and recognize common mistakes made during the post award cycle.




This event is open to all grant professionals. If you need additional information or need assistance with registration, please contact Kelli Klepic at [email protected] or (202) 997-9982.


  11am Registration  
  11:30am-12:45pm Lunch, Welcome and NGMA Updates by Shelly Slebrch, NGMA Executive Director  
  12:45pm-1:45pm The Art of Grant Writing by Heather Pullen, Langton Consulting  
  1:45pm-2pm Break  
  2pm-3pm Negotiating  and Accepting a Grant Award by Glenn McCormick, Broward County, FL  
  3pm-4pm The Grant Lifecycle by Cherrise Wilks, Affinity Consulting Group  




Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
1002 East Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605



For questions regarding the NGMA Suncoast Chapter, please contact Patrick Ballinger at [email protected] or Helen Gornes at [email protected].


Tuesday, October 30
Time: 11:30 am - 4 pm
Event Categories: Chapter, Chapter Event


Patrick Ballinger
Email: [email protected]

Helen Gornes
Email: [email protected]





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