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Strategies for Driving Equity in Grantmaking

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

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

COVID-19: How Have Funders Changed Their Approach & What Will Stick?

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

2020 Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems

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

Strategies for Narrowing the Power Gap in Philanthropy

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

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

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