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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 048: The Importance of Staying Current with Federal Grant Regulations

12/5/2018
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Stay up to date with episode 48 or suffer your fate.

Duration:00:20:11

Episode 047: The Role of Federal Grants

11/28/2018
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A little year-end advice for those preparing their grant’s annual performance reports or final program/financial reports. Also, a commentary on the role of federal grants at the macro and micro levels.

Duration:00:12:17

Episode 046: Thanksgiving Thoughts

11/21/2018
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Short episode to go over some upcoming changes to the podcast and to share a couple things for which I’m thankful. Cheers!

Duration:00:06:05

Episode 045: Mid-term Election Analysis

11/14/2018
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Medium-quality election analysis vis a vis federal grants. (p.s. I’m not knocking my analysis skills. Because everything is so unpredictable these days, it’s darn near impossible to make really accurate predictions. Of course, if my analysis is spot on, I’ll make another episode claiming how brilliant I am. That’s how it works, right?)

Duration:00:07:15

Episode 044: Foundation Funds. Foundation Rules.

11/7/2018
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A little commentary regarding private foundation grants.

Duration:00:09:20

Episode 043: Grant Misspending Case Study and Commentary

10/31/2018
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In this episode, I read a news article, and offer my thoughts, about a federal grant the state of Oregon mismanaged. It ain’t pretty, folks. All stories about misspending federal grants are usually quite ugly–this one is $3 million worth of ugly; however, these stories are wonderful examples from which to learn. Enjoy! Complete […]

Duration:00:15:01

Episode 042: Grants Are Constantly Changing. Adapt!

10/24/2018
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Grants change from year to year, administration to administration. Instead of complaining and lamenting about it, adapt to the new circumstances and create programs that are sustainable without federal funding.

Duration:00:07:58

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