Learning with PEAK Grantmaking

PEAK Grantmaking is committed to providing relevant learning opportunities and resources for all professionals in grants management. Investing in yourself and your career is the ultimate long-term investment. Start learning today!

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Learning Advisor


Identify and Address Skills Gaps. Optimize Your Performance.

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Based on the Grants Management Professional Competency Model, the PEAK Grantmaking Learning Advisor enables you to create an actionable plan that identifies skills gaps and recommendation on how to close them. Skills and knowledge are assessed on 5 levels of skill: Learning, Basic, Applied, Skilled and Expert. Take the assessment to see where you are, follow the learning plan to get to the next level.

NEW! Learning Advisor for Teams

PEAK Grantmaking just released Learning Advisor for Teams--a professional development tool that empowers your team members to take charge of their professional development at their own pace. Not only is this the perfect tool for your team, it’s a really great tool for you! Here are the top 5 reasons you should engage with Learning Advisor:

  1. Learning Advisor gives your team members the right development opportunities and experiences they need to grow 
  2. It makes development and career planning a part of your regular 1:1 conversations 
  3. You will build team capability by leveraging high performers 
  4. Learning Advisor coaches each person more effectively…without guessing 
  5. It drives engaged employees who can help meet your objectives 

Contact Liz Bicer to get started with Learning Advisor for Teams.

Grants Management Professional Competency Model


PEAK Grantmaking’s Grants Management Professional Competency Model defines the professional knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of grants management professionals, regardless of their area of specialization, the size of their organization, or their role within the field. 

View the Competency Model | Download the PDF

Job responsibilities, titles, and structures for grants management professionals vary widely between organizations. Therefore, this competency model includes all the competencies that distinguish high-performing grants management professionals and empowers the user to decide which are relevant to them.

The competency model can be used to define your role and create your professional development plan, and serve as a framework for talent recruitment and hiring practices.

The Grants Management Professional Competency Model is a living and evolving resource, and will be updated as needed to reflect changes in the field.

Upcoming Live Webinars

Grantmaking 2.0: Helmsley’s Story of Updating Its Grants Management Processes

Tuesday, December 4 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST


Experienced grantmakers interested in learning from other grantmakers about how they revised and updated their grants management practices will find this session helpful. Using the example of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s efforts to update their practices, the presenters will share lessons learned and best practices for making your own practice updates.


Anneka Preston, Grants Manager, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Adam Sanders, Grants Manager, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Jeannine Corey, Senior Consultant and Partner, Philanthropy.io
Rebecca Van Sickle, Managing Partner, 1892 consulting

This webinar will help build your competency in process and change management and technology management.

How to Streamline Your Grant Process to Make Better Decisions and Support Grantees

Wednesday, December 5 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST


Streamlining grant application processes is a concept foundations can get behind. Enabling grantees to work more efficiently and save time to focus on their mission is a benefit to all. With deeper insight into the nonprofits you support, you’re able to make better decisions while effectively supporting your grantees.

GuideStar and Foundant Technologies showcase the latest integrations of GuideStar for Grant Applications (G4G for short) with grants management software to streamline the application process.

Sponsored by Foundant Technologies.

Gabe Cohen, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, GuideStar
Sammie Holzworth, Product Manager, Foundant Technologies

This webinar will help build your competency in process and change management and technology management.

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