Effective Practices

Grants Managers Network is a leader in identifying and promoting effective grantmaking practices through field-wide change efforts.

Using GMN’s shared knowledge, grants management professionals can learn about, improve, and implement practices that make grantmaking more efficient and effective.

Practices Matter is a campaign to bring greater awareness to the importance of grantmaking practices. Under the umbrella of this campaign are three distinct areas of focus:
  • Project Streamline, a collaboration focused on decreasing administrative burdens on grantseekers by streamlining application and reporting practices.
  • Data Intelligence, which looks at the rise in awareness and use of data to improve grantmaking processes.
  • Technology, a key component in the implementation of effective practices that make grantmaking better for funders and grantseekers.


GMNsight: Advancing Grantmaking

In addition to the Practices Matter campaign, GMN presents topics of importance to the field of grantmaking through our professional journal GMNsight: Advancing Grantmaking. The journal features original content written for and by grants management professionals and subject area experts and strives to begin and sustain diverse conversations about how grants management is evolving.