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Discuss, debate, and advance the body of knowledge through the BOK In-Depth campaign. Each month we’ll focus on a single domain in an online discussion of:
- What should be included in the domain?
- What resources and training do you use to stay current on these areas?
- Are there gaps in the available information and training that GMN should fill?
All GMN members who make qualifying comments to the In-Depth discussions will be entered into a raffle to be held on July 1, 2011 for a new Apple iPad. You have up to 12 chances to win for each of the 12 domain discussions that you participate in.
Click here to participate now in the December discussion of Legal & Tax Compliance.
New Project Streamline Resources on the Way
Stay tuned for the January 2011 launch of the latest Project Streamline guide on due diligence. Due diligence can cause anxiety for grantmakers and grantseekers, in part because it’s not well understood. This guide clarifies legal requirements, dispels five due diligence myths, and helps grantmakers streamline their due diligence processes. All members will be alerted when the guide becomes available. In the meantime, please make sure to review the Project Streamline guides on budgets and financial reporting, right-sizing grant requirements, and online grants management systems at www.projectstreamline.org.
In January, be on the lookout for the Project Streamline Assessment Tool. Developed in partnership with the Center for Effective Philanthropy, this simple (and free!) online tool will enable grantmakers to assess their current practices against the flaws identified in the Drowning in Paperwork report and benchmark their practices against their peers. It will provide users with data and a report that can be used to advocate internally for change and track a grantmaker’s improvements over time.
The tool is currently in the “soft launch” phase in which we’ve reached out to a small set of grantmakers to create the initial benchmarking data set for the organization and to clean-up the last bugs in the system. If you are interested in participating in the soft launch and completing your assessment now, email Michelle Greanias at mgreanias [at-sign] gmnetwork [dot] org.
The GMN Examiner Editorial Team
The GMN Examiner is published three times a year through the dedicated efforts of GMN members and volunteers.
Ericka Novotny – Co-Editor
Allison Gister – Co-Editor