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.

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. 

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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

Secrets of Grants Management: Improving Grantee Outcomes

Tuesday, May 22 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT


Jumpstart mission-based outcomes by supporting your grantees’ outcome capacity, learning integration, and outcome improvement. Learn what grantees are struggling with, what they really need, and the tips on how you can support them in meaningful and tangible ways. 

Less than 35% of the nonprofit sector has a culture that prompts and rewards grantees to continuously predict, track, assess, and integrate participant behavior. It takes leadership, vision, persistence, data systems, financial support, and a clear understanding of the grantees’ role in participant outcome achievement and improvement. Make changes to your process today!

This webinar will help build your competency in strategic management.

Presenter: Wendy Watson-Hallowell, The Belief Coach, BeliefWorks

Leveraging the Tech Ecosystem of Good to Accomplish Your Goals

Tuesday, May 29 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT


Learn how forward-thinking organizations look for holistic, connected solutions that can help them advance their mission and yield a better-than-average return on investment. 

It's essential that your organization have a well-thought-out technology strategy in place to achieve your mission and have greater impact. Settling on a software solution that solves one problem for a single department without thinking through the entire organization's technology needs and ecosystem can lead to more problems than it solves, including a fatal lack of buy-in from staff and management, technology needs that go unaddressed, duplication of effort, and lack of systems integration.

This webinar will help build your competency in technology management.

Presenter: Annie Rhodes, Director of Foundation Strategy, Blackbaud

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