GMN relies on voluntary contributions from its members and their organizations to deliver its programs, resources, and services. We ask that you help us in our efforts to improve grantmaking.
How to Support GMN
- Become a Contributing Organization Member. Organizations that meet or exceed the annual contribution levels become Contributing Organization Members and receive special benefits and discounts.
- Make an unrestricted contribution to GMN in any amount from your organization.
- Make a personal contribution to support GMN's work.
- Purchase a GMN product or publication, including the GM Guide, our bi-annual salary survey, or conference session summaries from 2012 or 2013.
Why Support GMN?
GMN can be a valuable resource to you and your organization in many ways. We can help streamline your grantmaking practices to reduce costs for your organization and your grantees; provide a supportive network for you and your staff, and ensure that you are informed of and prepared for emerging issues in the field. GMN is the only source of professional development designed specifically for grants management staff.
Here are a few of our 2012 accomplishments that member support made possible:
- In 2012, GMN launched a new professional journal, GMNsight: Advancing Grantmaking. The first edition, with the theme “Brave New World of Grants Management” was published in August 2012 to overwhelmingly positive response. GMN members, colleagues in the field, and even internationally-known Alliance Magazine have praised the caliber of content and design.
- GMN partnered with the Technology Affinity Group in 2012 to develop a new edition of TAG’s popular information technology survey. This report targeting grantmakers shared details, trends and insights into the technology resources and tools used by peer organizations.
- We held 44 meetings across 14 regions, including the launch of a new chapter in Texas. These meetings brought grants managers together at the local level to learn from experts and each other and build strong relationships that support members’ professional development goals and improve grantmaking at their organizations.
We are also pleased to report that during 2012, GMN's membership grew by 25 percent and engaged more than 200 active volunteers. GMN plans to build on this success in the coming year. Membership contributions account for nearly two-thirds of our annual budget, and GMN needs your help to provide another great year of programs and services.