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Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

Ethical Grant Management

  • 12/01/2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom


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Has an organization you work with or know about ever had to return grant monies? It happens more often than you realize. From the funder’s perspective, a lot can go wrong.

Learn what ethical grant management means from both a funder’s and an applicant’s perspective. We will discuss capacity and grant readiness: how do you know if you have the capacity to manage an award from data collection to financial management, and how can you build that capacity within your organization? 

Our presenters will also discuss topics such as: the difference between supplementing not supplanting funds; at what point should you reach out for help; red flags from a compliance perspective; strategies you can you use to ensure better management of grant awards.

Come with questions or send them in ahead of time and be prepared for a robust discussion!


  • 11:45 am - 12 noon: Announcements and networking
  • 12 noon - 1:15 pm: Program


  • Non-members: $25
  • Members: FREE! Join GPLH today and attend this event for free!

ZOOM link will be sent to registrants.


Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden, Executive Director, Westchester County Youth Bureau. In her role, Dr. Harris-Madden, as a funder, deploys financial and technical resources to nonprofit and municipal agencies. As a grant maker, she is closely involved with crafting RFPs and oversight of grantees including addressing compliance issues. She is also known for her expertise in grant writing and program evaluation. She has secured millions of dollars in federal, state, and private funds.

Dr. Harris-Madden has served as a federal grant reviewer, program evaluator, and trainer, and is the current president of the Hudson Valley Association of Youth Bureaus.  Her education includes an MBA, an MS in Human Resources Management, and an EdD in Executive Leadership and she is actively engaged in area boards and taskforces, with an equity and accountability lens.

Domenica Personti, Founder and CEO, Impact Life. Ms. Personti is a recovery and re-entry expert. She has many years of experience in the operation of not-for-profit organizations, focusing on outreach, treatment, legislative advocacy, funding, prevention and education for the Substance Use Disorder population.  She founded Impact Life in 2020 after seeing the ravenous effect COVID had on this population. She has designed and led numerous successful treatment, outreach, and prevention programs.

With over 26 years in Behavioral Health Treatment, Ms. Personti has worked in direct service and administrative program management. She created the first hospital needle exchange model in the country, for which she received an award from the White House in 2007. She holds MS, LCDP, CADC, CCDP-D, CPS degrees and credentials. She has successfully managed complex programs including multiple federal grants and will share strategies and tools she uses to manage these government awards.

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