Partner Events Calendar

 

     
 

 

Webinar
Effective Grant Budgeting and Easier Financial Reporting
2-2:30 p.m. ET  |  February 21, 2024
 
How you create and maintain your grant budget is essential to meeting funder reporting requirements and maintaining compliance with internal financial policies and processes. Accurate and comprehensive grant budgets and spend plans are key for an organization to effectively scope and implement their projects, empowering them to track and monitor progress as well as identify risks that need to be mitigated along the way.

Once the budget plan is built, you’ll need a process for tracking, reconciliation, and reporting (which all becomes more complex if you are also regranting funds). Ultimately, all of this should not only support your compliance efforts but also amplify the impact of your programs. While essential, it can certainly feel daunting.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • The essentials of budgeting for grant projects.

  • Financial reporting requirements and best practices.

  • How a grant management system (GMS) can complement an ERP or financial system.

 You’ll walk away with:

  • Our Grant Compliance & Reporting Requirements Explainer that outlines the key legislative acts, regulations, and funding changes redefining grant management. We also provide practical steps to help you navigate the increased demands for transparency, accountability, and efficiency in this new environment.

Webinar
Grant Reporting That Drives Impact and Demonstrates Results
2-2:30 p.m. ET  |  March 6, 2024
 
Effective grant reporting is about more than data—it is about demonstrating results. However, it does require gathering the right data and then organizing it in a variety of ways to support both compliance and impact. Doing this well starts with clearly defining goals for your grant program and implementing the process (and system) to gather and organize the data. This will provide insight into your progress, alert you to risks, and ultimately populate the reports you need to show success to your organization, funders, and your community

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • How to set clearly defined goals to prove program success

  • Gathering the right data, with the right detail, and for the right audience

  • Different reporting formats and requirements

  • Tips for communicating project outcomes, impact, and financial information in a compelling manner

 You’ll walk away with:

  • A customer case study to get a deeper understanding of the real-life impact of having access to real-time data and reporting.

Webinar
Navigating Compliance: The Vital Role of a Grant Management System
2-2:30 p.m. ET  |  March 20, 2024
 
The final webinar in this series demonstrates how a grant management system (GMS), specifically AmpliFund, enables you to implement the reporting and compliance activities detailed in webinars #1 and #2. With ever-evolving federal requirements and growing opportunities for grant funding, a GMS is now essential as it enables vital data management and reporting that is key to compliance. It is also helps demonstrate to funders the value of the programs their grant dollars support.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • The value of data and document centralization

  • Tying grant activities to performance metrics, goals, and measurable outcomes

  • Reviewing example reports, including a SEFA report, and leveraging the built-in report scheduler

 You’ll walk away with:

  • Our Guide to the Essentials of Grant Compliance and Reporting

 
     
     
 

 

 

 

On-Demand Course
Customer Service Excellence (ADMB7003 & ADMB7004)

Become "customer-driven" and learn how to take service to the top, inspiring others to provide quality service. Gain proficiency in identifying your internal and external customers. Discover the latest methods for enhancing customer service and handling problems, including anticipating and responding to customers' needs.

On-Demand Course
Managing Multiple Priorities (ADMB7007)

Regain control over your workload, increase your efficiency, and ease your stress. Learn ways to dig out from beneath the mountain of paperwork, emails, and assignments, and eliminate anxiety over and frustration about your many responsibilities. Discover strategies for goal setting and prioritizing, as well as methods for overcoming procrastination. Learn to handle professional challenges with confidence!

On-Demand Course
Effective Communication with Customers (COMM8000)

Develop superior customer service by learning the basics of effective communication to successfully interact with internal and external customers. Become adept at recognizing and anticipating the needs of others; being flexible when handling requests and complaints; and spotting and responding to important verbal and nonverbal messages.

On-Demand Course
Briefing Techniques (COMM7002)

Develop your ability to give concise briefings that convey your main message quickly and clearly. Learn and practice essential strategies for delivering short structured briefings in this hands-on course. Your briefings are recorded for playback, and your instructor will provide useful coaching and tips.

On-Demand Course
Negotiating Techniques (MGMT9104 & MGMT9105)

Learn to create win-win situations and improve work relationships with colleagues, employees, customers, and others. Focus on issues of negotiation, including using multiple strategies, applying the no-fault formula, interest-based methods, and empathy in the negotiation process.

Online  In-Person On-site Course
Editing for Impact (EDIT7100)

Gain the skills for revising your business documents to improve their clarity and accuracy. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 mandates that government documents be easily understood and well organized. Learn how to revise documents to give your main ideas greater power and emphasis. Become proficient at spotting and correcting common punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviation errors, as well as frequently misused words.

Online  |  In-Person  On-site Course
Writing for Results (WRIT7110)

Create documents that achieve results. Learn to analyze each writing situation-focusing on your purpose, reader, and context. Write effective explanations and instructions, using lists, headings, and graphics to get the job done. Write convincing arguments, clearly stating your position and supporting it effectively. Avoid logical fallacies in your writing and learn to spot them in messages you receive. Use writing to convince your reader and achieve real-world results. Use plain language as mandated by the Federal Plain Writing Act of 2010.

Online  |  In-Person  On-site Course
Clear Writing through Critical Thinking (WRIT7100)

Think more clearly by improving your writing. Write more clearly by improving your thinking. Understand critical thinking and learn strategies for deeper and deeper levels of thinking. Improve your thought process at each stage of the writing process. Create logical and persuasive arguments, and recognize and remove faulty logic. Sharpen your problem-solving skills and enhance group success. Write plainly as mandated by the Federal Plain Writing Act of 2011 and empower your career with critical thinking and clear writing.

Online  |  In-Person  |  On-site Course
Overview of Project Management (PROJ7020)

This course provides a broad overview of project management using a standardized methodology, focusing on how to coordinate the most common (and useful!) project deliverables. In this course, participants will learn how to approach tasks armed with an understanding of project management and its consistent processes.

Online  |  In-Person  |  On-site Course
Project Management Essentials (PGMT7007)

Project Management Essentials introduces the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and offers a standardized approach to project management. Participants will use the PMI standard to manage a project throughout its lifecycle; from initiation to closing. In doing so, participants will be developing and using the same proven tools and techniques that experienced project managers use to lead teams to successful project completion.

Online  |  In-Person On-site Course
Project Leadership (PGMT8010)

This course focuses on the leadership aspects of project management.

Online  |  In-Person  |  On-site Course
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016 (PROJ8990)

This introductory course provides core knowledge and practice exercises for participants to directly operate Microsoft Project 2016. Participants use the software to develop a usable project plan, schedule tasks, manage project resources, and more. Participants navigate the Microsoft Project 2016 environment by defining a new project plan, organizing and linking project tasks, optimizing the critical path, setting the project baseline, adding and managing resources to the project plan, setting up resource calendars, resolving resource conflicts, customizing Gantt charts, creating timelines, custom reports and more.