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Insights is The Grant Doctors’ weekly podcast designed to deliver news and best practices to public and private organizations seeking and managing government grants.

Insights is The Grant Doctors’ weekly podcast designed to deliver news and best practices to public and private organizations seeking and managing government grants.
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Insights is The Grant Doctors’ weekly podcast designed to deliver news and best practices to public and private organizations seeking and managing government grants.

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English


Episodes

Episode 016: Planning–Tool for Progress or Procrastination?

4/25/2018
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My thoughts on how awesome planning/strategy can be for an organization–until someone decides to use it as a way to avoid decisions and accountability. Guest appearance by Siri.

Duration:00:09:55

Episode 015: Grants Gone Wild

4/18/2018
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A little story about a federal grantee caught spending funds on private jets, booze and limos. Oh, and I offer a few tips on how to protect your organization from this foolishness.

Duration:00:10:12

Episode 014: Federal Grant Record Retention

4/11/2018
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Holding on to your federal grant’s documentation beyond the record retention period is like storing toxic waste in your garage. Don’t do it. Learn why in today’s episode.

Duration:00:06:36

Episode 013: The De Minimis Indirect Rate and Nonprofits

4/4/2018
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I took on my own challenge of attempting to explain the 10% de minimis indirect rate option for nonprofit organizations. In the event I completely missed the mark, there’s a training video on our YouTube channel illustrating the concept. Go to our homepage, thegrantdoctors.com, and click the YouTube link.

Duration:00:09:30

Episode 012: Proposal Writers Don’t Work on Spec or a Percentage Basis

3/28/2018
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Episode three of three devoted to helping nonprofit organizations work with federal grants and grants consultants. Today, I discuss how grants consultants are paid and the ethics of paying proposal writers out of the grant funds.

Duration:00:07:00

Episode 011: Nonprofits No Longer Need Pro Bono Proposal Writers. DIY, baby!

3/21/2018
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This is episode two of three devoted to helping nonprofits work with federal grants and consultants. Today, I talk about how nonprofits would be better off learning how to write grant proposals instead of searching for a pro bono grants consultant. There are so many great low- and no-cost resources available nowadays. Learning the grants […]

Duration:00:06:15

Episode 010: Learn the Rules of the Game

3/14/2018
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Part one in a three-part series focused on helping nonprofit organizations work with federal grants and consultants. This episode addresses some of the misleading information in the public domain about a nonprofit’s ability to collect indirect (administrative) expenses from their federal grants. You can’t believe everything you read. Knowing the rules of the game will […]

Duration:00:16:19

Episode 009: Suspension and Debarment Stuff

3/7/2018
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Quick episode today. If you have a federal grant and you award sub-grants or you hire contractors to perform some services, you first need to verify if the sub-grantees or contractors are eligible to receive federal funds. In this episode, I talk you through the process of checking the Excluded Parties List at SAM.gov. Quick, […]

Duration:00:06:09

Episode 008: Debt and Federal Grants

2/28/2018
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Federal grants will become increasingly competitive and scarce over the next 10-20 years as the U.S. debt rises and mandatory expenses squeeze out available discretionary funds. Organizations—especially ones heavily reliant upon federal funding—need to start planning now to stay ahead of the curve. In this episode, I discuss the severity of the debt issue and […]

Duration:00:12:48

Episode 007: Grants Q&A

2/21/2018
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A little grants Q&A for this episode. Every few weeks, I ask for questions on social media. This episode features a handful of them. I can come up with a lot of topics I think are important but I really want to answer the questions YOU think are important. Make sure we’re connected on Facebook, […]

Duration:00:11:32

Episode 006: Pre-award Risk Assessment

2/14/2018
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Every new federal grantee has to undergo an organizational review (a.k.a. a risk assessment) before receiving their federal grant award. It’s simply a way for the awarding agency to determine if the grantee has the financial stability and organizational capacity to implement their project. In this podcast, I discuss ways you can address some of […]

Duration:00:08:50

Episode 005: A Story and a Rant

2/7/2018
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Accountability, people! A news story I read in the WaPo last week set me off. Only through honesty, integrity and accountability can we solve our problems: personal, professional, societal and, of course, grant-related.

Duration:00:11:41

Episode 004: Beware of the So-Called Experts

1/31/2018
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There’s an abundance of bad grant management advice online and on social media. I correct the erroneous information in one example I recently found. This will be an ongoing topic as I uncover more bad information from so-called experts. Also, I encourage listeners to rethink their staff professional development strategy. As more companies and even […]

Duration:00:08:02

Episode 003: The Unwritten Rules of Managing Federal Grants

1/24/2018
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Today, I share my top 10 unwritten rules of federal grant management.

Duration:00:16:19

Episode 002: CES Wrap-up and Purchasing Equipment with Federal Grants

1/18/2018
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In today’s Insights, I talk about my experience at CES and provide some advice on purchasing equipment with federal grant funds.

Duration:00:14:56

Episode 001: The Myth of Free Government Money

1/9/2018
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Welcome to our new podcast. In this episode, I discuss the myth of “free government money” and grants to start a business. Infomercials and shady websites have pushed this nonsense for over 20 years–enough is enough. I share what I found in my research; hopefully, this will put an end to the idea that Uncle […]

Duration:00:07:53

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