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PEAK Grantmaking

Join Us

Join your colleagues to share practices, ask questions, benefit from grantmaking resources, and be part of a vibrant community.

Collaborate

Get questions answered and learn from the collective knowledge of leading grantmaking professionals.

Grow

Advance in your career through opportunities for learning and leadership.

Impact

Make a difference for your organization and your grantseekers by using proven best practices.

Lead

Stand with the PEAK Grantmaking community in representing your profession within philanthropy.

Membership Options that Fit Everyone

Organization Memberships

Access exclusive offerings and cost-savings for your whole grants management team by investing in your organization.

  • Complimentary or discounted access to live and archived educational programs designed to meet the needs of grants management professionals at all levels and across career paths.
  • Complimentary access to regional chapter programs.
  • Complimentary access to Learning Advisor, which helps create professional development road maps for grants management staff by identifying skill gaps and recommending steps to address them.
  • Complimentary or discounted workshops and online courses on emerging trends, practices, and topics of interest to grantmakers.
  • Deep discounts on registration for PEAK Grantmaking’s Annual Conference—the only national conference dedicated solely to the grants management profession.
  • Complimentary access to PEAK Grantmaking’s Salary and Jobs Report, technology guides, and other valuable resources.
Annual Total Giving Annual PEAK Grantmaking Dues
Under $250,000 $500
$250,001 – $500,000 $750
$500,001 – $1,250,000 $1,000
$1,250,001 – $2,500,000 $1,500
$2,500,001 – $5,000,000  $2,000
$5,000,001 – $25,000,000  $3,000
$25,000,001 –$50,000,000  $3,500
Above $50,000,000  $7,000

Individual Memberships

Ask questions and discuss the latest issues with your peers, 24/7, in our active online CONNECT community.

  • Participate in educational programs designed to meet the needs of grants management professionals at all levels and across career paths.
  • Assess your professional competencies and learn how to close any gaps.
  • Demonstrate and increase your professional value through volunteer leadership opportunities that raise your visibility, boost peer collaboration, and strengthen your strategic skills.
  • Join regional chapter meetings and events that enable you to establish new contacts and build a supportive network of local colleagues.
    • Access publications, reports, and benchmarking tools at a reduced cost or free of charge.
    • Stay informed about emerging issues, changes affecting the field, and hot topics through PEAK Grantmaking News.

While Individual Membership is available free of charge, you activate your membership through creating an account and registering online with PEAK Grantmaking. You can consider Individual Membership a “pay as you go” option, with small fees to attend regional chapter meetings, some webinars, and other opportunities offered at no cost to Organization Members. Get involved and access a nearly-4,000-strong community of grantmaking professionals, along with considerable grantmaking resources, through Individual Membership. Then pay only for the additional resources and experiences that interest you.

As you take advantage of more and more PEAK Grantmaking member opportunities, you can consider asking management at your grantmaking institution to invest in an Organization Membership.

Consultant Memberships

Individual consultants and consulting firms (though not vendors) may become members of PEAK Grantmaking.

  • Complimentary or discounted access to live and archived educational programs designed to meet the needs of grants management professionals at all levels and across career paths.
  • Complimentary access to regional chapter programs.
  • Complimentary or discounted workshops and online courses on emerging trends, practices, and topics of interest to grantmakers.
  • A discount on registration for PEAK Grantmaking’s Annual Conference—the only national conference dedicated solely to the grants management profession.
  • Complimentary access to PEAK Grantmaking’s Salary and Jobs Report, technology guides, and other valuable resources.

Consultant Membership Annual Dues Levels

· Sole proprietor: $500 annual dues
· Consulting firm: See dues scale below

Client Organization’s Total Annual Giving Annual PEAK Grantmaking Dues
Under $250,000 $500
$250,001 – $500,000 $750
$500,001 – $1,250,000 $1,000
$1,250,001 – $2,500,000 $1,500
$2,500,001 – $5,000,000  $2,000
$5,000,001 – $25,000,000  $3,000
$25,000,001 –$50,000,000  $3,500
Above $50,000,000  $7,000

Sole proprietors and consulting firms with three or fewer full-time staff pay annual dues of $500, regardless of their client organization’s total annual giving.

Membership questions?

Answers to the most frequently asked questions are available right here, sorted by membership category.

From OUR Community
PEAK Grantmaking has always been at the forefront of aligning values with practice, helping foundations to operationalize their ideals.

Patrick Taylor, Zellerbach Family Foundation

We at the Ford Foundation strive to deliver outstanding service. Learning Advisor helps us identify team strengths and opportunities for development.

Suzanne Shea, Ford Foundation

PEAK Grantmaking has helped me connect with foundation peers across the country and learn best practices I can take back to my office.

Jenny Morgan, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation