Thompson Grants a division of CBIS


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 • 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT/11:00 am MT/10:00 am PT

Webinar Details

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Over the past few years, grant stakeholders have focused on reading and understanding the rules and regulations under the new Uniform Grant Guidance. The time has now come to start applying that knowledge to generate grant proposals designed to achieve outcomes while maintaining internal controls.

Whether you are new to federal grant writing or have years of experience, proposal development in today’s world requires you to master strategies for writing proposals that are designed to maximize success from pre-award through administration.

Register now for Enough Talk Already! Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves and Write A Grant Proposal - Grant Writing in 2017 - Strategies for making your Application Standout!

Led by Elizabeth Gombash, an expert in strategic grants planning and development, this webinar provides a clear overview of how to align today’s grant writing and grants management expectations. You’ll learn how OMB’s uniform grant guidance changes what’s expected in your grant proposal, and how to look ahead so the proposal you develop today is most likely to facilitate post-award success.
Learn how to avoid common grant writing pitfalls that impact competitiveness and successful award management. Discover best practices for addressing key federal concerns in your grant proposals. Plus, you’ll learn how to do it without using language that can later make it difficult to administer your grant and report on progress.  You can also ask your specific questions during the Q&A portion of the presentation.

Reserve your space now to strengthen your skills in response to federal grant requirements, including how to:

  • Understand the dynamic relationship between proposal writing and grant compliance and performance
  • Write a realistic, true “measurable objective” and articulate the impact it will have on performance through a logic model format
  • Self-assess your degree of responsiveness or risk when writing a grant proposal
  • And more!

Don’t wait to register! As federal grantors continue to develop their own agency-specific implementation of the Uniform Grant Guidance, this is your opportunity to see how pre-award and post-award actions connect.

Great value!

Register by phone line rather than by the number of attendees so you can bring your entire team.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all federal-grant recipients, new federal agency program managers, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:

  • Grant writers
  • Grant administrators
  • Grant managers
  • Grant project directors
  • Grant auditors

Remember, the rules—and success secrets—for writing grants have changed. Make sure you know how to create proposals that keep you competitive and compliant.

Elizabeth Gombash

Elizabeth Gombash is the Managing Member of G Team Communication, LLC, an education consulting company that provides grant lifecycle support services to higher education clients. In addition to grant writing and strategic concept development, Ms. Gombash specializes in developing institutional grants management capacity to keep pace with evolving funder regulations and interpretations relating to internal control systems and compliance. She is a nationally recognized authority in grant writing and grants management, rooted in over 30 years of practical experience applying funder regulations, rules, and policies, most recently having retired as Associate Vice President of Strategic Grants Planning and Development at Seminole State College of Florida, and also having worked as a federal grants management specialist. Grants written by Ms. Gombash have been funded for over $110 million by numerous federal, state, and private sources, including grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. She has maintained an average annual funding rate of approximately 75% throughout her career. She has delivered numerous training workshops and conference presentations around the country, and written articles for professional publications. Ms. Gombash has served as a director on the national boards for the National Grants Management Association and the Council for Resource Development, and currently serves on Thompson Grants’ Editorial Advisory Board.

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