Guidelines for Using Grant Money

While in Seattle, I was talking to a colleague about a grant her program had received, and I realized there are a lot of basic questions people have about grants that are rarely discussed. We are quick to talk about how to obtain grants, how to write grant proposals, how to find grants. But that's about it.
 
fundraisingIP.com posted a brief piece on this topic a couple weeks ago. If you have questions about what your obligations are now that you've received a grant (i.e. regular reporting requirements), or you're wondering if you can use the dollars differently than  you outlined in the grant, this may provide you with some basic guidance.
 
And for a more in-depth look at an important aspect of grant maintenance, check out An Introduction to Grant Reports: Tips and Tools for Preparing Reports for Your Funders (techsoup). It's great for creating structure in cases where your funder hasn't provided a whole lot of guidance.