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Effective Grants Management

Author(s): Deborah Ward, CFRE, Ward and Associates
  • ISBN-13: 9780763749842
  • ISBN-10:0763749842
  • Paperback    206 pages      © 2010
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Grantees must understand that managing grants effectively is a critical step of the grantsmanship process. Improper management of grants can make it difficult to secure continuation or new funding from a grantor¬—or, in the worst case scenario—grantees may be asked to return grant funds due to mismanagement.

As the only book of its kind, Effective Grants Management covers the entire grants management process which begins once an applicant has been awarded private or public funding. Ideal for courses in philanthropy and development or non-profit management programs, this book is also a useful reference for practitioners and consultants who work with organizations that pursue grant funding to support their missions.

Key Features:

  • Captures the managerial aspect of grants from a professional perspective, rather than just grant writing and grant proposals.
  • Looks at many real-world examples of grants that were not managed effectively to give the reader a clear understanding of what can go wrong.
  • Contains key terms, case studies, and useful sample forms and templates to enhance learning.
Chapter  1  Introduction to Grants Management
Effective Grants Management
Definition of Terms in This Book
Chapter  2  Building Grants Management into the Proposal
Solid Methodology
Clear Objectives
Competent Personnel
Comprehensive Evaluation Plan
Adequate Budget
Chapter Summary
Chapter  3  Negotiation and Acceptance Procedures
The Selection Process
Negotiating the Grant Award
Notification of Funding
Chapter Summary
Chapter  4  Coordinating Grants Management Tasks
Creating a Grant File
Coordination with Project Staff
Coordination with Finance Staff
Coordination with the Evaluator
Chapter Summary
Chapter  5  Evaluation
History of Evaluation Research
Types of Evaluation
Choosing an Evaluator
Using a Logic Model
After the Evaluation Is Conducted
Conversation with an Evaluator
Chapter Summary
Chapter  6  Audits and Monitoring Visits
Office of Management and Budget Circulars
The Importance of an Audit
Types of Audits
Preparing for an Audit
Contents of an Audit Report
Monitoring Visits
Chapter Summary
Chapter  7  Grants Management of Federal Grants
Office of Management and Budget Circulars
Grant Performance Reports
Importance of Calendars
Accurate Reporting
Chapter Summary
Chapter  8  Managing Private Funder Grants
Difference in Complexity
Additional Flexibility
Chapter Summary
Chapter  9  Closeout Procedures
Required Final Programmatic Reports
Required Final Financial Report
Equipment Inventory
Compliance Certification
Penalties for Not Submitting
Chapter Summary
Chapter  10  Ethical Issues
The Issue of Honesty
The Issue of Integrity
Examples of Mismanagement
Possible Consequences of Mismanagement
Case Studies of Mismanagement
Chapter Summary
Chapter  11  Problem Solving

Deborah Ward, CFRE-Ward and Associates

Deborah Ward is a nationally recognized and highly accredited grant writer, with over twenty years of experience in working with schools on grant development.  Ms. Ward is a contributing monthly columnist for eSchool News and provides grant seeking and proposal writing workshops across the United States.

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