{% set baseFontFamily = "Open Sans" %} /* Add the font family you wish to use. You may need to import it above. */

{% set headerFontFamily = "Open Sans" %} /* This affects only headers on the site. Add the font family you wish to use. You may need to import it above. */

{% set textColor = "#565656" %} /* This sets the universal color of dark text on the site */

{% set pageCenter = "1100px" %} /* This sets the width of the website */

{% set headerType = "fixed" %} /* To make this a fixed header, change the value to "fixed" - otherwise, set it to "static" */

{% set lightGreyColor = "#f7f7f7" %} /* This affects all grey background sections */

{% set baseFontWeight = "normal" %} /* More than likely, you will use one of these values (higher = bolder): 300, 400, 700, 900 */

{% set headerFontWeight = "normal" %} /* For Headers; More than likely, you will use one of these values (higher = bolder): 300, 400, 700, 900 */

{% set buttonRadius = '40px' %} /* "0" for square edges, "10px" for rounded edges, "40px" for pill shape; This will change all buttons */

After you have updated your stylesheet, make sure you turn this module off

Case Studies from the Cities of San Antonio and Avondale

Rapid growth in your city can be seen as a blessing and a curse. And an opportunity. Growth can place tremendous pressure on city services and transportation corridors, pushing city administrators to search for alternative funding sources. Our case study from the City of Avondale, Arizona, addresses just this topic.

You can also read about how the City of San Antonio, a longtime client of ours, overhauled its grant management processes, getting all deparments on the same page and increasing visibility into departmental activities. Click the stories that you resonate with, and tell us what you think!

Logic Models for Program Planning and Evaluation (GPA Event in Tucson)

Mark your calendars for the Southern Arizona GPA Chapter's Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 3, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m., when Beverly Browning ("Dr. Bev") will present on the topic of "Logic Models for Program Planning and Evaluation." Dr. Bev has assisted clients and workshop participants throughout the United States in receiving awards of more than $400 million. As the author of 41 grant-related publications, including Grant Writing for Dummies, she is also a GPA-approved trainer. Dr. Bev is Vice President of Grant Writing Services at eCivis and Director of the Grant Writing Training Foundation.

Case Studies from the City of Maricopa, AZ, and Osage Nation, OK

How do you define successful grant management? Well, first, you probably know that grant management begins long before that grant is awarded. In this post, I'd like to share two customer case studies—from the City of Maricopa, Arizona, and the Osage Nation tribe in Osage County, Oklahoma—that show how these entities overcame challenges related to grant management. Check out the links below to read more.

eCivis Webinars for September-October 2015

I wanted to notify you of some upcoming webinars eCivis is hosting this month and next. Our next webinar is tomorrow, and the topic is Foundation Grantseeking 101 for Local Government. Lots of government offices don't realize that they can pursue funding from foundations. This webinar will cover local government challenges, as well as best practices shared by one of our customers.

A Grant Status Report Template for Your Team

Grant Status Report for Finance Teams to Better Manage GrantsHey, local governments! We have a new template your finance team will thank you for. It's a highly useful tool for tracking grant expenditures, so that a reviewer of this report can keep in mind whether grants are billed and collected in a timely manner, and whether grants will be spent within the grant period. Produced by Kevin Harper, CPA, a local government auditor with decades of experience, this document will help improve your internal controls if you don't already have something like this in place:

What Future OMB Grant Trainings Would You Like?

We want to provide you the best possible grants management training—training constructed around your questions and issues as your team begins to operationalize the OMB Uniform Guidance. So we have set up a survey to collect input from grant managers and other grant administrators to focus future trainings based on your questions and suggestions.

You can take our survey by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OMB-Trainings.

In fact, if you're planning on giving us your feedback, it's best to do so now and read the rest of this post later. (We list some other survey takers' common ideas and questions below and don't want to influence you!)

Uniform Guidance Q&A: "What's Next?"

Here comes the final clip of our ten-part OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) training, which is now in full effect for federal grantees. In this article, OMB Senior Policy Analyst Victoria Collin conducts a Q&A on the training and provides a glimpse of what the guidance means years from now. Check out our final clip and leave a comment on future trainings you would like to see. If you haven't done so already, you can view all the training clips at the button below.

Share This Article!

Subscribe to Email Updates