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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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Episode 041: Countdown to CES

10/17/2018
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I’m counting down the days until next year’s global technology conference, CES. It’s going to be insane as always! What kind of tech is your organization studying or looking to purchase? Tweet me: @thegrantdoctors

Duration:00:07:12

Episode 040: Forget About Grants to Start a Business. Go for Contracts!

10/10/2018
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Federal grants to start a business don’t exist. You have a better chance of spotting Big Foot riding a unicorn than you do finding a federal small business start-up grant. Nah. The way to go, if you have a small business, is federal contracting (and eventually state and local government contracting too). The federal government […]

Duration:00:08:48

Episode 039: Stop Complaining

10/3/2018
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Fire rant! How much time do we waste complaining about things that are out of our control? Complaining rarely solves anything. If you can fix something, fix it. If not, move on. Warning: there might be more rants like this in the near future. I’m going through a self-reflective phase as I approach 50.

Duration:00:08:20

Episode 038: AI Episode Follow-up

9/26/2018
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Taking a moment to clarify my comments in last week’s episode. No, I don’t think the grants profession will have runaway bots taking over everything in 10-15 years. I think, like all technology, they’ll be used as tools to enhance our work. Beyond 15 years….who knows? In the meantime, AI will be a huge boost […]

Duration:00:10:32

Episode 037: How Artificial Intelligence will Disrupt the Grants Profession

9/19/2018
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Writing grant proposals (and managing them post-award) will become easier over the years as writing bots and artificial intelligence penetrates the grants profession. That’s certainly bad news for grants consultants (if they don’t prepare for the change), but it’s good news for organizations that currently struggle with developing federal grant proposals. Bots will be able […]

Duration:00:12:55

Episode 036: Federal Grant Time and Effort Documentation

9/12/2018
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The micro and macro details about personnel time documentation standards.

Duration:00:14:14

Episode 035: Are Graduate Degrees Still Worth the Paper they’re Printed On?

9/5/2018
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Alternate title: “Are graduate degrees still worth the paper on which they’re printed?”

Duration:00:09:02

Episode 034: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know-Until It’s Too Late

8/29/2018
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A recap of news stories on federal grant mismanagement and theft. The bottom line is to routinely examine your grant documentation and expenses for possible noncompliance and/or embezzlement.

Duration:00:10:59

Episode 033: Another Five Tips When Applying for Federal Grants

8/22/2018
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I’m on a roll. Another five tips for organizations new to federal grants.

Duration:00:09:51

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

Episode 029: 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