GMN Examiner
December 2012

Need to Know

Reflecting and Redirecting Your Plan Members Only

Effective professional development planning begins and ends with reflection. As you develop your 2013 goals and personal development plan, GMN’s Body of Knowledge can serve as a great tool for reflection and also help generate ideas. We encourage you to use the Body of Knowledge Professional Development Planning Tool to help you identify new learning and sharing opportunities, keep the BOK relevant to your development needs, and form new connections with grants management professionals.

Webinar: Automatic Revocation of Exemption—What You Need to Know (Registration Required) Members Only

Wednesday, January 16  |  12:00 PM ET  

This webinar will explain the automatic loss of exemption, including why organizations are revoked by the IRS, tax consequences of revocation for existing organizations, and steps for an organization to take if it wants reinstatement. Participants will also learn how to be removed from the automatic revocation list if an organization was revoked in error. The webinar will explain how you can rely on EO Select Check and EOBMF to verify a previously revoked organization is back in good standing. REGISTER TO ATTEND

Presenter:  Matthew Giuliano, Exempt Organizations Manager, Rulings and Agreements Guidance, Group 2, Internal Revenue Service


New and Notable

Webinar Recording: Grantee Budget & Financial Planning Tool

Listen in on a recorded webinar presented by The SCAN Foundation for its grantmaking colleagues. This webinar introduces a newly-developed Budget & Financial Planning Tool. Utilizing this tool can assist your current and potential grantees in developing project-specific budgets. More importantly, it helps them develop project sustainability projections by determining both expense and potential revenue resources over a 5-year time frame. Listen now!

Acknowledging New Leaders

GMN welcomes the following regional chapter volunteers who began service in 2012:

Guenevere CrumGuenevere Crum

The Able Trust

Regional Co-Chair
Florida Regional Chapter



Victor CruzVictor Gongora

Greater Texas Foundation

Texas Regional Chapter 



Events in Person

NorCal GMN Holiday Happy Hour

Wednesday, December 19  |  5:30-7:30 PM PT  |  San Francisco
GMN Holiday Happy Hour! Please join us for some cocktails and conversation at John Colins. There will be no formal program, just a chance to catch up with your GMN friends and colleagues, old and new. We’ll have a few tables reserved from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and we hope to see you there! John Colins, 138 Minna Street, San Francisco, Calif., 94105 Close to the Montgomery Street BART Station. Visit the John Colins website for maps.

Job Opportunities

Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC –

Grantmakers in Aging, Arlington, VA –

H&R Block, Kansas City, MO –


View all jobs  Members Only


On the Move

Want to share your job moves, career highlights, awards and recognitions, or other big news?  Contact Communications Manager Nikki Powell at npowell [at-sign] gmnetwork [dot] org or call 202-495-0419.


Conference Spotlight


Going Social

Members Only  + Conference Registrants
Get your hashtags ready—GMN's conference is getting social. In 2013, we'll have live social media coverage of conference events to help those in St. Petersburg know where to go for the action and keep members following along at home in the know with key takeaways from important sessions. But social only works if everyone is there! Right now, GMN has 522 group members on LinkedIn, 107 friends on Facebook and 99 followers on Twitter--but we have more than 2,200 members overall. We can do better than that!

► JOIN GMN’s group on LinkedIn

► LIKE GMN on Facebook

► FOLLOW GMN on Twitter


Closer to the conference we'll begin publishing hashtags to go along with sessions at the conference. If you’re already a social media believer, leave your Twitter handle in the discussion for this topic in the online community or in the conference community and GMN will follow you back!


Join the Conversation

Share the Hard Work Members Only

Why start from scratch? Templates are a wonderful way to jump into a new project. Do you have a pledge letter that you’d like to share or a letter you enclose with your grant checks? What about a great eligibility quiz for grantseekers?

Working on Child Welfare? Members Only

Do you have experience working with grantees involved in foster care or have a program officer/program manager dedicated to child welfare? Share your job description with a foundation serving children.

International Grantmaking Issues Members Only

International grantmaking can be just as challenging as it is rewarding. Do you prefer to perform Expenditure Responsibility or do you use Equivalency Determination on international grantees? Do you utilize a different fee structure for international grants? Connect with a community foundation to share your international grantmaking expertise.


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