This toolkit defines the professional knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of grants management professionals regardless of area of specialization, the size of your organization or role within the field. By identifying both the functional responsibilities and the knowledge needed for success in every area of grants management, the competencies provide a comprehensive look at the profession. This model offers everyone working in grants management a pathway to professional success.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from BoardSource, Council on Foundations, Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Media Impact Funders, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and PEAK Grantmaking.
Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector including why philanthropy should address race and racism, not just diversity in the workplace, reflections on building grantee fundraising capacity, and a call for family foundations to incorporate risks and values into their conversations.
Jessica Bearman of Project Streamline has a new blog post up on the Grants Managers Network's site concerning Letters of Inquiry (LOI) which provides clear goals for adopting an LOI program along with several strong examples in use by the field.
The world has changed dramatically since the first community foundation opened its doors in 1914. Today, these organizations play vital roles in more than 750 communities, but they also face competition from new philanthropy vehicles. This report looks at resources and tools that can help community foundations continue to identify and meet needs in their communities.