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  • PEAK Grantmaking 2019 Annual Meeting

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    PEAK Grantmaking's Annual Meeting of Membership took place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 2:00 pm ET. Staff and board members shared a summary of 2018, as well as information on current projects and future plans.

    PEAK Grantmaking's Annual Meeting of Membership took place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 2:00 pm ET. 

    Staff and board members shared a summary of 2018, as well as information on current projects and future plans.

  • Let's Talk General Operating Grants

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Session materials from PEAK2019.

    Session materials from PEAK2019.

    Take a deep dive into general operating grants. Nonprofits repeatedly request these funds. Yet many grantmakers don’t offer them, and those who do, define and approve general operating grants differently. This session will look at issues related to strategy, budget, eligibility, guidelines, applications, and evaluation for general operating grants. Speakers from a diverse set of foundations that award general operating grants will share their experiences with those grants. Participants will learn about the challenges of and current best practices for managing general operating grants.

    Participants will learn about:

    The need for general operating grants and how nonprofit use them

    Streamlining applications for general operating support

    Evaluating general operating grants

    Erin Baird

    Director of Grants

    Allegany Franciscan Ministries

    Erin is an experienced grant manager and program officer. She joined Allegany Franciscan Ministries back in 2000. In her role as director of grants, Erin oversees the administration of grant programs for the organization. She also serves as program officer for Allegany Community Out Reach (ACOR), All-Region and St. Clare grant programs. She maintains the web site, grants software, leads survey strategy, and supervises staff.

    Erin holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Foreign Service and a master’s degree in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University. She also has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa.

    She enjoys volunteering with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, traveling and watching her two girls play soccer.

    Anna Huynh

    Senior Grants Manager

    Sunlight Giving

    ​Jaime Dixon

    Program Officer - Community Investments

    Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

    Ryan Rodriguez

    Grants Manager

    Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

    Ryan Rodriguez leads the grants management team, ensuring grant and scholarship applications are received and evaluated consistently and effectively. He is responsible for grant and scholarship reporting, analysis and monitoring, and the evaluation and continuous improvement of grant application systems and processes. Prior to joining to the Foundation, Ryan was a communications manager with the Coca-Cola Company, and before that led various aspects of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for many years. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Ryan has an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and studied public administration and nonprofit management at Georgia State University.

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Process and Change Management: Plan and monitor processes efficiently and effectively and manage change as needed to contribute to grantmaker's strategic goals and grantee's success.

    Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies

    • Post-Grant: Review grantmaking to determine success in meeting goals and objectives.

  • Make Your Values Mean Something

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    You can learn some important lessons from the few companies that have adopted meaningful corporate values. Whether their values stemmed directly from the vision and character of their founders or were developed later through formal programs, these companies all followed four basic imperatives in creating and implementing their values. An article from Harvard Business Review. Publication date: July 2002

    From Harvard Business Review: You can learn some important lessons from the few companies that have adopted meaningful corporate values. Whether their values stemmed directly from the vision and character of their founders or were developed later through formal programs, these companies all followed four basic imperatives in creating and implementing their values: understand the different types of values, be aggressively authentic, own the process, and weave core values into everything.

    Publication date: July 2002

    Patrick M. Lencioni

    Founder and President

    Table Group

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Ethics, Integrity, and Accountability: Act with integrity and accountability.
    • Process and Change Management: Plan and monitor processes efficiently and effectively and manage change as needed to contribute to grantmaker's strategic goals and grantee's success.

    Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies

    • Planning and Pre-Grant: Apply the grantmaker values, mission, and goals to ensure alignment of application process and guidelines.

  • From Procedural to Principled: A Short Recent History of Grants Management

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This post identifies five major shifts over the past two decades around administrative functions, compliance, transparency, impact measurement, and technology. Publication date: January 17, 2019

    This post identifies five major shifts over the past two decades around administrative functions, compliance, transparency, impact measurement, and technology.

    Publication date: January 17, 2019

    Adam Liebling

    Director of Grants Management

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Adam Liebling is a grants management professional with 20 years of grantmaking experience in human rights and social justice, animal welfare, health/science research and policy, humanitarian and disaster response, and education. In his spare time, Adam enjoys traveling with his partner Jasmyn and playing with their cat, Theodorable Buttingtons.

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Communications: Listen to others and communicate effectively.
    • Process and Change Management: Plan and monitor processes efficiently and effectively and manage change as needed to contribute to grantmaker's strategic goals and grantee's success.
    • Staff and Volunteer Development: Build the capacity of staff and volunteers to be successful in their grantmaking role.

  • GEO: Our Culture

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    In this guide, GEO poses a set of questions to help grantmakers begin a conversation about their culture and explore ways that culture shows up and affects the work of their organization. October 22, 2015

    In this guide, GEO poses a set of questions to help grantmakers begin a conversation about their culture and explore ways that culture shows up and affects the work of their organization.

    October 22, 2015

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Process and Change Management: Plan and monitor processes efficiently and effectively and manage change as needed to contribute to grantmaker's strategic goals and grantee's success.
    • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.

  • GEO: Translating Values into Practice

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Part of GEO's Culture Resource Guide is this conversation starter on values. Publication date: July 3, 2018

    Part of GEO's Culture Resource Guide is this conversation starter on values.

    Publication date: July 3, 2018

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Process and Change Management: Plan and monitor processes efficiently and effectively and manage change as needed to contribute to grantmaker's strategic goals and grantee's success.
    • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.




  • Tying Grant Practices to Foundation Values

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Session materials from PEAK2019.

    Session materials from PEAK2019.

