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The Relationship Between Proposal Writing and Compliance and Performance

Webinar • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET 


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Subject: Grants Development & Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Whether you are new to federal grants or have years of experience, it is critical to master the new rules for writing proposals. That is because under the Uniform Grant Guidance, what you write in your proposal now determines not just whether you will win an award: it determines your success post-award.

In fact, using old, tried-and-true grant-writing practices for how you design your project activities and describe deliverables and outcomes can later sabotage your ability to demonstrate compliance and performance. That is a risk—and disadvantage—you cannot afford as competition and management pressures for federal grants intensifies.

You need to make sure your very next proposal goes out with the right format and the right presentation of everything from objectives that can be properly measured to strong internal control systems. Here is what you need to know. 

Register now for The Relationship Between Proposal Writing and Grant Compliance and Performance.

In this 90-minute webinar, Elizabeth Gombash—a nationally recognized authority in grant writing and grants management—explains how the Uniform Grant Guidance now links the way that proposals are written with how you will eventually have to demonstrate compliance and performance. Step by step, you will master new strategies that work hard for you all the way from pre-award through administration.

The NEW proposal-writing basics. You will learn to align what you write with OMB’s pre-award guidance on everything from measurable objectives to outcomes. You will know how to spot potential trouble spots before you submit your proposal. You will also know the best ways to address performance, risks and remedies. Plus, you will have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to upgrade your proposal-writing for greater success pre-award and post-award, including how to:

  • Understand how proposal writing affects grant compliance and performance
  • Navigate the complexities of making concept development part of a strong proposal
  • Write a realistic, true “measurable objective” and use a logic-model format to articulate the impact it will have on performance
  • Design realistic deliverables, outputs and outcomes to relate directly to federal performance expectations
  • Self-assess your degree of responsiveness or risk when writing a grant proposal
  • Address the expectations of Non-Federal Entities as you write

Do not let a poorly written proposal undercut your ability to demonstrate compliance and success down the road. Take this opportunity to upgrade from “Grant Writing 101” to the next-gen strategies it takes to meet Uniform Grant Guidance expectations.

Register now for The Relationship Between Proposal Writing and Grant Compliance and Performance.

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar is of value to federal grant recipients, new federal agency program managers and any company that provides pre- or post-award services involving federal grants. Attendees who will benefit most include:

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


Elizabeth Gombash

Elizabeth Gombash is Associate Vice President of Strategic Grants Planning and Development at Seminole State College of Florida. She has nearly 30 years of grant writing and grant management experience, including spending four years working as a federal grants management specialist and providing diverse grant writing, grant system analysis, and strategic planning services to college and university clients over the past 11 years as the head of G Team Communication, LLC, her education consulting company. Grants written by Ms. Gombash have been funded for over $110 million by 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 nearly 80%.

In addition to grant proposal development, Ms. Gombash specializes in developing institutional grants management capacity to keep pace with evolving funder regulations and interpretations relating to internal control systems. She is a nationally recognized authority in grant writing and grants management, rooted in her years of practical experience combined with her extensive knowledge of funder regulations, rules, and policies.

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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