In an article on March 5, 2013, Nonprofit Business Advisor
featured a presentation from Venable partner Dismas Locaria
entitled "The Top Ten Federal Grant and Contract Pitfalls for Nonprofits." Locaria provided direct, easy-to-understand definitions and best practices to help nonprofits comply with federal regulations surrounding federal contracts, grants and cooperative agreements.
"If you're not experienced, you need to make sure you have someone who has experience or is really willing to dive into it, because [contracts, grants or cooperative agreements] aren’t something that you can wing," Locaria explained. "It's time-consuming, complicated and convoluted, and you have to ask questions in order to learn and digest the material."