Southern Grants Forum 2018 in New Orleans

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July 1 6 – 18, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
Get Jazzed About Grants Management

Join fellow grants professionals at the New Orleans Renaissance Arts District Hotel for three days of sessions discussing the latest developments and trends in grants management at this year’s edition of the region’s premier grants management training conference.

For the first time, the Southern Grants Forum will be held in New Orleans–just in time for the Crescent City’s Tricentennial!  Southern Grants Forum 2018 has planned over twenty informative, entertaining sessions featuring engaging experts who will explore federal grants management, fiscal integrity, information technology, governance and organizational management, human resources, and programmatic issues.  This year’s conference will offer information for all types of grant-funded organizations (from nonprofits and governments to hospitals and educational institutions) regardless of whether the organization is a direct grantee, subrecipient, or pass-through.  Come to Southern Grants Forum 2018 and “Get Jazzed About Grants Management” on July 16 through 18, 2018.

Get answers to your trickiest and most pressing questions about managing grants while staying up-to-date on recent developments affecting grant-funded entities.  The three day conference will offer a mix of break-out and general sessions, including a special double session discussing “The Uniform Grants Guidance at Five.”  Among the other planned sessions for Southern Grants Forum 2018 are:

  • Indirect Costs: The Fundamentals;
  • Conquering the Uniform Cost Principles;
  • A Holistic Approach to Fraud;
  • Understanding Wage and Hour Law Requirements;
  • Recruiting and Retention Strategies;
  • Understanding Fee for Service Models;
  • Cybersecurity in 2018;
  • Understanding Construction Contracts;
  • Head Start Update;
  • Conducting Legally Sound Background Checks;
  • GAAP Update for Nonprofits;
  • GASB Update 2018;
  • Indirect Costs: A Deeper Dive;
  • The New Nonprofit Accounting Rules; and,
  • Procurement Best Practices under the Uniform Grants Guidance.

In addition, Southern Grants Forum 2018 will feature a lively “Hot Topics Panel” with half-a-dozen experts discussing the Uniform Grants Guidance, accounting, legal requirements, governance, technology, human resources, and programmatic issues, as they field audience questions.  Make your plans today to attend Southern Grants Forum 2018 in New Orleans this July.


Southern Grants Forum

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April 29 – May 1, 2015
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Get the answers to your questions about grants management at the Spring 2015 Southern Grants Forum.  The Southern Grants Forum will be held from April 29 through May 1, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.  The theme is “The Super Reset,” and the Southern Grants Forum will feature sessions discussing the impact of the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards for grant-funded organizations, better known as the “Super Circular.”  In addition, the Spring 2015 Forum will address the effects of fundamental social and economic changes also underlying “The Super Reset.”

Join a dozen speakers presenting two dozen sessions discussing the future facing grant-funded organizations. The Forum will feature tracks for grants management, fiscal operations, governance and general management, and Head Start.  Individual sessions will discuss:

  • The Super Circular (Uniform Guidance),
  • Cost Principles and Allowability,
  • Procurement and Property Management,
  • Audits,
  • Understanding Financial Statements,
  • IRS Compliance,
  • Social Enterprise,
  • Raising Unrestricted Funds,
  • Strategic Planning,
  • The Davis-Bacon Act,
  • Head Start Aligned Monitoring, and
  • More!

The Spring 2015 Southern Grants Forum will have vital answers to grants management questions for all types of grant-funded entities, from nonprofits and units of governments to tribal organizations, higher education, and hospitals.

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