GMN Tools and Resources

Project Streamline’s Grantmaker Assessment Tool is an excellent resource to help you identify opportunities to improve your application and reporting practices and advocate for change in your organization. Bring your completed Assessment report to this hands-on workshop and learn from experts and peers about which streamlined approaches work and successful strategies to rally support for change at your organization.

Jessica Bearman, Principal, Bearman Consulting

In the Fall of 2010, the GMN Grantmaking Gone Green (G4) team released the report Beyond the Recycling Bin: Greening Practices of Grantmakers. Now, as a community, we must act! This session will review the essential findings of the report, highlight impactful and cost-effective ways to green your grants process, explain the benefits of greening your organization’s operations, and provide you with tools and examples to return to your organization and make the green change.

Christopher Percopo, Grants Manager, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Scott Pietka, Grants Administrator, Firelight Foundation

Pat Taylor, Grant Assistant, The Energy Foundation


New to Project Streamline? Join us for a discussion of Project Streamline principles. Explore available tools and resources that can help your organization make its grantmaking more efficient and effective — saving itself and its grantees time and money. Topics covered include: (1) what information you really need to make a grant; (2) ideas for “right-sizing” your application and reporting requirements; (3) features of an effective online application; and (4) the importance of clear communication with applicants and grantees.

Jessica Bearman, Principal, Bearman Consulting


The GMN Online Member Community is the best place to connect with other members, ask for advice, and share your experiences to help solve challenges or problems. Please join us to find out how you can get the most out of this valuable resource. Having trouble finding resources on the Online Community? Want to customize it to better to meet your needs? Not sure how to set up your notifications? Need more information about posting a discussion? This interactive session for newer users will provide an overview of GMN’s Online Community and will help optimize your experience with this vital resource. More advanced users can stop by our booth in the Exhibit Hall for hands-on help with specific questions.

Jamie Amagai, Grants Administrator, The Summit Charitable Foundation


Do you need to: Make your job more interesting?; Know what's going on in the field?; Solve a problem?; or Position yourself for your next career step? The Grants Managers Network can help. Join us for a lively and interactive discussion of the tools and resources available to you, including grantmaking policies, procedures, compliance, and data and records management. Get ideas for improving your grantmaking operations as well as new ways to grow your job and advance your career.

Teresa Crawford, Grants Manager, Frey Foundation

Catherine Downs, Senior Consultant, The Crescent Group