GOH Management solutions focus on administering and managing effective programs – whether it be by improving grant program monitoring functions or using real-time analytics to improve the results of outreach efforts. The importance of effective, efficient, and accurate management support services and consulting cannot be overstated as these functions are critical in accomplishing the goals of each organization.
You can learn more about our Management solutions through these project highlights:
Federal Grant Peer Review Services
GOH has over 11 years of corporate experience providing peer review and grants management services to major federal grant making agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and Corporation for National and Community Service. Our team of grants management, information technology, technical writing and editing, and administrative professionals currently supports the review of more than 2,000 grant applications annually across more than 25 grant programs and offices. GOH experience and capabilities span the entire grants management lifecycle from solicitation development through multi-year grant portfolio reviews.
Our understanding of federal grant reviews is informed by experience both as a federal grantee submitting applications that undergo peer review and complying with reporting requirements as well as a federal contractor supporting grant application submission, peer reviews, grant program monitoring, and strategic reporting requirements. In addition, GOH spearheaded the development of a suite of customized COTS FEDRamp-compliant IT solutions and tools that cost-effectively extend the capabilities of agency grants management systems and eliminate redundant data storage.
Domestic and International Event Management Services
GOH has successfully deployed comprehensive event planning teams that managed the full event lifecycle for over 300 federal meetings, conferences, general sessions, panels, training events, workshops, webinars, webcasts, and symposia ranging in size from 15 to over 1,000 participants in venues as close as downtown DC and as far as Asia and the Pacific Islands. For example, we have planned and executed international symposia on Nanoscience; international summits on gender in STEM research and practice; national AOUSC defender services training programs; workshops connecting regional centers for research innovation across the U.S.; and nearly 20 NSF and ED Principal Investigator and grantee conferences.
A key distinguisher of our event solutions is that they are fully supported by our vetted GOH Conference Planning and Meeting Support Handbook (CPMS) and Event Management Database (EMD). The GOH CPMS includes training materials, standard operating procedures, cost control procedures, templates and guidance for organizing and managing events, as well as detailed checklists for major tasks. The GOH EMD allows our teams to create and run reports and quickly populate event-related documents such as agendas, participant biographies, and schedules. The database also provides standard intake forms and profiles for meetings and generates standard project plans, which translate into more consistent service delivery and efficiency in our ability to quickly standup requested events.
Outreach and Technical Assistance Supporting NSF AAPI
In 2006 GOH began our work supporting the National Science Foundation (NSF) Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Outreach Initiative. Over the next 6 years, the NSF AAPI Outreach initiative increased successful grant applications from institutions in Micronesia by more than $8.6 million, a more than 800 percent increase over the baseline. The NSF AAPI Outreach Initiative sought to broaden participation of AAPI communities underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); to increase awareness and build capacity in preparing and competing for NSF grants; and to create a pacific research and learning network supporting STEM education and careers. Members of Team GOH were responsible for communicating and coordinating with leaders of countries and the highest levels of government officials – including members of congress, governors, and other high-ranking officials and military personnel – to plan high-level meetings, garner their support and input for various initiatives, and confirm their availability for GOH-led speaking engagements and events.
Based on the remote geographic location and developing IT infrastructure in the pacific islands, access to technology posed a major challenge to program success. GOH was instrumental in the direction and implementation of wireless connectivity points to connect interested populations across various Micronesian Islands. Additionally, GOH coordinated media coverage and placement of local island broadcast stations and directed public service announcement rotation, ensuring maximum exposure of NSF’s outreach initiatives and increasing participation.