2016 Conference Recap

Grants Managers Network 2016 Conference


Take the Lead

Grants management and operations professionals are leading the evolution of philanthropy, taking the lead on changes that improve grantmaking.

Expert management of how grants are made has become increasingly vital as funders seek to grow impact, increase transparency and get the best possible return on their philanthropic investments.

The GMN conference is the only gathering serving the people who do this vital work in philanthropy, and featured sessions to help attendees grow their expertise and discover how they can lead their organizations, whatever their role or title, to better outcomes for the organization and the nonprofits it funds.


GMN celebrated its largest conference ever during our 11th Annual Conference in New Orleans, March 14-16, 2016.

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  • Conference attendees can access the conference app from a web browser or download the app for your device.
  • Some session handouts are available in the conference app. Additional handouts will be added soon and attendees will receive an email indicating when we have completed loading handouts into the app.
  • A full list of conference attendees and biographies for conference speakers are available at www.peakgrantmaking.org/confdocs using the password provided to conference attendees only. Both lists are also available in the conference app.