GMN Examiner
August 2012

New and Notable

Webinar: Board Books Online—Paperless and On the Go Members Only

Do you dream of going digital? Is your organization ready to move to online board books? Join us to hear about our presenters' experiences as they moved away from paper board books to a digital format. Learn the critical decision points and how the change was implemented. (Thursday, August 23, 2:00-3:00 p.m.)

Moving Grantmaking Forward: GMN's 2011 Annual Report

2011 marked the 20th anniversary of the first meeting between Ann Gael and Margaret Egan, GMN’s founders, as well as the 15th anniversary of GMN’s expansion to a national organization. It was fitting that 2011 also marked the successful completion of a three-year strategic plan for Grants Managers Network. Don’t miss this special annual report. 

Call for Board Nominations Begins August 15

Are you ready to help lead the way for GMN? Do you know a fellow member with the commitment and leadership potential to help move grants management forward? Nominate yourself or another member to serve on the GMN Board of Directors. The nominating period runs from August 15-September 4. 

GMN's New Administrative Associate 

Jim Richardson joined GMN as Administrative Associate in July 2012. Jim will be an excellent resource for all GMN members as he takes over responsibility for day-to-day administrative functions like responding to member emails and phone calls. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in Management with a special concentration in Health Systems Management from Potomac College and holds a masters in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. You can contact Jim at jrichardson [at-sign] gmnetwork [dot] org or call (888) 466-1996 Ext 0.

Selected Proceedings from the 2012 Conference Now Available

One of our favorite "complaints" about our annual conference is that there are too many great sessions happening at the same time. We recognize that not everyone can attend the conference every year, and no one can attend every single one of our great sessions. To meet member requests, we have captured recaps of more than half of the sessions from the 2012 conference. Recaps are available for purchase today!

Support GMN Today!

GMN relies on voluntary contributions from its members and their organizations to deliver its programs, resources, and services. Find out how you can help GMN's efforts to improve grantmaking.


Join the Conversation

Managing and Sharing Documents Members Only

How does your organization manage and share files? How has it met / not met your expectations and what has / hasn’t worked? See what other members have to say about two types of file sharing software: Sharepoint and M-Files.

Funding an LLC Members Only

It’s becoming more common for foundations to support LLCs. Find out how others are doing it and when/if expenditure responsibility needs to be exercised.

Mapping Workflow Members Only

Do you have a favorite software for mapping your workflow and processes? Share your opinion in this discussion.


Job Opportunities


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Creating and Sharing Insight

GMN is proud to showcase our newest publication, a professional journal written for and by GMN members. GMNsight:Advancing Grantmaking will share knowledge gained through years of experience in grants management; explore the trends and practices of modern grantmaking; and drive forward thinking and progress that will shape new approaches to delivering mission-critical funding and support services.

Browse our first issue and let us know what you think!



Face-to-Face Events  

September 18, 2012