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Resource Topic: Career Development

PEAK/EPIP Career Series | Practical Tools for Self-Advocacy and Pay Equity

In the final session of our learning series for emerging practitioners, we focused on compensation equity. According to the 2018 Nonprofit Compensation Report, GuideStar found that white women in the nonprofit workforce made just 77 percent of the total earnings made by white men. This gap is even more pronounced for women of color. For … Continued

PEAK/EPIP Community Conversation: A Leader Salon on Career Journeys in Philanthropy

PEAK Grantmaking and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) present the first session of a three-part learning and professional development series where we explore career journeys in philanthropy, equity as an essential competency for emerging leaders, and tools for effective self-advocacy and pay equity in your career journey. This first event in the series celebrated the … Continued

Common Legal Issues for Private Foundations

Josh Abel, grants manager and in-house counsel at the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, shared common legal issues involved in grantmaking at private foundations, addressing: funding of advocacy/lobbying exercising expenditure responsibility for grants to organizations that are not public charities awarding grants to 509(a)(3) supporting organizations ensuring a public charity has sufficient public support, so … Continued

PEAK New Member Orientation: Spring 2021

Are you new to PEAK Grantmaking, looking for a refresher on your membership, or interested in learning more about how our resources can transform your grantmaking? Watch our new member orientation, where we share: an overview of the many benefits and resources available to members; how to get involved in our community as a member … 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

Grants Management Professional Competency Model

As a grants management professional, you need to be an expert in your work to help your grantseekers succeed. Your ability to connect the dots across knowledge, relationships, and systems is critical to improving grantmaking decisions. Be a champion for good practices in your organization. PEAK Grantmaking’s Grants Management Professional Competency Model defines the professional knowledge, skills, … Continued