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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.



Free eBook: Navigating the Uniform Guidance

Download a copy of our revised 12-page eBook, Navigating the Uniform Guidance, which includes:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the changes to the Uniform Guidance as of November 12, 2020
  • An exploration of how the Uniform Guidance simplifies grants management
  • Directions for grants providers, recipients, and pass-through entities for finding the information they need within the Uniform Guidance
  • Detailed information on the way each federal awarding agency applies the Uniform Guidance to grants and other assistance awards

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Navigating the UG


NGMA 2021 Annual Grants Training

April 6 - April 8, 2021 

Management Concepts is looking forward to sponsoring, speaking, and exhibiting at the NGMA 2021 Virtual Annual Grants Training.

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Attend Our Session
“Keep your Grants Program Out of the Headlines: How to Detect Ethical Dilemmas and Prevent Waste, Fraud, and Abuse”

Date: Wednesday, April 7
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
Presenter: Tom Devine, Subject Matter Expert- Financial Management, Management Concepts

Join us as we use real-life case studies to explore common ethical dilemmas in grant execution and discuss best practices for internal controls and oversight. Case studies will reference the Uniform Guidance and other federal initiatives aimed at increasing transparency and accountability and reducing waste, fraud, and abuse of federal funds.


Visit our Booth

Visit us in the expo hall to learn about our latest grants course offerings, including Management Concepts courses aligned to the GMBoK for the NGMA CGMS certification.

Whether you are a Federal employee, work for a pass-through entity or recipient organization, Management Concepts can provide the solid foundation you need in grants requirements, regulations, and best practices. Enroll in our Grants Management Certificate Program™, the grants industry standard for comprehensive professional education, or earn continuing education credits to maintain your existing certifications. Visit Grants & Assistance to browse our courses and tracks.

Tom Devine

Tom Devine
Subject Matter Expert,
Financial Management

Sarah Hluchan

Sarah Hluchan
Product Management Director,
Grants & Assistance

Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Events Marketing Manager


NGMA Connect Blog

At the re-launch of the NGMA Connect Blog, we were happy to begin regular contributions in topics covering grants, financial management, leadership and development, and more.

Browse all Management Concepts blog topics and articles on our Perspectives Blog, or subscribe to receive email alerts when new blogs are published.



Anchors in Changing Times

January 6, 2021

What’s changed for you in 2020? Even when disasters and civil unrest make members of society believe that life will never get back to normal, people turn to the aspects of their world that do not and will not change.

Read the full article on the NGMA blog. >>


How Will the Proposed Changes to the Uniform Guidance Affect You?

April 29, 2020

Whether you are associated with a grant-making agency, a pass-through entity, or a grant recipient, there are many changes in the recently released Uniform Guidance update that will undoubtedly impact your grants.

Read the full article on the NGMA blog >>


Living with Uncertainty

April 29, 2020

When life gets turned upside down, it’s not uncommon for everyday frustrations to become serious points of friction. During this time, as we face uncertainty about the future, we must hold onto the few constants that we do have.

Continue reading on the NGMA blog >>


Getting it Right – Federal Grant Time and Effort Reporting

April 29, 2020

Commonly referred to as Uniform Guidance (2 CFR § 200), time and effort reporting, or Compensation – personal services (2 CFR § 200.430) is still a compliance risk for non-Federal entities.

Visit the blog post on NGMA’s website >>



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.

For our charity selection for 2020, we encouraged our partnership members to donate to their local food banks to support those in need in their own communities.

View photos from the 2020 Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social on our Facebook page.

2nd Charity Event

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.

2021 NGMA

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.

1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

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, and the efforts made by the Department of Health and Human Services to improve grants systems.

2019 Annual Grants Training

Instructor Opportunities

Management Concepts is recruiting experienced individuals to work on a contract basis as instructors, Subject Matter Experts, and support client engagements. For details and available positions, visit or stop by our booth to inquire or to drop off your resume for consideration.

Who We Are

For over 45 years, Management Concepts has designed and delivered scalable, customized, and targeted learning solutions for the Federal Government. From individual course delivery to comprehensive organizational plans, our singular focus is identifying and addressing workforce skill gaps.

How to Buy from Us

As a leading service provider for the Federal Government, Management Concepts is accessible to our customers through several contract vehicles including the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contract, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Multi-agency Contracts (MACs), and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). For additional information, click here.


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