The National Grants Management Association (NGMA)

The National Grants Management Association (NGMA) 

is a recognized membership association throughout the grants management community. NGMA provides tools and resources for grants professionals to support and maintain high levels of competency and to establish standards of excellence.  Visit www.ngma.orgor email info@ngma.orgfor additional information.  


Grant Professionals Association (GPA)

Since its inception in 1998, the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) builds and supports a community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good. The professional association has 2,800 members internationally and provides timely and informative workshops at its conferences, and through its webinars, publications, and other member services. 

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Maryland Governor's Grants Office

The Maryland Governor's Grants Office provides resources, training, research, and guidance to state agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and academia on all aspects of federal grants and federal funds. This site is located at


Sandy Swab, Consultant, Federal Grants and Data Management

Sandy Swab worked in the federal government at the Department of Commerce/NOAA, US Marshals (USMS), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Recovery Board before retiring from federal service, where she worked in finance, grants, reporting, and data management. She is currently a consultant in the public and private sectors with expertise in both grants and data management, and may be reached at


Polly Binns, CFRE, Consultant, Private Sector Funding

Polly Binns is a people person, an expert in collaboration and private sector funding. As the former Executive Director for the Council for Resource Development (CRD), Binns gained recognition nationally. CRD’s annual conference in Washington, DC, was attended by fundraisers, capital campaign managers, alumni relations staff, educational foundation administrators, and grants professionals from across the county. Binns is now consulting in the private sector, and may be reached at


Paul Calabrese, CPA

Paul Calabrese is a principal and advisor at Gelman, Rosenberg, and Freedman, Certified Public Accountants. He has experience with the uniform guidance and federal grant recipients including institutions of higher education, hospitals, nonprofits, and state, local and tribal governments. His skill-sets include grant cost accounting, subrecipient monitoring, and developing indirect cost rates, and may be reached at



ACPEN is the Accounting Continuing Professional Education Network, the largest CPE network in the United States, providing accounting, financial, and grant-related coursework to individuals, organizations, and over 40 state CPA societies. Founded in 1997, we offer state of the art video webcast technology that allows for a more dynamic and engaging presentation. ACPEN may be reached at


Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a grant funding expert who has covered the field of public
and private philanthropy for almost 20 years. Frank can be reached at