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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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Courage in Practice: The Principles for PEAK Grantmaking

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Many in our sector are talking about big ideas such as equity and inclusion, narrowing the power gap between grantmakers and grantseekers, being authentically engaged in our communities, listening and learning from our partners, and living our values in our practice.

We can help the sector move beyond conversation to action.

We believe our members have the power to bring tangible, real-life, and practical implementation to these big ideas to build a bridge between strategic vision and action. To this end, we support their professional growth through developing the competencies that will help them lead this change.

Grants management professionals sit at the intersection of strategy and action. Access the tools and resources you need to courageously lead change inside your organization. LEARN MORE.

Learning Advisor


Identify and Address Skills Gaps. Optimize Your Performance.

Exclusive benefit for Organization Members - Start now!

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 Competency Model information and 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

Bring Your Brave Face, We're Talking Race and Equity
Wednesday, June 19
2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT

In continuation of a lively learning experience at the 2019 PEAK Grantmaking Annual Conference in Denver, we invite you to extend yourself again in an interactive opportunity to discuss and process current events in today’s politically charged climate. As grant makers and philanthropy leaders, we cannot stay neutral. It is incumbent upon us as stewards of funds to build our skills in courageous conversations to NARROW THE POWER GAP and DRIVE EQUITY.

We have the opportunity to transform communities and to actively engage in conversations impacting our communities and the people we seek to serve. Race and equity topics are now daily headlines in one way or another and we need to have a voice in these discussions. Our session is designed to equip you to personally process things you read and watch in the media and apply a critical inclusive lens in your everyday life.

Presenter: Denise Barreto, Managing Partner, Relationships Matter Now


Note: This webinar will *not* be recorded.

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