#FUNDRAISING: Register for Maryland Governor’s Grants Conference

Plenary Speaker of Governor's Grants ConferenceAs the calendar year unfolds and the fiscal year 2013-2014 appears over the horizon, so too does registration begin for the Maryland Governor’s Grants Conference. This year’s conference will be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus on Thursday, February 21st. The one-day conference − sponsored by such organizations as the National Grant Management Association, the Grant Professionals Association, and Deloitte − offers plenary talks by leaders in the grant-providing and grant-winning fields, as well as breakout sessions allowing networking and specific assistance for your organization’s needs.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference, Barry Anderson, Deputy Director, National Governors Association, could not have been a better chosen one: he will discuss the impact of Congressional budget negotiations on federal grant funds and in turn, the impact on state, local governments and non-profits.

Breakout session include such concerns as “Federal Funders Up Close and Personal! Q&A session (with panelists from plenary)”, “From the Source: Private Grantors speak about their policies and their grantmaking”, and “Association of Government Accountants presents new (free) products! The fraud toolkit, grants managment hiring toolkit, and citizen-centric reports.”

Individuals can now register at the Early-Bird Price of $89, which lasts until 15 February. The  price then slides up to $99, and no tickets can be bought at the conference itself, so get on board & reserve your place in the breakout sessions that interest you most! If your organization is not within Maryland and not eligible for support from the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office, not to fear: every state has such an office. A simple online search for the governor’s grants office of your state will get you started.



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