8 Steps to Implementing the DATA Act The DATA Act aims at making federal spending data accessible, searchable, and reliable. The DATA Act isn’t just about federal reform, it also provides an opportunity to have open, public dialogue on how federal dollars are spent. This information will serve as a tool to inform management decision-making, improve oversight, and give key insights that can lead to innovation both inside and outside of the government. Progress for the DATA Act Recently, on the OMB blog, the Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Dave Lebryk and OMB Controller Dave Mader announced the roll out of 57…read more →
Celebrating International Grant Professionals Day IGPD LIVE! We’ve got a treat for you! On Friday 20th March at 12 noon EST, five seasoned grant professionals (including yours truly – Jo Miller – and my Smartegrants.com and #Grantchat partner, Diane H. Leonard ) are hosting a live Q&A. So, you have $1,000+ worth of consultants on a live call for an hour who are ready, able, and willing to answer your questions. Couldn’t get better than that, right? We’re open books! We’ll share our journeys, our not-so-secret secrets, answer your questions and celebrate everyone in the world of grants on…read more →
DATA Act is LIVE!
(Originally posted on grantchat.org )
Did you know there are $600 billion in federal grants and cooperatives agreements distributed annually?
How can government grant makers increase transparency and accountability in the grants management process, while reducing administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse when there are so many agencies, grantees and dollars to track?
That is exactly what the DATA Act aims to address.
We are so excited to share with you the launch of the SmartEGrants Blueprints for Grants Webinar Series! A monthly-themed webinar series, always focused on grants, the SmartEGrants Blueprints for Grants Webinar Series, an affordable professional development opportunity designed for you to engage with Jo Miller and Diane H Leonard, both are Certified Grant Professionals, either live or via recording at your convenience and from the comfort of your own office or home. We’ll be covering a different topic each week during February related to Social Media for Grants. We are covering Social Media for Grants in our first month of the SmartEGrants Blueprints…read more →
My Gift to You: Social Media Template – Strategy and Planning Tis the season of giving, and we have gifts for you in this installment of our LINKY Party! The grants profession is often complex, and my grant professional friends and I offer you a special present for the season: five useful tools that will help you develop more compelling and competitive grant proposals. As Heather put it, “If this gift seems like a boring pair of socks to you, remain patient, my Dear Reader: we designed these tools to help you with some of the most challenging aspects of grant…read more →
How Do I Find a Great Grant Writer? How do I Know a Grant Writer is a True Grant Professional? You want to hire the best grant professional you can find. You want a good return on investment and the best possible outcomes for your grant seeking efforts. How do you assess an individual’s knowledge-base, performance abilities, integrity and ethical standards as they relate to the grant development process? How do you know that they are capable of making informed decisions about relevance of funding opportunities to programming and the real needs of your constituents and your organization? You turn to…read more →
Spring into Grant Connections This is our second blog in an exciting partnership blog link group “Linky Party” with esteemed grant writers from across the country, including Jana Jane Hexter, Diane Leonard, Heather Stombaugh, and Mark Whitacre. Click on the links throughout this article to read their fascinating and educational perspectives on Grants in springtime. Look for more Linky Party articles in the future! How-Do-You-Do? In the Upper Midwest, for nearly 6 months, we rarely see our neighbors. During our sub-zero winters, when we do venture outside for a walk in the neighborhood we are unrecognizable anonymous bundles of…read more →