“We ARE the Grant Managers”
Grant management is one of the most important aspects of the grant application and funding cycle. If you have access to a knowledgeable Grant Manager, he or she can help you write or edit your grant proposals and grant budgets to ensure they only include “qualifiable” expenses and programming that a particular funder allows. A good Grant Manager will make sure that your proposals contain the appropriate documents (i.e., copies of audits, financial statements, IRS certification) so that they are more appealing to funders. If and when a grant is awarded, a professional Grant Manager will ensure you have a nicely organized binder set up that compiles all of your NOGA, time and effort reports, and other grant information in one place. A good Grant Manager will provide you with easy to use forms and tools to easily track and document expenditures and activities. He or she would even be on hand to support you in overcoming evaluation and implementation challenges. Whether it is coming up with meeting your grant match requirements or helping you seek funding to sustain your grant initiatives, a professional Grant Manager must demonstrate the desire and skills to educate your team into being as compliant with grant regulations as possible while assisting with the accomplishment of your organizational goals.
If you are a grant seeking or grant funded organization that doesn’t have access to this level of support, then you seriously need to consider using ACT as your grants management solutions provider. ACT is a nonprofit organization. All we do is write and manage and implement grants for our own capacity building initiatives and the initiatives of the nonprofits, government, and tribal entities who work with us.
ACT’s professional consultants have been managing grants for over 15 years. We know what needs to be done and can help you develop – implement – and monitor a project and fiscal management plan for the entire life of your grant (or grants).
If you don’t have the level of support as described above or in our article “What Good Grant Managers Do”, then you are really not receiving the grant support you need.
From the moment you receive your Notice of Grant Award, have ACT on speed dial. We will review your approved grant narrative and budget…set up a multi-day session to get your grant processed and your grant compliance and tracking system in order…and….. Whola! Your organization is on its way to implementing a successful grant. We can also do all of your evaluation and reporting (read about this service here). The best part of working with us is that you can pay for our services from your grant monies (in most cases). This means no out of pocket cost to your organization.