Equitable Recovery Initiative: Government Funding for Nonprofits

Introductory training on government funding for non-profits covering grants, contracts, RFPs, compliance, and regulations.

About this event

In many cases, government funding can offer opportunities for nonprofit organizations at a scale and for purposes that other sources cannot match. This training will unpack the fundamentals of government funding from the differences between grants and contracts to breaking down a request for proposal and your response to the compliance requirements that will help you successfully manage those funds and meet regulatory requirements. This training is aimed primarily at those who have little to no experience with government funding.

The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) and its partner BDO FMA are ready to assist organizations in accessing, applying for and managing current and upcoming American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding opportunities to serve LA County communities most impacted by COVID.  We are especially looking to engage BIPOC-led and BIPOC-serving organizations operating under a budget of $2.5M in this effort to ensure equitable access to funding.

Who Should Attend: Anyone seeking an introductory understanding of grants, contracts, RFPs, compliance, and regulations.

Please note: Spanish translation services are available for this session. We ask that Spanish translation services are requested within 48 hours of the event in order for us to confirm logistics. Thank you.

Aviso: se ofrecerá servicio de traducción al español para esta sesión si se solicita previamente. Si va a querer la traducción a español le pedimos que lo solicite al menos 48 horas antes de iniciar el evento para poder confirmar la logística y los intérpretes. Muchas gracias.


Gene Lee, Senior Manager, BDO FMA

Gene Lee is a Senior Manager at BDO. Prior to joining BDO, Gene spent nearly a decade with WGBH Educational Foundation, most recently as the Director of Project Finance and Grants. This role included providing overall direction and end-to-end management of multiple restricted funding sources including from the federal government, foundations, and major donors. He also oversaw financial grant compliance for GBH’s federal grants. Gene’s other work experience includes roles within nonprofits, Massachusetts state government, philanthropy, and as a management consultant. In addition to holding various program roles, Gene’s commitment to youth education included an early career role as a seventh grade English and Asian-American and Ethnic Literature teacher.


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