GMN Examiner
February 2012
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Expanded Guide to Grants Management Systems

We are pleased to announce two additional vendors have been added to the Consumer’s Guide to Grants Management Systems report—Zoom Grants and Common Grant Application, bringing the total systems reviewed to 22.  A second Guide, Consumers Guide to Integrated Software for Community Foundations, has also been released highlighting the features and processes used by five different integrated software solutions to help community foundations manage funds, track grants throughout their life cycles, solicit donations, provide online support for donor advised funds, and tracking accounting data. More than half of the GMN’s members have accessed the reports since they were shared with the field.

GMN Expands Regional Chapters to 14 Members Only

GMN is excited to announce the addition of a new regional chapter in Texas.  With over 70 members, the new chapter will provide a platform for local Texas members to connect and share information, ideas, and resources with colleagues.  An inaugural roundtable luncheon will be held at the 2012 Annual Conference, and all Texas member attendees will be invited to participate and share their thoughts on suggested meeting locations, program delivery options, and topics for future meeting content. 
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GMN 2012 Annual Meeting Announcement Members Only

The GMN Annual Meeting will be held during GMN’s Annual Conference on March 20, 2012 from 12:00-1:00 pm at the Westin in San Antonio, TX. This is a chance for members to hear first hand about GMN's accomplishments and plans, ask questions of leadership, and have a voice in GMN's future. 
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GM Guide Expanded

New sections on Closing Grants and Early Termination of Grants have been added to the GM Guide, the only source of comprehensive grants management information available.  Subscribers and Contributing Organization Members can access the new sections here. Not yet a subscriber? Click here for more information.  

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Saying No Members Only

How do you communicate declines? Do you match the communication method with the grantee application? Share your response

GMN Conference Members Only

The GMN annual conference is next month! Here’s your chance to provide feedback so that the sessions are designed to meet your needs.

Using Theories of Change for Effective Grantmaking
How are you using theories of change in your work? What questions do you have as you consider introducing theories of change into your work? Share your comments and questions.

Accounting Treatment of Various Grant Scenarios: Are you interested in understanding the key accounting concepts needed to ensure compliance and proper financial stewardship of grants? Send your questions in advance and attend Timothy Stiles’ presentation.

Pre-conference service experience: Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in San Antonio? Read more about a fantastic opportunity we’ve planned for you.

Re-Granting (Expenditure) Responsibility Members Only

When your non-U.S. grantee wants to re-grant your foundations funds, do you need to exercise expenditure responsibility on the sub-grantees? Whose (expenditure) responsibility is it? What are your thoughts on this

GMN Conference Registration Now Open

Thank You!

159 members provided feedback on their experience with the Online Community, which will help us prioritize improvements and make the Online Community the best virtual place for you to network, find answers, and support the growing community of grants management professionals.  

GMN Conference Registration Now Open


Face-to-Face Events

February 21, 2012 Members Only
Rocky Mountain Region Meeting
Denver, CO

March 18, 2012
Introduction to Grants Management Workshop
San Antonio, TX

March 19-21, 2012
Grants Managers Network 7th Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX

Virtual Events

February 22, 2012 Members Only
What Works Webinar: Electronic Record Keeping

February 23, 2012 Members Only
Introduction to GMN

February 29, 2012
Using GMN’s Online Member Community

Webinar Recording Members Only
Webinar on Webinar Tools


Share Your Opinion Members Only

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