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Breakfast Forum Series

REI is the proud creator and host of two breakfast forum series in partnership with some of the most prominent universities in the United States. These events gather professionals from Government, academia, and the corporate realm to establish a community with which to discuss important topics, learn about new innovations, and share accomplishments and lessons learned. Our forum communities encourage mutual improvement and success among all who participate.

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Webinar: Grants Impact and Story Tool @ Online
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The federal government spent more than $750B in grant funding in Fiscal Year 2018. How many people know how that money was invested, who received it, and what was the result of that investment? Not surprisingly, no one has answers to all these questions. At REI Systems, we set out to find these answers with publicly available data.

We started down the journey of creating the Grants Impact and Story Tool (GIST) because we observed a lack of visibility between funding and program outcomes. Is the funding really focused on the biggest social challenge? Is it being spent in a way to maximize the impact? There is an opportunity here to tell the Grants Story and highlight these facets.

Viewing this webinar you will walk away with:

  • What is the Grants Impact and Story Tool?
  • Program Performance Measurement
  • 3 highlighted use cases
GMB Forum – What is Grantee Burden and How to Reduce It @ George Washington University, The Marvin Center, Room 307
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
GMB Forum - What is Grantee Burden and How to Reduce It @ George Washington University, The Marvin Center, Room 307 | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

What is Grantee Burden and How to Reduce It”

Panel discussion:

  • Lisa Maher, Director of Grants and Contracts, Children’s Aid Society of Alabama
  • Jessica Hoban, Chief of Policy and Communications, State of Nevada OCIO
  • Nancy Newton, Manager of Grants and Special Projects, WellSpan Philanthropy
Register for the onsite event     Register for the livestream

The Grants Management Breakfast (GMB) Forum is held in partnership with the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Audience members and the guest speaker or panel convene to discuss the full life cycle of grants management, with a particular focus on issues, challenges, and keys to success for grant-makers. Together, we support one another and share critical lessons learned from authentic experiences.

Please visit our events page to find out more about the next GMB Forum. Follow us on Twitter at @REI_Systems and @gwtrachtenberg and tweet at us with the hashtag #GMBForum.