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National Grants Management Association

Strategic Partnership

Management Concepts is proud to be a Corporate Alliance Partnership Program (CAPP) member of the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) .

As a strategic partner, we maintain a close connection with NGMA National Headquarters and Washington Chapter and stay up to date on the issues that matter most to the grants community.

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best practices for managing high-profile awards

In 2021, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee released a report on “Lessons Learned” through the process of managing COVID-19 funding. To help grant professionals better leverage these lessons, Management Concepts created a quick reference guide of the lessons learned with tips for implementing them for better award management.

download the guide


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annual grants training 2022

April 19-21, 2022 | Arlington, VA

Management Concepts was excited to to see all of our NGMA friends in person again at the 2022 Annual Grants Training, both at our booth in the exhibit hall, and at our enormously popular standing room only session “Single Audit 101 for Grants Managers."

Read the recap "Taking it to the Next Level at the 2022 NGMA Annual Grants Training" on the Management Concepts blog.

View event photos on our Facebook page >>.


attend our webinar

“Single Audit 101 for Grants Managers: - Understanding Audit Terms and How Findings Impact Your Grant Management”
Wednesday June 29, 2022
1:00-2:30 PM ET
1.8 CPEs in Auditing

Join us for a reprisal of our AGT session as Sarah Hluchan, Product Management Director, Grants, and Tom Devine, Product Management Director, Financial Management, present “Single Audit 101 for Grants Managers - Understanding Audit Terms and How Findings Impact Your Grant Management.” When you review your grantees’ single audit during pre-award risk assessment--do you know what you’re looking for? What does ‘unmodified’ opinion mean? Do you need to be concerned about that material weakness? What about those questioned costs? This session decodes the language of the single audit, providing participants with a new understanding of what findings means and where potential risks lie. We will then discuss how to effectively leverage this knowledge when awarding grants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to navigate and mine key information from a single audit
  • Discuss and define basic audit terms, such as ‘modified opinion’ and ‘material weakness’ to understand what these findings can mean for your grantees
  • Explore how specific conditions can be used to mitigate risk in response to audit findings

Meet Our Staff

Find more information on our newest courses in Grants & Assistance, or email our knowledgeable staff about how to prepare yourself and your team for organizational success.


Sarah Hluchan
Product Management Director, Grants

Tom Devine

Tom Devine
Product Management Director,
Financial Management


Holly Mooney
Grants, HR, and Emerging Technologies
Curriculum Manager


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NGMA Connect Blog & CAPP Corner

Management Concepts contributes regularly to the NGMA Connect Blog, in topics covering grants, financial management, leadership and development, and more. We also post upcoming training events, such as webinars and new courses, on the NGMA CAPP Partner Events Page.


Browse all Management Concepts Blog topics and articles on our Perspectives Blog.

Instructor Opportunities

Management Concepts is recruiting experienced individuals in the grants field to work on a contract basis as instructors, subject matter experts, and support client engagements. for details and available positions, visit or download at-a-glance information.


NGMA 2021 annual grants training

April 6 - April 8, 2021 | Virtual

Management Concepts was pleased to sponsor, exhibit, and present a session at the second Virtual Annual Grants Training.

“Keep your Grants Program Out of the Headlines: How to Detect Ethical Dilemmas and Prevent Waste, Fraud, and Abuse” used real-life case studies to explore common ethical dilemmas in grant execution, and discussed best practices for internal controls and oversight, referencing the Uniform Guidance and other federal initiatives aimed at increasing transparency and accountability and reducing waste, fraud, and abuse of federal funds.

Read the conference recap on the blog >>


2nd annual partnership appreciation holiday charity social

December 16, 2020 | Virtual

2020 was a remarkable year, and while we couldn’t mingle in person, we were pleased that hosting the happy hour virtually enabled more of our partnership members, who are spread out across the country, to join us. NGMA Executive Director Andrew Goldschmidt spoke on behalf of NGMA.

View photos from the 2020 partnership appreciation holiday charity social on our facebook page.

NGMA slide holiday social 2020

NGMA 2020 virtual grants training & summit

May 18-20, 2020

Management Concepts was proud to sponsor conference bags and exhibit at the first-ever NGMA Virtual Grants Training & Summit, an adaptation of the traditional Annual Grants Training.

Our staff was available throughout the day in our virtual booth to inform attendees about 100% virtual training courses to accommodate a variety of training needs and budgets. Interactive polls and videos in our virtual exhibit booth added to the attendee experience throughout the event.

Read the conference recap on our blog >>.

NGMA Welcome Plenary Screen

1st annual partnership appreciation holiday charity social

December 12, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of all of our partner organizations- including NGMA - by hosting our first ever partnership appreciation event. All members of our partner organizations were invited to attend and enjoy an evening of refreshments, networking, and festivities, all while supporting a good cause. This year we selected So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) raising money and collecting the much-needed non-perishable food and toiletry items they need to fight homelessness and poverty.

2019 annual grants training

April 23-25, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to return as an exhibitor and provide conference folders for the NGMA 2019 Annual Grants Training at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA.

Read a post-event perspective on the conference’s main discussion points, including CAP goals, changes to 2 CFR 200, and the efforts made by the Department of Health and Human Services to improve grants systems.