Eastern Grants Forum 2020 Virtual Conference


  • Start: October 20, 2020 1:00 pm
  • End: October 22, 2020 4:45 pm

Grants management requirements are changing! Learn about the latest developments in the world of Federal grants during this special, online edition of the Eastern Grants Forum from October 20-22, 2020.

With a convenient online schedule, the Eastern Grants Forum 2020 Virtual Conference makes it easy for you to stay current with important changes to grants management rules.  The Office of Management and Budget has just published the first comprehensive revision of the Uniform Grants Guidance since the regulations (popularly know as the “OMB Super Circular”) were initially issued in 2013.  When you attend the Eastern Grants Forum, you will learn about these changes to the Uniform Guidance and what your organization needs to do to stay in compliance.  In fact, the first day of the conference is dedicated to providing a detailed overview of the OMB’s revisions to the Super Circular.  However, the updates to the Uniform Guidance are not the only challenges for Federal grantees and subrecipients.  You will also learn about other recent issues and trends in grants management, including the latest legislative, administrative, legal, and accounting developments.  Finally, the conference will discuss governance and how grant-funded organizations can still build better boards even during these unprecedented times.  Make sure that your grants knowledge is up-to-date by attending the Eastern Grants Forum.

With timely topics and an online format, the Virtual Conference is a cannot-miss educational opportunity for all grants management professionals.  As a bonus, attendees receive access to both the live event and the conference recording.  Register today for the Eastern Grants Forum 2020 Virtual Conference on October 20-22, 2020, and attend from the convenience of your home or office.

 

 

TOPICS

By attending the Eastern Grants Forum, you will learn about more than just the important changes to grants management in 2020.  You will also learn how these developments affect your organization and the steps that your organization must take to remain in compliance with grant requirements.  Just some of the topics that will be discussed during the conference include:

  • Revisions to the Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • New Super Circular procurement standards;
  • Changes affecting indirect cost rates;
  • New grounds for termination of grants and subawards;
  • Updated requirements for grant closeouts;
  • Governance challenges facing grant-funded organizations;
  • Strengthening your organization’s governing body;
  • Legislative and legal developments affecting the grant-funded community;
  • Audits and internal controls under the revised Super Circular;
  • Working with the OMB’s 2020 Compliance Supplement; and,
  • Preventing compliance problems.

You will learn about these and other important issues in grants management during the Virtual Conference.  Although the Eastern Grants Forum 2020 will be held online, you will still have multiple opportunities to ask our presenters your individual questions throughout the conference.  You will also be able to review all sessions following the live event because conference registration includes two months of free access to the recorded version of the conference.

AGENDA

The Eastern Grants Forum Virtual Conference has a convenient online schedule.  The event will be held over three consecutive afternoons on October 20-22, 2020, from 1:00 until 4:45 pm EDT each day.  All session and break times listed in the agenda are Eastern Daylight Time.

Day One (Tuesday, October 20, 2020)

The Office of Management and Budget recently issued revisions to the Uniform Grants Guidance (also known as the "Super Circular").  Although most changes will not take effect until later this year, some are already in effect.  Revisions and new requirements are found throughout the Super Circular, including the general provisions, administrative standards, and cost principles.  Make sure that you understand these key changes to the Uniform Guidance.  This two-part session will explain the Uniform Guidance updates in detail.

Enjoy a break before the second part of today's double session.

The Office of Management and Budget recently issued revisions to the Uniform Grants Guidance (also known as the "Super Circular").  Although most changes will not take effect until later this year, some are already in effect.  Revisions and new requirements are found throughout the Super Circular, including the general provisions, administrative standards, and cost principles.  Make sure that you understand these key changes to the Uniform Guidance.  Our in-depth discussion of the updated Super Circular continues in this second half of this two-part session.

The first day of the Eastern Grants Forum Virtual Conference will conclude at 4:45 pm EDT on October, 2020.

Day Two (Wednesday, October 21, 2020)

This year has been especially challenging for many nonprofits and their boards of directors.  Now is a great time to step back and review the best practices in Nonprofit Board Recruitment, Management and Retention – The ABCs of Building Better Boards.  This session will delve into recruitment (where and how to find the best candidates for your board) and the primary roles of a nonprofit board in Governance.  Part 2 will build on the lessons from this first session.  Both sessions are led by Jean Block, a nationally recognized nonprofit consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development and FUNdraising.

Take a fifteen-minute break between sessions.

This year has been especially challenging for many nonprofits and their boards of directors.  Now is a great time to step back and review the best practices in Nonprofit Board Recruitment, Management and Retention – The ABCs of Building Better Boards.  The first part of this double session looked at recruitment. Now Part 2 discusses practical ways to manage and retain an effective team of nonprofit board volunteers, from orientation to meetings that work.  This session is led by Jean Block, a nationally recognized nonprofit consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development and FUNdraising.

The second day of the Eastern Grants Forum will conclude at 4:45 pm EDT on October 21, 2020.

Day Three (Thursday, October 22, 2020)

This has been a significant year full of developments affecting grants management.  The recent updates to the Uniform Grants Guidance, although very important, are just one story.  This session will discuss the other important news and trends in grants management over the last year.  You will learn about legislative, administrative, legal, and auditing developments.  Make sure that you are staying up-to-date with these major grants management topics.

Enjoy a fifteen-minute break between sessions.

Internal controls are essential to successful grants management.  This session will discuss the role of internal control, common issues for grant-funded entities, and solutions for implementing effective internal controls.  You will learn from examples drawn from real world problems, so that your organization can avoid similar problems.  This session will conclude with an extended question and answer session.

The Eastern Grants Forum Virtual Conference will conclude at 4:45 pm EDT on October 22, 2020.

OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

During the Eastern Grants Forum 2020 Virtual Conference, you will learn about the OMB’s revised Uniform Grants Guidance, better governance practices, and the latest grants management developments.  After attending this event, you will be able to do the following:

  • List the major changes in the revised Uniform Guidance;
  • Outline the acceptable methods of procurement and their requirements;
  • Outline the grounds for termination under the updated Super Circular;
  • Identify the revised requirements for grant closeouts;
  • List at least three governance best practices;
  • Describe the changes in the 2020 Compliance Supplement;
  • Identify five common internal controls for grant-funded organizations; and,
  • List at least four recent developments affecting Federal grants.

AUDIENCE

The Eastern Grants Forum is intended for grants management professionals from all types of grant-funded entities.  This Virtual Conference will benefit both new and experienced members of the Federal grants community.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Attendees at the Eastern Grants Forum 2020 Virtual Conference may earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.  Up to 12 hour may be earned in accordance with the rules of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.  The experience level for this training is overview.  There are no prerequisites for attendance, and no advance preparation is required.

SPEAKERS

Jean Block is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development, FUNdraising and social enterprise.  She is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has held leadership roles as both board and staff in local, regional, and national nonprofits.  Jean has written several books on nonprofits, including “The Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money!”; “180+ Great Ideas to Raise More Money”; and others.  Visit her websites at jblockinc.com and socialenterpriseventures.com to learn more and sign up for her free e-newsletters.

R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than two decades' worth of experience working with nonprofits, governmental units, and other grant-funded organizations across the United States. Currently, Brian is Managing Director with Kirk Private Client Law, LLC, in Atlanta, where he heads the firm's tax-exempt and grant-funded solutions practice. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. Brian regularly represents grant-funded entities of all types in the areas of regulatory compliance, audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation. Brian also consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs for nonprofits and grant-funded organizations.

 

Registration Details

 

$349 / Early Bird
(By October 9)

 

$399 / Regular
(After October 9)

 

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