Cyndi MacKenzie is a Grant Professional Certified who has twelve years’ experience in the non-profit field with over $15 million in grant awards in that time. Cyndi works out of her offices in Brooksville, Florida and Naples, Maine providing board development, strategic planning, and a full array of grant services to her clients. As a Grant Professional Association Approved Trainer, Cyndi has trained at national and regional conferences since 2011, including the GPA Conference in 2015 and 2016. Cyndi has been a reviewer for federal and state grants, as well as local proposals.
As a Grant Professional, winning the grant is great- but then what? Financial Management of all grants, both large and small, is extremely important. Do you need to be a CPA? No! Do you need to know every single ruling in the Office of Management and Budget? No! Do you need to spend thousands of dollars on software packages? No! However, you better know where to find your answers on what is allowable and what isn’t, you should definitely know about your Project Manager, and you should know your way around an Excel spreadsheet.
The way to success is to work closely with your Finance and Payroll Departments, as well as your Project Personnel in order to close out with zero dollars unspent and pass those audits without any findings. It takes planning and teamwork – and tremendous organizational skills.
In this session, expert speaker Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC, will explain you how to manage grants effectively, keeping the financial perspective in mind. Get to know practical tips, advice and expertise that will save you time and frustration. You will be able to manage the financial side effectively, and also learn how to be organized, and how to treat grants with ethics, among other things.
Who Should Attend
Chief Operating Officers, Grant Managers, Grant Consultants, Administrators, Financial Officers, Grant Professionals, GPC, Office Managers, Chief Executive Officers, CFRE, Director of Development, Grant Assistant, Non-Profit Agencies