GMN Examiner

Winter 2010


Capacity building is one of those elusive ideas in philanthropy that fits the adage “I’m not sure what it is, but I will know it when I see it.” For foundations that offer grantmaking programs to accomplish capacity building, the “it” can often confuse grantees, trustees, and program staff when not well planned and articulated.


Like most experiences in life, you’ll get out of GMN what you put into it. You may not realize what a wide range of options exist to deepen your engagement with GMN — from “quick hits” that don’t take a lot of time and can be done at your convenience, to deeper commitments of time on GMN’s volunteer teams or regions that advance the profession while helping you build strong relationships with colleagues and enhance your resume.

To learn more about how to become engaged and your opportunity to participate in planning for GMN’s future, click here.


GMN’s resident technology expert, Jonathan Goldberg opines on the state of affairs in grants management software, and describes what the world could look like…


Feel like you are the only grants manager looking for ways to green? Read the results of the G4 Team survey to see where you fit on the greening spectrum.


With the GMN Annual Conference fast-approaching, it’s time to dust off that Seattle travel guide. Luckily, the Conference Host Committee has started the research for you!


Read how GMN Examiner Advice Columnist “Grant” helped Addled in Albuquerque become Streamlined from the Southwest.

“If you could invite any person from history to be the keynote speaker at the annual conference, who would it be and why?”

Read how GMN members responded


Whether hot off the presses or an oldie but goodie, the Reading List provides suggestions for books and articles for all you information addicts!


There is exciting news at GMN…we have met our fundraising goal for 2010. Read all about it.

New guide, streamlining tool, and ever-expanding knowledge. Learn what’s available now and what’s on its way.