Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Grant Management Tip

I came across a great tip from “The Grantsmanship Center” in its December 2011 newsletter related to the challenges following the receipt of a grant. Here is the tip: As soon as you're notified of a grant award, you should convene a meeting with everyone in the organization who will have any involvement in carrying out the grant obligations. This includes administrative support staff as well as program staff. Everyone should be clear about their roles in recordkeeping, data collection, processing of transactions, reporting, and the decision-making chain of command. After that first meeting, schedule regular meetings to monitor progress on the grant implementation and to address any problems that have arisen.

What are your thoughts? Is this something that you do? Do you find it helpful? Do you have additional suggestions to offer?

Kathy Grochow, NRS, St. Cloud

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