Date: 02/16/2022
Time: 1 pm eastern
Run Time: 90 minutes including Q & A session
Leader:  Brad Lebowsky, MBA, Nonprofit Consultant
Credits: Awarded 1.5 credit hours by HRCI and 1.5 PDCs by SHRM
Price: Webinar $295; Webinar + Download $349 (Share the download with your colleagues)
Audience: Grant writers, program managers, department heads, executive directors, CEOs, senior executive staff, board members, finance, payroll, human resources, in-house counsel


Satisfying a grant’s reporting requirements, regardless of whether your grant is from a federal agency or a foundation, can be problematic. Time and effort reporting, measuring indirect costs, and adhering to procurement rules are three examples of problem reporting areas associated with federal grants. Similarly, foundations and other grant sources also have their unique and sometimes difficult to follow reporting and media requirements. Failure to satisfy these, however, can jeopardize your continued funding.   Please join Brad Lebowsky, nonprofit consultant, and grants management expert, as he discusses reporting requirements for select problem areas for both federal and foundation grants in “plain English” and with practical examples—all intended to help you better understand the “gotcha” requirements of your grant and to keep you focused on delivering the program(s) your community depends on.


During this informative federal and foundation grants reporting program Mr. Lebowsky will discuss the following areas highlighting the reporting requirements associated with each:

  • Federal time and effort reporting requirements including:
    • The CFR definition of “time and effort”
    • How to complete the required Effort Report
    • Measuring effort in hours and days
    • How to reflect part-time and specialist resources
    • Techniques for estimating “effort”
    • Necessary control and audit procedures
    • Practical examples
  • Federal indirect costs requirements including:
    • The CFR definition of “indirect costs”
    • How to account for overhead expenses—officer salaries, accounting, etc.
    • Calculating indirect costs—Indirect cost base as a percentage of direct cost base
    • Exclusions from overhead costs
    • Indirect cost examples
  • Federal procurement rules including:
    • The CFR definition of “procurement”
    • Procurement by competitive negotiation
    • Five procurement standards covering the purchase of property, services, and supplies
    • Definition of “allowable methods”
    • Five procurement methods—micro purchases, sealed bids, sole source, etc.
    • Conflicts of interest policy and other written policies and procedures
    • Procurement examples
  • Common grant requirements from non-government foundation sources:
    • Grant accomplishments
    • Budget vs. actual financial reporting
    • Feedback from participants and community stakeholders
    • Measured outcomes
    • Socio-economic data
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Improvements/Designs for future funding


Brad Lebowsky earned his MBA with an emphasis on nonprofit management specializing in finance and budgeting. He has more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience and is a sought-after speaker, author, and nonprofit consultant. His areas of expertise include budgeting, finance, grant writing, strategic planning, board training, retention of donors, employees, volunteers, and professional development.

Brad has worked with dozens of nonprofit organizations helping them to improve their performance and better fulfill their missions. In the current period of economic uncertainty Brad has a demonstrated track record of assisting his clients to improve their operations and to identify and take advantage of new opportunities as they arise.

Brad can be reached at As a speaker, author, consultant, or podcast host of the NEA Podcast on iTunes and wherever you find your podcasts, his overriding goals are to grow people, communities, and resources for nonprofit organizations across the country.