GMN Examiner

Spring 2010

GMN has successfully completed the first year of its three-year strategic plan. Venture down the red carpet with me to celebrate our accomplishments, discover how members reviewed us, and enjoy a 2010 preview

The New Year brings new opportunities, and as the economy strengthens, new employment opportunities are beginning to appear on the horizon. As we all take stock of our current situation and look to the year ahead, it’s the perfect time to revisit the critical components of any job search: resumes and interviewing skills.

We can all assume that a grantee’s favorite sentence is, “the check’s in the mail.”  But in this time of cutbacks and budget reductions, what else can we provide nonprofit organizations when the money just isn’t available?

Special Feature: 2010 Conference Preview

The following articles correlate to sessions that will be presented at the 2010 GMN conference. Conference programming is organized into five learning tracks, including Streamlining Grantmaking Practices; Grants Management: Basics and Beyond; Technology; Emerging Issues/Special Topics, and Professional Development.

Project Streamline is moving full-steam ahead on a series of resources and tools to support your streamlining efforts.  Click here to learn what to expect and when to expect it

GMN’s Certification Team has continued researching the establishment of a professional certification program. Learn more about project status, and the Body of Knowledge survey released in January.

Have a question about grantmaking? Need some advice about implementing a new program? The GMN Member Community is the perfect resource for you! Read more about how to tap into this network of grants managers.

What does Green mean? Learn more about making your organization more environmentally sustainable, and how these same principles are guiding the 2010 GMN Conference.

As one of the most controversial discussions in philanthropy, at least part of the debate may be over when it comes to tracking diversity data. Read more about recent developments across the country, and resources grants managers can access when the conversation comes to your organization.

Where else can you find 15 years of knowledge on the art of grantmaking, and how was this repository created? A brief history of GrantCraft and the tools to enrich your own grantmaking experience.

New: Free Philanthropy In/Sight mapping tool for GMN members, Expenditure Responsibility resources from the What Works Webinar, and the 2009 Member Salary and Benefits Report.

Notable: Results of in the individual fundraising campaign and GMN member news.

Coming Soon: Pacific Northwest GMN chapter reinvigorated