Staff starts getting a lot of tasks once a grant is awarded. “Too often organizations look around after six months and find that program implementation is off track,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “If you want to stay on track, don’t start running. Get organized.”
The proposal, along with accounting instructions and reporting requirements included in the award document, will dictate your basic game plan. Floersch suggested the following ways to stay on track.
“It’s all about organization, coordination, and discipline,” said Floersch. “Once you put the pieces into place, you’ve got to stay on top of it all.” Hold regular meetings of the grant management team to review progress, check the timeline, and troubleshoot. © 2020 The Grantsmanship Center.
As we celebrate our 36th year, NPT remains dedicated to supplying breaking news, in-depth reporting, and special issue coverage to help nonprofit executives run their organizations more effectively.