GMN Examiner
March 2013

Need to Know

Webinar: Social Media Solved Members Only
Are you waiting for the right time to jump in to social media? Are you already splashing around on Twitter and Facebook? Either way, you'll want to attend our social media webinar for some hot tips and tricks for getting the most out of your social networking. You'll learn why the best Twitter name is your own, how Facebook can get you a job, and why your LinkedIn profile might be the most important thing about you online.

Register now for the Tuesday, March 5 webinar »

Feel free to submit questions in advance to npowell [at-sign] gmnetwork [dot] org. We'll answer as many as we can to make sure you've got the info you need to become a social butterfly!


New and Notable

New Regional Officers
Please join GMN in welcoming the following volunteers as regional officers:

  • Amy Cole, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc., Washington DC Regional Chapter Membership Chair
  • Renee Steffen, Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund, Ohio Regional Chapter Membership Chair

As a reminder: 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 . Members Only

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.

Events in Person

Minnesota Regional Chapter | Speed Networking for Grants Managers

Tuesday, March 12, 2013  |  9:00 – 11:00 AM CT  |  Minneapolis, Minn.

GMN 8th Annual Conference

Monday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 20  |  St. Petersburg, Fla.

Events Online

Webinar: Social Media Solved Members Only

Tuesday, March 5  |  1:00 – 2:00 PM ET  |  Webinar


Job Opportunities


View all jobs  Members Only

Top Tip

Members Only

Posting a discussion that you’d like the entire GMN community to see? Make sure you don’t pick any groups in the Groups section of the post.

Group Visibility Settings

If you would like to limit it to one (or more) specific group(s), just pick the groups in which you’d like it to appear. For more information on posting, see Posting to Online Community on the Help page.

For additional assistance, contact Jamie Amagai at jamagai [at-sign] summitfdn [dot] org or Christine Meek at cmeek [at-sign] cfgfw [dot] org.


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

New Conference Sessions You Might Have Missed
If you registered early for the 2013 conference, you might have missed a few sessions that were added recently. Take a look at these new session descriptions so you can update your schedule if necessary.


Previewing Vendor-Sponsored Sessions
One of the most unique elements of the GMN annual conference is our vendor-sponsored sessions, which give attendees the opportunity to get in-depth details about some of the key products available for grants management through one-on-one interaction with vendors. If you’re already using products, vendor-sponsored sessions are a great resource for learning about new components and functionality. If you’re considering a new product, these sessions offer an up-close-and-personal look at what’s available. And everyone can benefit from the opportunity to meet and talk with vendor representatives, who can provide knowledge you can take back to your organization.

For a preview of some of our vendor-sponsored sessions, check out the GMN conference blog during the week of March 4-8.

Join the Conversation

Our conference is fast approaching and there's still time to sign up. Take a look at the activity in the Online Community and get excited with your colleagues! Have you checked out the conference blog? If you haven't, check out "Let's Meet in St. Pete" and get ready to have a great conference experience. Already registered? Welcome! Check out the discussions or ask a question in the Conference Attendees Group. Members Only

Anyone know of a good source for information on procurement methods? Members Only

And while we’re talking money, what are some of the financial assessment tools you use to assess the financial health of your applicants and grantees? Members Only