Grant Management Essentials



Winning Grants is Just the Beginning. . . Learn How to Manage Them!

Effective grant management is essential to your organization’s health and this two-day workshop will show you how to do it right! You examine critical legal and policy considerations, and focus on the tasks, responsibilities, practices, and real-world situations that grant managers confront every day. It’s an approach we call “operational realism.”  

In this training you learn how to:

  • Protect your organization from bad audits, disallowed costs, and lost funder confidence
  • Build productive funder relationships that contribute to future grant awards
  • Organize requirements for solid grant management
  • Establish roles and responsibilities for you grant management team
  • Handle pre-award activities that will set your program on the right track
  • Manage post-award functions involved in start-up, operation, and closeout
  • Ensure compliance with funder requirements
  • Address the critical aspects of managing grant finances
  • Understand the ins and outs of procurement and the disposition of property
  • Address and manage indirect costs.

All of this—in only two days!

Return to your organization loaded with resources including: checklists, in-depth articles, and customizable templates to streamline managing your grants. You'll also expand your professional network of colleagues in the field.

Team-Taught by Two Outstanding Experts

Created by two of the nation's leading experts in the field, this training is fast-paced, making an onerous topic approachable and understandable.

Henry Flood, the Center’s Senior Advisor for Grant Management, has been teaching, consulting, and writing nationally-recognized articles on grants management for 35 years. Flood was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the National Association for Grants Management in 2013.

Barbara Floersch, the Center’s Executive Director, brings more than 35 years of experience in nonprofit management, grant proposal writing, grants administration, and nonprofit consulting. Barbara's approach combines the practical with the essential.

Why This Learning Lasts

Grant Management Essentials uses the Listen & Discuss, Do & Review® curriculum — the most effective approach for adult learners. This curriculum is continuously updated and gives the most current, practical information in the field. Our trainers combine presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises so that you retain what you learn.

You leave the training with a binder of resources, a flash drive with customizable templates, a network of colleagues to contact, and six months of follow-up support from the Center via our Alumni Membership Program.

You’re Not Alone When Class Is Over

As a graduate of Grant Management Essentials you receive our Associate Alumni Membership for six months. This helps you:

  • Find funders through GrantDomain, our database of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers
  • Upgrade your own skills with tuition discounts on other training programs, publications, and consulting services
  • Find the answers you need. Ask The Center!


Tuition for the two-day Grant Management Essentials training is $795. Save $100 with early bird discount when you pay at least six weeks before the start date. If you miss the early bird discount you can receive a $50 tuition discount for additional registrants from the same organization. Please note: only one discount per person; choose the discount that works best for you!

Choose the training venue that's best for you and register online or call The Grantsmanship Center’s Registrar at  (800) 421-9512 or (213) 482-9860.


  • We email confirmation with directions and parking info after receipt of your payment
  • The training begins each day at 8:30 am and ends by 5:30 pm on both days



Train staff at no cost while helping nonprofits in your community build capacity by hosting this training!

Learn more: or, call (800) 421-9512 or (213) 482-9860, or visit the Partner With Us page.