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Webinar • Thursday, December 07, 2017 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET


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$249.00 Funding Reduction Readiness: Strategies for Sustaining Grant Funding Amid Possible Spending Cuts (OnDemand)

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Webinar Details

Subject: Grants Development & Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

We may soon enter the era of significant—even severe—federal spending reductions. That would have a profound impact on sponsoring agencies and funding recipients. And, unless you’re prepared, your already-funded program may be jeopardized.  But it doesn’t have to be!

The secret is to get ready now. Then, if spending levels are cut, you can adapt immediately: modifying your program, leveraging additional funding resources and shoring up support among both internal and external stakeholders.

This webinar is your starting point.

Register now for Funding Reduction Readiness: Strategies for Sustaining Grant Funding Amid Possible Spending Cuts.

In this 90-minute webinar, leading grants consultant Sandra Swab offers early-warning insights on how a potential reduction in federal spending will affect both sponsoring agencies and grant recipients. She also explains the how to prepare, with information strategies that can be the key to sustaining programs if funding levels are cut.

Good communication counts.  You’ll learn ways to adapt programs if funding levels fall, including how to leverage funding and collaboration resources with other supporting entities. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to get “information ready” so if funding levels fall, you can keep your programs going, including how to:

  • Prepare for the possible impact funding reductions could have on your organization and programs
  • Modify or amend current grant-funded projects to meet possible funding adjustments
  • Establish a process to update grant-status information regularly and why including your organization’s policies and procedures is key
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with sponsored funding organizations and recipients
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with external stakeholders (including community organizations) in supporting the funded project
  • Link financial and program performance in reporting information to all stakeholders, especially the funding sponsor
  • Develop the right information correctly to maintain the management and communication processes necessary to sustain the program

Remember, funding reductions don’t have to derail your programs. Let Sandra Swab help you get ready to adapt, reach out and protect your important work.

Register now for Funding Reduction Readiness: Strategies for Sustaining Grant Funding Amid Possible Spending Cuts.

This webinar is of value to all funding organizations and especially to all recipient organizations. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Program and Project Managers
  • Directors of Organizations
  • Grants Specialists
  • Communication Staff


Sandra Swab

Sandra Swab is a leading independent consultant focusing on grants, data standards and performance measurement.  She most recently retired from the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board where she served as its Data Manager and Senior Advisor for Grants, Performance and Data Standards.  She has also worked as a senior manager at KPMG and SiloSmashers after having worked at the Office of Management and Budget as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Federal Financial Management. She has over 30 years of government experience in grants, finance and program management.

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