How to Streamline Your Award and Electronic Payment Processes in Times of Crisis

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This guide is designed to help you review your award and payments process and consider changes that will create a more efficient – and less paper- and document-dependent – system for funding in a time of crisis.

This information was compiled from the guidance and advice shared by the PEAK Grantmaking community in our online discussion forum, CONNECT, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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Publication date: June 2020

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Grants Management Professional Competency Model

Cross-Cutting Competencies

  • Financial Management: Implement financial policies and controls to ensure effective and efficient deployment of financial resources for grantmaking.
  • 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.
    Technology Management: Apply technology solutions to grantmaking to support grantmaker applicant, and grantee 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.
    Award and Monitoring: Establish mutual expectations between the grantmaker and grantee to support success.

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