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Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

How a Member of the Grants Community Prepares for 2017

How a Member of the Grants Community Prepares for 2017

What a year 2016 was, and I’m not just talking about what you’re reading in your Facebook and Twitter feeds. It’s early January, and it’s time to make my top 5 New Year’s resolutions for work. Feel free to share yours with me – because as we know in the grants world, crowd-sourcing is essential.

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Posted by on Dec 12, 2016

Five Months Until the DATA Act Deadline: An Implementation Update

Five Months Until the DATA Act Deadline: An Implementation Update

On December 8, 2016, the House Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing entitled “DATA Act Implementation Check-in.” The Subcommittee heard from representatives from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and three Federal agencies. On the same day as the hearing, the GAO released a new report, “DATA Act: OMB and Treasury Have Issued Additional Guidance and Have Improved Pilot Design But Implementation Challenges Remain,” which examined the government’s progress to meeting the law’s requirements.

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2016

#GPAConf16: Good Times and IDC Dreams

#GPAConf16: Good Times and IDC Dreams

I had such a good time at the 2016 Grant Professionals Association National Conference that I think I need a week to recover. I enjoyed meeting and reconnecting with colleagues from around the country who are dedicated to making the world a better place through grants.

But there is a dark side to going to events like this—you might go to a session on a topic that causes you to look at things from another perspective. And this perspective interrupts your dream cycle with scenarios and spreadsheets on indirect cost (IDC) rates.

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