Publications

GMN produces a variety of reports and publication on issues and topics of interest to grantmakers and grants management professionals, including the following.

 

For publications issued prior to 2013, see our Archived Publications.

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GMN 2016 Salary and Jobs Survey Report

More than 80 percent of business managers and HR professionals said their companies either participate in or purchase at least one salary survey each year, according to a Salary.com poll. That means the people determining your salary are looking at surveys, and GMN’s is the only report of grants management and operations professionals in philanthropy. Shouldn’t you be counted among your colleagues and get the information you need to negotiate a more competitive salary, job title and responsibilities?

300+ grants managers contributed to the 2015 salary and jobs survey, which gives you a snapshot of the profession, as well as salary and benefits comparisons.

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Grantmakers Information Technology Survey Report

The 2016 update of the report shows that cloud-based systems used by funders now greatly outnumber local server installations of the systems used to manage the distribution of billions of dollars each year.

The report explores the available options for accepting and reviewing applications and tracking grants throughout their lifecycles, takes a look at what grants management systems do, and compares the strengths and weaknesses of the packages available for U.S.-based foundations. It also recommends packages that might work for your organization based on your specific needs.

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Grantmakers Information Technology Survey Report

Grantmaking organizations hand out billions of dollars each year to worthy causes, but most foundations are flummoxed by the technology tools they use in their grant operations. This lack of understanding is disconcerting and gives rise to questions about decision-making and leadership in implementation of the software used to manage those billions in funding.

 

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2014 Conference Session Summaries

GMN produced written summaries of its most popular 2014 annual conference sessions to allow those unable to attend the sessions, or the conference, to access the knowledge and information shared at the conference.

 

Summaries were provided complimentary to organization members and those who attended the conference, and made available for purchase. They are currently available for members at no charge in the Knowledge Base.

2013 Salary & Jobs Survey Report

GMN’s 2013 Salary & Jobs survey report compiles data from hundreds of grants management professionals to provide an accurate picture of the work and compensation of grants managers at various types of organizations and with varying levels of experience.

 

Those who participated in data collection can get a complimentary copy of the report, which is available for purchase for others looking for the definitive assessment of grants manager salary and jobs.

 

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Assessing the How of Grantmaking

Assessing the How of Grantmaking reviews five core questions every grantmaker should be able to answer about how it makes grants, recommended indicators to measure the effectiveness of current practices, and advice on how to find and present the results.

 

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2013 Conference Session Summaries

GMN produced written summaries of its most popular 2013 annual conference sessions to allow those unable to attend the sessions, or the conference, to access the knowledge and information shared at the conference.

 

Summaries were provided complimentary to organization members and those who attended the conference, and made available for purchase. They are currently available for members at no charge in the Knowledge Base.

Paper Diet Report – January 2013

Based on surveys and interviews with GMN members, the Paper Diet report reveals how grantmakers can make improvements in their efforts to go paperless to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and environmental awareness.

Learn more about the Paper Diet »