Membership Categories

PEAK Grantmaking’s bylaws define who is eligible for PEAK Grantmaking membership. PEAK Grantmaking currently has the following categories of members:

Individual (Voting)

As voting members of PEAK Grantmaking, these members approve PEAK Grantmaking bylaws changes and elect the board of directors:

  • Individuals employed by grantmaking organizations, including nontraditional grantmakers whose primary function and activity is charitable grantmaking to individuals or organizations.
  • Individuals employed by funder networks and philanthropy infrastructure groups.
  • Professors and researchers (but not students) at accredited universities or research institutions whose primary focus of research or teaching is philanthropy or philanthropy-related studies.
  • Previously eligible voting members who, because of a change in employment status (i.e., laid off but seeking a new position in the field), would otherwise be ineligible to remain members.
  • Retired members who are interested in remaining connected to the profession.

Organization

Organization membership in PEAK Grantmaking is open to grantmaking organizations, including nontraditional grantmakers whose primary function and activity is charitable grantmaking to individuals or organizations. Dues-paying consultant members receive special access to grants management-related resources.

Honorary (Non-Voting)

Consultants

A variety of individuals and firms support grants managers and even handle outsourcing for grantmaking organizations. Tapping into this expertise is beneficial to PEAK Grantmaking and its members. Consultants are required to join PEAK Grantmaking as either a sole proprietor or consulting firm. For more information visit our webpage on consultant membership.

By providing financial support to PEAK Grantmaking, these members receive all of the benefits associated with this level of engagement and are required to agree and sign PEAK Grantmaking’s Terms and Conditions of Membership. Please contact Member Services at info@peakgrantmaking.org or (888) 466-1996, ext. 1, for more information.