GMN Examiner
September 2012

New and Notable

Catch Up on the 2012 Conference with Handy Session Summaries

Ever been to a conference with too many great sessions? Or missed a conference and then heard stories about really compelling material? GMN wants to make sure that all members have a chance to learn from as much of our conference content as possible, so we created recaps of more than half of the sessions from our 2012 conference in San Antonio.

You can check out a sample summary and order the full set of summaries on our website. Summaries are complimentary for GMN’s Contributing Organization Members and 2012 conference attendees.

Get Social with GMN on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

GMN’s online community predates all of today’s most common social media meeting places, so our members have experience talking about philanthropy and grants management issues online. GMN is using social media to raise the profile of these topics and we need your help! LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn so help grow our conversations and connections, as well as enjoy the lighter side of social media.

What Cloud Computing Can Do For You and Your Grantees?Members Only 

Webinar  |  Wednesday, October 3, 2012  |  2:00 p.m. ET

What’s going on in the cloud? You hear the buzz but do you know the basics? If you’ve used email then you’re already on the cloud—grants, membership, and project management are all on the cloud, too. The outlook is cloudy, though--how should philanthropic organizations and the nonprofits they work with be thinking about cloud-based solutions? This webinar will present ways to think about cloud strategies, including criteria for what makes sense to do in the cloud and what makes sense to “keep local.” Presenter Allen Gunn, executive director at Aspiration, will lift the veil on the cloud conundrum. This webinar is free to GMN members but advanced registration is required. Register now!


Recently Added Resouces

Webinar Recording: 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? 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. This webinar, recorded on August 23, 2012, was presented by Nicholas Burt, Grants Administrator at the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and Kecia Haggins, Network Administrator at the Georgia Power Foundation. Replay the webinar now!

Join the Conversation

Links to Learning Members Only

Which newsletters, blogs, and feed do you subscribe to or read regularly to stay on top of issues in grants management and philanthropy? Tell us where to look for great ideas and resources.

Up in the Air Members Only

Cloud-based grants management systems are becoming more common. Are you using one or are you interested in learning more? Find out what others are using and read their experiences so far.

Name Dropping Members Only

What do you do when a grantee changes its name? Share your process and ideas in this discussion.


GMN Conference

“GMN Member Orientation Webinar" - September 27, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Learn how to maximize the value of your membership and:

  • Connect with colleagues
  • Effectively use the online community
  • Participate and take advantage of educational events
  • Access various publications and resources
  • Integrate best practices to streamline your organization’s operations


Face-to-Face Events  

September 25, 2012  |  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET  Members Only
SE Region GMN Meeting
"Complying with Anti-Terrorism Guidelines"

September 27, 2012  |  12:30-3 p.m. Members Only
GMN DC Fall Meeting
 “Due Diligence: Finances, Assessing Organizational Capacity, and Grant Monitoring” with lunch served and roundtable discussion of grants gone bad

October 4, 2012  |  2:00-5:00 p.m. Members Only
New York Regional Meeting
Mapping: How Geographic and Demographic Mapping Tools Can Impact Grantmaking

October 5, 2012  |  10:00-11:00 a.m. (PT & AKT) Members Only
Pacific Northwest GMN Tri-State Coffee Hour
Simultaneous meetings in Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage 

Virtual Events  

Webinar  |  Wednesday, October 3, 2012  |  2:00 p.m. ET Members Only
What Cloud Computing Can Do For You and Your Grantees?
What’s going on in the cloud? You hear the buzz but do you know the basics? Presenter Allen Gunn, executive director at Aspiration, will lift the veil on the cloud conundrum.


Members Only

Does the GMN online community make the grade? How do you use it and what’s missing that would make it more valuable? We want to hear from GMN members about how we can improve this number one member resource to help you do your job more effectively and get the most out of your participation in the network.

Share your opinion!