GMN Puts the Pieces Together in New Strategic Framework
Want to know what's in store for 2013 at Grants Managers Network? Check out our brand new strategic framework to get a first look at our priorities and plans for this year.
GMN continues to experience a lot of growth, both in new members and in the needs of current members. We're committed to meeting those needs and are spending 2013 planning a learning program that will improve how professional development happens with GMN.
Along with a new education plan, GMN is focusing on raising awareness of efficient grantmaking practices, an issue that our members continue to advocate for in their own organizations and throughout the field.
Some additional plans include:
- Raising the profile of GMN as an organization and as a membership association with public relations and communications outreach
- Expanding volunteer opportunities for current and potential volunteers, and use the knowledge of volunteers to strengthen our community
- Creating a stronger GMN by implementing partner and supporter goals and practices that enable GMN's unique qualities to shine through
New Chapter Affiliations
GMN members consistently report that the connections they have with other grants management professionals are their most valuable benefit of belonging to Grants Managers Network. GMN Regional Chapters are a significant factor in this connection, bringing members together on the local level for face-to-face networking and learning. However, because of the way that GMN has grown organically for many years, not all of our members belonged to a regional chapter. Accordingly, GMN has reorganized some chapters and, effective January 1, 2013, all members are connected to an existing GMN Regional Chapter based on their geographic zip code or close proximity to a particular region. This new affiliation was approved by GMN’s Board of Directors in recognition of the unique role that regional chapters play in delivering local educational programs to enhance member's professional growth. Want to know what chapter you’re in? Refer to our colorful map that outlines who belongs to each of our 14 regional chapters.
Regional Officers List
GMN’s new chapter affiliations and regional chapter governing structure delivered an extra bonus: more leadership positions for GMN members. Previously, each regional chapter had two officers, but that number has increased to five with the addition of positions focused on programming, membership, and communications.
To find out who your regional officers are, or to find out where leadership positions are still waiting for you to apply, check out our list of 2013 Regional Chapter Officers.
If you are interested in applying for a regional chapter officer position, read the roles & responsibilities and contact Miriam Hankins, Membership and Chapter Services Manager, at mhankins [at-sign] gmnetwork [dot] org or (888) 466-1996 Ext. 1.
Thursday, February 7 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET | Danvers, Mass.
Monday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 20 | St. Petersburg, Fla.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET | Webinar
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Thursday, February 28 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET | Webinar
Grants Managers Network, Washington, D.C.
Volunteers of America, Washington, D.C.
- Grants Coordinator (access limited to members of Washington, D.C. chapter)
Cargill Foundation and Cargill’s Corporate Giving Program, Wayzata, Minn.
(access limited to members of Minnesota chapter, Corporate Grantmakers, and International Grantmakers)
American Jewish World Service, New York City
(access limited to members of New York chapter and International Grantmakers)
The Nature Conservancy, Los Angeles
Bohemian Foundation, Fort Collins, Colo.