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Principle: Tie Practices to Values

Keynote | LaTosha Brown: Engaging and Investing in Community

In her riveting opening keynote for PEAK2021, Black Voters Matter founder LaTosha Brown asked the audience to consider what possibilities would exist if racism was eliminated, urging everyone to claim and use their power and influence to build a movement for equitable practice within the organizations we serve. In order to make this happen, funders … Continued

Keynote | The Changing Face of Philanthropy

Closing PEAK2021 on a high note, in this session PEAK President and CEO Satonya Fair hosted a panel of foundation leaders, all women of color, to discuss and examine the changing face of philanthropy. Over the course of this inspiring and powerful conversation, these women shared stories about their career journeys, how they are leveraging … Continued

The Evolving Role of Grants Management

The workshop was a joint program of PEAK Mideast and Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (GWP). The role and function of grants management continues to evolve in organizations across the philanthropic sector, especially in response to current events. As a grants management professional, you are performing new roles, broadening your responsibilities, and expanding your impact throughout your organization. … Continued

2020 Grants Management Salary Survey Report

Hosted by PEAK Rocky Mountain. Melissa Sines, PEAK Grantmaking’s programs and knowledge director, shares some findings and implications of PEAK’s new 2020 Grants Management Salary Report. Speakers Melissa Sines Former Programs and Knowledge Director, PEAK Grantmaking    

2020 Grants Management Salary Report

Since we produced our last salary report in 2016, the profession of grants management has been rapidly evolving – with the “how” of grantmaking increasingly recognized as central to organizational strategy. Among the key findings in our 2020 report: The average salary reported was $82,062, up nearly 8 percent from our 2016 report. Even with the … Continued

How to Transform Your Change Resistant Team

Neuroscience tells us that our brains are wired to resist change. So what do you do when you’re the one making your colleagues adopt a new system or grantmaking process? In this session, hear about change management techniques learned through the implementation of a new grants management system. Speakers Sam Caplan Founder, New Spark Strategy

Strategies for Aligning Practices and Values

Want to secure more trusting relationships, met expectations, and true partnerships—as well as better, more sustainable outcomes? Discover they key questions you should be asking and the three strategies to connect the “how” of grantmaking to values, strategy, and impact: Develop strategic goals related to improving your grantmaking practice Recognize that grantmaking staff are integral … Continued

Strategies for Tying Grantmaking Practices to Values

To transform the practice of philanthropy into the practice of principled grantmaking, we worked with our members to develop five Principles for Peak Grantmaking — Tie Practices to Values; Narrow the Power Gap; Drive Equity; Learn, Share, Evolve; and Steward Responsively. In this webinar, we introduce our first Principle: Tie Practices to Values. Grantmaking practices … Continued

Courage in Practice: 5 Principles for Peak Grantmaking

PEAK Grantmaking believes that a set of principles is needed to support grantmakers in their efforts to make practices a strategic imperative within their organizations. Created by and for our members, the Principles for Peak Grantmaking is our call to action to transform the practice of philanthropy into the practice of principled grantmaking. These five Principles will … Continued

From Words to Action at Bainum Family Foundation

The principles guiding one grantmaker’s successful efforts to tie practices to values, including practical methods for getting staff involved in the process and gathering the most relevant insight into your practices. Like many family foundations, the Bainum Family Foundation has been guided implicitly, from the start, by the life story and core beliefs of its … Continued