In order to implement strategies that promote justice, inclusion, and equity, we must work with purpose and urgency to establish grantmaking practices that advance equity. This goes beyond narrowing the power gap (which helps all grantseekers and grantees) to a more specific focus on building power for under-resourced communities. On a tactical level, driving equity … Continued
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
In April 2020, Exponent Philanthropy and PEAK Grantmaking each fielded a survey to see how our respective communities of funders were responding to the impact of COVID-19 on their communities, grantees, and internal operations and processes. Inspired by our members’ collaboration during these challenging times, PEAK and Exponent partnered to analyze the survey results in … Continued
Developed by Tech Impact’s Idealware in partnership with PEAK Grantmaking and Grantbook, the 2020 Guide reviews 14 of the most widely used grants management systems against hundreds of requirements criteria developed with the expertise of consultants, vendors, foundation program officers, and system administrators. What you’ll find in the new Guide: In the four years since … Continued
Effective grantmaking organizations deliberately act to redefine the power balance with their grantees, recognizing that grantmakers and grantees are equal partners in the quest for impact. Learn more about expanding your impact by focusing on. The power that we often have as grantmakers shows up in the processes that we ask grantseekers and grantees to … Continued
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
This report explores how grantmakers are collecting and using demographic data in their grantmaking practice.
This study explores ten ways that the current system of grant application and reporting creates significant burdens on the time, energy, and ultimate effectiveness of nonprofit practitioners.