Category Archives: Professional Organizations

Coming Up! A Revised FAQ and Several Important Grants Events

Now that Labor Day has come and gone and many of us are back from our summer vacations, we can now look forward to September and ask the question, “What’s coming up in the near future for the grants community?”…

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Reflections on NGMA’s 2015 Training Conference

About 600 attendees packed the Crystal City Marriott last week to attend the National Grants Management Association’s 2015 Annual Training Meeting in Crystal City, Va. on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. The attendance has risen steadily since 2012, and NGMA…

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On the Road Once Again to the NGMA Annual Training Conference

This week is one of the biggest of the whole year for those of us covering grants at Thompson Information Services. The National Grants Management Association’s annual training conference begins on Wednesday in Crystal City, Va., and it will be…

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Grant Professionals Week Begins Today!

This week is going to be an exciting week! Not only is it the start of the NCAA basketball tournament and all the hype surrounding that event both on the court and off, but today marks the beginning of International…

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Thompson Joins GPA in Celebrating International Grants Professionals Week

The calendar is full of special days, weeks or months to recognize certain members of society. We have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Black History Month, Spanish Heritage Month, and so on. But have we ever recognized grants professionals?…

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Agency Officials Offer Little Info on Uniform Guidance Implementation Plans

While attending the Federal Demonstration Partnership meeting on Thursday here in Washington, a certain song kept coming to mind — the old Paul Simon hit “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Now, if that seems odd, it’s really not the…

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OMB’s Uniform Grant Guidance Single Audit Effective Date – Simplified!

We’ve spent a great amount of effort in our articles and handbook updates explaining that the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform grant guidance becomes effective for federal funds awarded on or after Dec. 26, 2014. However, things haven’t been…

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Look Out for the “Musts” and “Shoulds” in the Uniform Guidance

If you have kids like me, you know that they are clued in to exact terminology when it comes to jobs around the house. When I say, “I want you to do the dishes,” that is heard as, “Do the…

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Change Is Complicated, But We Might as Well Embrace the Change

As a child of the 1980s, I have lots of fond memories of life back then, especially listening to music on my cassette tapes. If you are a devoted fan of the Electric Light Orchestra (or ELO) as I am,…

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We’re Looking Forward to the NGMA Conference!

This is a big week on the grants calendar in the nation’s capital. The National Grants Management Association will be hosting its annual grants training conference Tuesday through Thursday in Crystal City, Va., and we’ll be there to cover it…

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