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March 17 - 18, 2022  |   Optional Boot Camp on March 16  |  The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
Conference

Nonprofit Legal, Finance, and Grants Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Nonprofit Finance & Grants Summit has acquired the Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference from Webster Chamberlain & Bean LLP. These two conferences have merged to become the Nonprofit Legal, Finance, and Grants Conference, delivering more in-depth and diversified content to the nonprofit community than ever before.

The second annual combined conference takes place in-person March 17th-18th, in Washington, DC and will feature general sessions as well as defined tracks covering Nonprofit Legal Issues, Finance and Tax Guidance, and Federal Grants Compliance. Attendees can follow one specific track or move between them to create a diversified educational experience. Register before February 18th to lock in our early bird rates!

 
     
   
 

 

 

 

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Self Paced
Project Management

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Self Paced
PROJ8990T001 - Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016

This introductory course provides core knowledge and practice exercises for participants to directly operate Microsoft Project 2016. Participants use the software to develop a usable project plan, schedule tasks, manage project resources, and more. Participants navigate the Microsoft Project 2016 environment by defining a new project plan, organizing and linking project tasks, optimizing the critical path, setting the project baseline, adding and managing resources to the project plan, setting up resource calendars, resolving resource conflicts, customizing Gantt charts, creating timelines, custom reports and more.Management Analysis.

 

     
     
 

 

January 27, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
Construction Awards: Planning and Managing Capital Improvement Grants

With additional funding available under the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act, many grantees have found themselves able to carry out much needed capital improvement projects. While typical grant management requirements remain in play, as many recipients quickly realize, managing a federally funded capital improvement project entails its own special nuances and challenges.

February 22, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
False Claims Act and Federal Grants

The Civil False Claims Act (“FCA”) carries hefty penalties for those found to have violated it. Even the mere allegation of an FCA violation is a major event, making the avoidance of even a perceived FCA violation an important endeavor for federal grant recipients. This webinar will cover the scope of the FCA, private whistleblower action brought by “relators,” tools available to the federal government when investigating suspected FCA violations, management mechanisms that can decrease the likelihood of FCA-related allegations, and, in the unfortunate event of an allegation, strategies for weathering the storm.

March 24, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
Subrecipient Risk Assessment and Monitoring

Managing subrecipients has proven a particular area of focus with the advent of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (“Uniform Guidance”), 2 C.F.R. Part 200. In the years after its implementation, federal awarding agencies have increased their expectations, looking more specifically for proof of risk assessments and subsequent specific monitoring steps. In this webinar, we will build from common risk areas across grant types to practical steps and tools that grantees can use to both mitigate risk in subrecipient relationships and prove they did so. In this area of grant management, many of the federal requirements prove, in many ways, to not just be the law, but also a good idea. Translating them to practical steps, grantees can significantly increase their controls without creating undue administrative burdens.

March 29 – 31, 2022
Workshop
Federal Funding Academy

A three-day overview of the federal grants system, covering everything from the legal underpinnings of the system through procurement and subaward requirements, cost issues, and audit resolution

April 28, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
Managing Research Grants

Although subject to the government-wide federal grant management requirements of 2 C.F.R. Part 200, research and development awards entail special considerations, both in terms of areas of focus and ancillary compliance requirements. This webinar will address the key areas compliance from the perspective of recipients, including: (i) special grant management obligations and flexibilities typical to research awards; (ii) key considerations in, and tool for, structuring collaborative research efforts; (iii) review of traditional grant management requirements that sometimes can difficult to ensure within large institutions (such as time and effort documentation); and (iv) brief discussions of key ancillary considerations, such as intellectual property rights, human subjects protections, and disclosure of other funding sources.

May 19, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
2022 Legal Update: Cases from the Last Year

Each year there are numerous important judicial, legislative, and administrative decisions that impact federal grant law. These decisions shape the way the law is interpreted and ultimately applied by federal grantees. This webinar, presented by FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler and Senior Counsel Phillip A. Escoriaza, will address important rulings that have occurred over the last year and the practical implications of those cases upon grantees.

June 23, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
The Single Audit Under the Uniform Guidance

As our first year of audits in the “year of coronavirus” nears its end, join CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner Carol Barnard of Aronson LLC and FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler for a discussion of the Single Audit Act annual audit.

July 28, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
Federal Interest & Property Management

This webinar discusses the federal government’s interest in the real and personal property that grant and cooperative agreement recipients acquire and improve with federal funds. FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler discusses the concept of “federal interest,” including what it is, how it is created, and its implications on recipients’ property. In addition, Scott discusses the requirements under the Uniform Guidance pertaining to use, management, and disposition of grant-funded real and personal property.

August 25, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
The Allowable Cost System

Fundamentally, a grant from the federal government is simply an agreement by the government to reimburse a non-federal entity for certain costs of certain activities. The limits of the government’s agreement are expressed primarily through the federal cost principles and are defined as “allowable costs.” Join FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler to evaluate and discuss the scope and limitations on reimbursable costs, and key risk areas inherent in this system.

September 22, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
Cost Allocation and Indirect Cost Rates

One of the most challenging compliance obligations of federal grantees is ensuring that they charge only “allocable” costs to their federal awards.  At its core a very straightforward concept, in practice cost allocation can prove a complex endeavor.  From direct allocation, through cost allocation plans, and federally approved indirect cost rate agreements, an understanding of cost allocation principles aids grantees in efficiently and properly recovering project costs from the federal government.  Join FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler to build from cost allocation basics to intermediate allocation concepts, examine practical examples, and walk through the indirect rate agreement negotiation process.

October 13, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
Federal Procurement Standards

Based upon straight-forward principles of competition and transparency, the federal procurement standards are one of the areas of the federal grant management regulations that contains numerous specific rules and remains an area of compliance focus for auditors and agency reviewers. In this webinar, FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler will concisely address procurement considerations, building from the underlying legal principles to the key specific regulatory requirements.

November 10, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
Cost Share and Program Income

Though technically distinct regulatory concepts, the issues of cost share and program income are two sides of the same coin in the federal-grantee relationship. This webinar will discuss the key requirements relating to each, including common compliance considerations. To truly control one’s cost share and program income situation, one must build from their existing knowledge base of allowable costs and cost allocation to clearly define relevant “scopes of grant projects” within their own corporate structure.

December 8, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Webinar
Corporate Structure and IRS-related Considerations for Non-profit Federal Grantees

The federal grant management requirements take into account, and are even derived in many ways, from related concepts in federal tax regulations and not-for-profit corporate governance structures. The relationship can often be seen when preparing one’s IRS Form 990 or considering the establishment of a subsidiary for-profit or not-for-profit affiliate. In this webinar, FTLF Partners Scott S. Sheffler and Michael B. Glomb will discuss common areas of overlap and the relationship between the two, including areas where similar terminology may have different meanings or where adopting consistent approaches can simplify practices, and where transactions with affiliates may have additional implications.