R. Brian Tipton, Esq., is a practicing attorney, consultant, and trainer, who works with grant-funded organizations across the United States. Brian is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. Currently, Brian is Managing Director with The Graham Private Client Law Group in Atlanta, where he heads the firm’s grant-funded, charitable and philanthropic solutions practice. Brian regularly represents educational institutions, Community Action Agencies, Head Start programs, Weatherization providers, and other grant-funded entities in the areas of regulatory compliance, grants law, government audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation. In addition, he consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs. Brian is a frequent speaker at local, state, regional, and national conferences.
Head Start and Early Head Start agencies need to keep up-to-date on the latest programmatic developments to ensure that they remain in compliance with program requirements and Office of Head Start expectations. Attend our annual Head Start update to stay in-the-know on Head Start and Early Head Start issues. This session will feature an in-depth […]
Grant-funded organizations need to purchase goods and services to carry out their programs and awards, and the procurement process is governed by standards found in the Uniform Grants Guidance (also known as the “Super Circular”). Because of the complexity of these rules, the procurement requirements of the Uniform Grants Guidance have been subject to an […]
Improper conduct by employees and volunteers can result in serious liability for grant-funded organizations. Background checks can help protect organizations, but these checks can themselves be a source of liability if not conducted properly. During this session, you will learn the right way to conduct background checks as well as unsound (and even illegal) procedures […]
Change is unavoidable within any organization. However, many grant-funded organizations fail to plan for changes in leadership, whether at the management or governing body level. Failing to plan for leadership transitions can have serious adverse consequences for the organization and can result in confusion, loss of other key personnel, and strained relations with funding sources […]
Join our panel of grants management experts for a discussion of the latest developments and current hot topics in grants management. This session will be audience-driven and will discuss topics suggested by the Forum’s attendees. The Hot Topics Panel will also be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions about the issues that most concern […]
The Uniform Grants Guidance (also known as the Super Circular or the UGG) will soon turn five years old. However, the UGG and grants management requirements have continued to evolve over that time. This special, double-length session will discuss the Super Circular’s key requirements, the changes that have taken place since the Super Circular was […]