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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 032: Five More Tips When Applying for Federal Grants

8/15/2018
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Five tips last week wasn’t enough. Here are five more!

Duration:00:08:40

Episode 031: Five Tips When Applying for Federal Grants

8/8/2018
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Ummm…five tips…when applying…for federal grants. (And maybe a bonus tip.)

Duration:00:09:32

Episode 030: Federal Grant Cost Principles

8/1/2018
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A primer on the federal grant cost principles: What are they? Why are they important to your grant? Where can they be found? And much, much more.

Duration:00:13:25

The 14.5 Million Dollar Mystery

7/25/2018
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Incredible story about a federal grantee with zero documentation for their expenses. They can’t account for a single dollar of the $14.5 million they received. And, this is after they repaid $2 million because they misspent an earlier grant. Someone at the federal level is asleep at the wheel. No oversight by the grantor or […]

Duration:00:13:32

Episode 028: Property Standards

7/18/2018
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Here’s a companion piece to the purchasing standards episode I posted a while back (*cough 10 weeks*). This episode gives you a little taste of what’s expected after you purchase items with federal grant funds. I consider it an introductory course. I’ll post a more detailed training on our YouTube channel (thegrantdoctors.tv). For now, though, […]

Duration:00:08:22

Episode 027: Diversify Your Funding

7/11/2018
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Relying upon federal funding for the majority of your organization’s revenue is a recipe for disaster. If your budget consists of more than 50% federal grants, you’re asking for trouble; it’s not sustainable in the long-term. The availability of federal grants will diminish over the next ten years (or so) due to ever-increasing mandatory federal […]

Duration:00:05:12

Episode 026: Happy Independence Day

7/4/2018
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Not much of an episode today. I assume nearly everyone is off enjoying the holiday. In lieu of grants advice, I offer my tips and tricks for surviving the Fourth of July. p.s. Truth be told: it’s the same advice every media outlet offers every year. p.p.s. I just wanted to use “in lieu of…”

Duration:00:01:43

Episode 025: Details Matter!

6/27/2018
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Don’t be like one California school district that missed out on a $750,000 grant because they didn’t bother to include all the required signatures on their application cover sheet. (I wish I could say that was their only mistake. Listen to find out the rest of the story.) Every detail matters: page limits, margins, font, […]

Duration:00:04:49

Episode 024: The Case of the Shrinking Federal Grant Application Periods

6/20/2018
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More changes in DC: departments are reducing the amount of time organizations have to submit grant applications. I’m not sure if this is a permanent change or a temporary thing, but there’s been a definite trend over the past eight weeks. If your organization is serious about going after federal grants, it’s important to look […]

Duration:00:03:57

Episode 023: Who is Dave Farley and who are The Grant Doctors?

6/13/2018
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I’m closing in on two dozen episodes and I just realized I never shared my background and what The Grant Doctors is all about. I assumed listeners would already know if they consume my other content. Big mistake. In this episode, I do something rare: I talk about myself, my professional experience and a few […]

Duration:00:08:51

Episode 022: I Would Like Your Help (please)

6/6/2018
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I’m developing a Flash Briefing Skill, for the Amazon Echo, to give people daily federal grants advice just by saying, “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” I need your help filling up 365 days worth of information. I can do it on my own, but I’d rather hear what’s important to you. All federal grants topics […]

Duration:00:03:05

Episode 021: Something a Little Different

5/30/2018
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Shaking things up this week. A grant deadline had me crunched for time so, rather than skip a week, I’m sharing another recent podcast I enjoyed. Gary Vaynerchuk created a motivational speech for recent college graduates based on his speeches, talks, one-on-ones, etc. It’s a cool mash-up. It’s targeted at people in their early to […]

Duration:00:13:03

Episode 020: Corrective Action Gone Good

5/23/2018
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Another news story/case study for you. This time a city in New Mexico averted a potentially huge problem when an alert grant manager discovered an issue with a program’s matching funds and took swift corrective action.

Duration:00:07:28

Episode 019: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come for You?

5/16/2018
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Misspend federal grant funds and you might receive a knock on the door from the FBI. Two researchers in New Hampshire decided to play fast-and-loose with their federal grants and ended up with a pair of steel bracelets. You don’t need fancy case studies to learn how to manage federal grants. Just read the news […]

Duration:00:07:24

Episode 018: Procurement (Purchasing) Standards for Federal Grantees

5/9/2018
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A follow-on to last week’s podcast. This episode goes a little deeper and covers a few basic elements of federal grant procurement standards. I’ll post the complete training presentation on our YouTube channel. Go to thegrantdoctors.tv to be taken to YouTube. Cheers! (Clicking the YouTube icon on our homepage, thegrantdoctors.com, will also take you to […]

Duration:00:11:41

Episode 017: Conflicts of Interest

5/2/2018
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In this week’s episode, I cover the federal grant conflict of interest standards; and, I go on a brief rant about six-figure organizational leaders taking on side consulting gigs.

Duration:00:10:19

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