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.
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.
GMN's new professional journal is written by and for grants managers. Our first issue sets the stage with an overview of the brave new world of grants management and the increasingly complex and critical role that grants managers play in the world of philanthropy.
This report is designed to empower grantmaking organizations with information on new trends and insights into what peer organizations are doing so that they can make better decisions about the technology they use to support their missions.
The Guide to Streamlining series is a set of tools and resources to help grantmakers apply Project Streamline’s four streamlining principles. Each tool is a stand-alone resource, allowing you to focus on the areas that matter to you at the right time for change.
GMN produces written summaries of its most popular annual conference sessions to allow those unable to attend the sessions, or the conference, to access the knowledge and information shared at the conference. Learn more about and purchase the summaries.
The GMN Salary and Benefits Report is a biannual examination of grants management compensation and benefits. It guides employers looking to measure salary ranges, check salary increase trends, and compare benefits relative to similar grantmaking organizations. It also helps grants managers understand their value and negotiate competitive compensation. Learn more about the 2011 report.
A Consumer's Guide to Grants Management Software
A Consumer’s Guide to Grants Management Software compares 20 grants management software products, describing the core strengths and weaknesses of each system, showing how they stack up against each other across a set of 17 different criteria, and detailing how each system addresses more than 125 different criteria. The grants management software marketplace has never had a better set of options to support effective and efficient grantmaking, and this report helps grantmakers understand how all these options compare.
Beyond the Recycling Bin: Greening Practices of Grantmakers
As a field committed balancing social awareness and stretching each dollar to maximize mission achievement, philanthropic organizations should be at the forefront of the greening movement. Beyond the Recycling Bin is free report to help grantmaking institutions better understand greening options, the current practices of peers, and the perceived barriers to greening.
The staffing needs and duties of the grants management function vary between foundations. This booklet was created as a guide to inform the philanthropic community about the diverse tasks assigned to - and staffing needs necessary for - the grants management function. It defines the numerous roles of grants management and its importance as the department in a foundation in which program, finance, communications, application, approval and administrative functions overlap. To download a PDF of this document click here.