    Building from the work of PEAK Grantmaking’s Walk the Talk project, this interactive session will review the Hewlett Foundation’s process to define a philosophy of grant practice that stems from its guiding principles. Hear questions with which the Hewlett Foundation is still grappling. Workshop your own questions around aligning foundation grantmaking practices with values.

    Participants will learn about:

    Analyzing and codifying the relationship between a foundation’s grantmaking practices and its values

    Questions and constraints on aligning foundation grantmaking practice and values

    Working toward greater alignment between foundation values and practices

    ​Aimée Bruederle

    Grants Officer, Global Development and Population Program

    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    Aimée Bruederle is Grants Officer for the Global Development and Population program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She partners with program staff on the operational aspects of international grantmaking. Prior to joining the Hewlett Foundation, Aimée worked as a grants manager at the Tides Foundation. Aimée holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. In addition, she obtained a specialization in international business at the Copenhagen Business School. She earned her Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis on Women’s and Reproductive Health from Johns Hopkins University in May 2017.

    Brooke Treadwell

    Grants Officer

    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    Brooke Treadwell is a grants officer for the Education program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She is responsible for grantmaking operations, practices and data analysis across the foundation’s strategies for Open Educational Resources and K-12 Teaching and Learning.

    Brooke has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, working most recently at UNESCO, where she implemented education policy reforms in Burma/Myanmar. Prior to that she was senior associate at the DeBoer Foundation where she managed a portfolio of grants supporting education and global development projects.

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.

    Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies

    • Planning and Pre-Grant: Apply the grantmaker values, mission, and goals to ensure alignment of application process and guidelines.

  • Revisit Reporting: PEAK Insight Journal Collection

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    An issue of PEAK Insight Journal devoted to the topic of reporting. Original publication date: 2018

    An issue of PEAK Insight Journal devoted to the topic of reporting.

    Too often, funders are missing the connections, lessons, and relationships that grant reporting could and should be making. Reporting is often our field’s first (and sometimes only) opportunity to explore the space between what we hoped for and what actually happened. Reviewing and responding to a grant report can be a critical part of an ongoing conversation between a grantmaker and its nonprofit partners. Reporting can be designed and deployed to benefit the shared work of the funder and grantee. Reporting can lead to greater results.

    Original publication date: 2018

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies

    • Award and Monitoring: Monitor grantee activity to support grantee success and determine compliance with grant agreement.

  • Participatory Grantmaking 101: Inclusive and Effective Strategic Practice

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Session materials from PEAK2019.

    Session materials from PEAK2019.

    This session highlights findings from research the Foundation Center conducted to prepare its GrantCraft guide (released in October 2018) on participatory grantmaking. Explore the “why” and the “how” of participatory grantmaking, from its benefits and its challenges to its mechanics for recruiting community members, reviewing applications, and making decisions. Hear about the practical, real-world experience of two foundations that have been using this approach for years. A cross-section of presenters will offer both a field-wide view and specific anecdotes from within PEAK Grantmaking member foundations.

    Participants will learn about:

    The definition of participatory grantmaking

    The mindset and practice of participatory grantmaking

    Making the case for participatory grantmaking

    ​Jen Bokoff

    Director of Stakeholder Engagement

    Candid.

    Jen Bokoff is the director of stakeholder engagement at Candid (formerly Foundation Center + GuideStar). She develops partnerships, projects, and insights power the work of the philanthropic sector. She likes asking “so what?” to push Candid’s data-driven work to be as valuable and actionable as it can be. She also runs GrantCraft, a free service that taps the practical wisdom of funders to improve the collective knowledge of the philanthropy field. In her role, Jen regularly speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops, and connects people to resources, ideas, and one another. Previously, she has enjoyed giving money in her work at a private foundation, taking money in her work for the IRS, and budgeting money in her work as a client advocate. A graduate of Tufts University, Jen studied community health and sociology and spent two years involved in the Learning by Giving philanthropy program. She serves on the Alumni Council’s executive committee and also serves on an advisory committee for The Moth’s education programs. In her spare time, she is an amateur comedic improviser, CrossFitter, and second base woman on Foundation Center’s winning-in-spirit softball team. Jen is a firm believer that innovation and change happen only when passionate people across different industries collaborate; being a strong connector enables this growth in local communities and throughout the world.

    Arlene Wilson-Grant

    Grants Manager

    Disability Rights Fund & Disability Rights Advocacy Fund

    Arlene Wilson-Grant is the grants manager for the Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund. Prior to joining the Funds in 2012, Arlene served as the grants specialist with the Skoll Foundation, where she served as the key liaison between grantees, program, and finance staff for three philanthropic entities. She joined the Skoll Foundation from the Public Health Institute, where she managed federal and state contracts with for-profit companies, community-based organizations, and government entities. Prior to that, she spent nearly seven years as a program officer at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation where she helped donors identify effective funding strategies and developed and implemented regional grantmaking programs. Arlene participates in PEAK Grantmaking and is a founding member of the Human Rights Funders Network's Grants Operations Coordinating Committee. Arlene received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in grantmaking practices.
    • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.

  • PEAK Grantmaking Regional Chapters

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    PEAK Grantmaking’s Regional Chapters provide grantmaking professionals with opportunities to connect and network, as well as learn the “how” of grantmaking at educational sessions closer to home. All members are welcome to attend any regional chapter.

    PEAK Grantmaking’s Regional Chapters provide grantmaking professionals with opportunities to connect and network, as well as learn the “how” of grantmaking at educational sessions closer to home. All members are welcome to attend any regional chapter.