Professional Development

Grants Management Body of Knowledge

Since 1996, the Grants Managers Network (GMN) has connected grants management professionals nationwide to share best practices and improve grantmaking. Our members look to GMN for the knowledge, training, and tools necessary to lead and succeed.

That’s why our ambitious effort to define the grants management profession—the Body of Knowledge (BOK)—is so critical. Developed by and for members, the BOK clarifies the role of grants management in philanthropy. It establishes a common language and framework to gather best practices, resources, and opportunities for shared learning in one place.

GMN Members can use the BOK to conduct self-assessments to determine professional development plans. To learn more about the Body of Knowledge, click here.


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