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NGMA’s monthly webinars feature presentations from top subject matter experts and thought leaders in the grants management community. Each webinar offers key takeaways, tips and strategies on issues impacting grants management professionals. 

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2024

(June) Compliance Conversations: 2024 Uniform Guidance Updates
Speakers: Tiffany Kesslar, Esq., CGMS, The Bruman Group, PLLC and
Edward “Ted” Waters, Esq., Feldesman Liefer LLP

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its updates Uniform Guidance on April 4, 2024. Subject matter experts provide an overview these updates and how they affect the federal funding and overall grants management landscape.

(May) Identifying Fraud and Key Red Flags in Grant Awards and the Role
of Certified Fraud Examiners in Your Anti-Fraud Program
Presented by Iván González and Rebecca Silva, Falcón Sánchez & Associates
and Joseph González, Special Agent in Charge of the San Juan Field Office of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

In today’s federal grants funding landscape, the risk of grant fraud has increased significantly, posing an enormous challenge for organizations across all sectors and levels. This webinar provides an overview of fraud and the risks in relation to grant award programs together with expert insights and strategies to identify common red flags and reduce fraud risk.

(April) Understanding EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF)
– How Can This Help Your Community?
Presented by Vasanth Ganesan and Ben Miller, Guidehouse

With $27 billion in funding earmarked towards expanding clean energy usage, this presentation provided an overview of GGRF; types of projects the program can fund; and tips on maximizing this funding via partnerships and managing such large grant operations while remaining compliant.

(March) Mastering the Art of Leadership and Teamwork in Grants Management
Presented by Vicky Cooper, Lee County Utilities

Learn how a mid-size utility went from no grants or grant process to leading major grant efforts and setting the framework for other departments. The fiscal manager for Lee County Utilities shares strategies used to put together a collaborative and efficient process to develop a team-oriented grants management.

(January) Maximizing Recovery on Your Grants by Leveraging Indirect Cost
Presented by  Nicolie Lettini, Cherry Bekaert

As the diversity of public sector and non-profit services increase, the true cost of delivering a service becomes increasingly opaque. This blurring of costs across different programs is not due to lack of proper planning and budgeting, but the uncertainty of indirect costs and how to apply it. This session discusses the problems, solutions and outcomes to realize the true cost of service needed. By leveraging indirect cost, true costs can be fully understood. Read blog entry on key webinar takeaways

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2023

(December) Making Sense of Your Data: How Grantmaking Intelligence & Impact Measurement Help Improve Decision-Making
Presented by Muhammad Siddiqui, Fluxx and Drew Payne, Upmetrics

(November) Federal Audit Clearinghouse
Presented by Matt Jadud, U.S. General Services Administration

(September) Don't Become Another Finding: Common Single Audit Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Presented by Claire Hilleary and Ariel Lybarger, Moss Adams
Read blog entry on key webinar takeaways

(August) Subrecipient Monitoring: Managing Risk in the Real World
Presented by Lucy Morgan, MyFedTrainer, LLC and Rachel Werner, RBW Strategy, LLC

(July) Procurement  Committees Under Federal Awards: Ensuring Compliance and Maximizing Efficiency
Presented by Dan Durst, Managing Director and Sly Atayee, Senior Manager, BDO
Read blog entry on key webinar takeaways

(June) Preparing for Post Award – What You Need to Know
Presented by D’Laun Oubre and Kristen Krey, Kim Joyce & Associates, LLC
Read blog entry on key webinar takeaways

(May) How Can We Develop Grants Management Capabilities to Sustainably Deliver Long-Term Impact? 
Presented by Greg Kowalski, Ranjana Ramchandran, Ernst & Young LLP & Shamiah Kerney, Mayor's Office of Recovery Programs (Baltimore)
Read blog entry on key webinar takeaways

(March) Creating a Risk-Based Monitoring System
Presented by Tiffany Kesslar, Esq., CGMS and Madelaine Cleghorn, Esq., The Bruman Group, PLLC
Read blog entry on key webinar takeaways

 

 

(February) An Overview of What It Means to Be Title VI Ready and How An Equity Strategy Will Help You Best Compete For Federal Funding
Presented by Mitzi McMahan and Jason Mistlebauer, Witt O’Brien’s 
Read blog entry on key webinar takeaways

(January) Panel Discussion: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Implementing a Grants Management Solution
Presented by Kajal Patel, Guidehouse & Steve Thompson, State of Rhode Island Grant Management Office
Moderator: Katie Kirstein, Guidehouse

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2022

(December) What Do You Need in Your Grant Procurement Solicitations to Ensure Your Procurement is "Finding Proof"? 
Presented by Mara Ash, BFS Strategic Partners
Read blog entry on key webinar takeaways 

(November) HUD Allocations to the Rescue: Planning for the Use of Home Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) Funds to Help Reduce Homelessness
Presented by Monique M. Caston, Baker Tilly  and Baron J. Bell, Community Development Experts

(September) Plain Writing for Grants Professionals
Presented by Heather Murphy-Capps, Graduate School USA
Read blog entry on key webinar takeaways

(August) An Overview of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Its Buy America Requirements
Presented by Suzanne Sumner and Brandon Dobyns, Taft Law

(July) Closeouts are Coming… Be Prepared!
Presented by Alexander Ro, Inga Paredez and Demi Kahede, Guidehouse

(June) Single Audit 101 for Grants Managers - Understanding Audit Terms & How Findings Impact Your Grants Management
Presented by Sarah Hluchan and Tom Devine, Management Concepts

(May) Indirect Cost and Federal Stimulus/Grant Funding: What You Need to Know
Presented by Kimberly Konczak, HdL Companies and Nicolie Lettini, eCivis

(March) Key Grant Management Considerations for Recipients of ARPA Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Presented by Phillip A. Escoriaza, Senior Counsel, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP 

(February) What Grants Managers Need to Know about the Evidence-Based Policy Making Act
Presented by Justin Baer, PhD, Fors Marsh Group 

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

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