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PEAK Grantmaking

Volunteers

PEAK Grantmaking is member-driven and member-led organization. Volunteers play an invaluable role in guiding, building, and leading the organization. Involvement, commitment, and dedication from our volunteers, throughout the year, enables PEAK Grantmaking to achieve organization-wide strategic goals in service to our members.

Volunteers develop leadership skills and other talents, while learning priceless lessons about grantmaking and the philanthropic sector.

To learn more about volunteering, contact Catherine Schmutz, Membership director, at catherine@peakgrantmaking.org or 202-888-7370.

PEAK Grantmaking offers a variety of volunteer opportunities each year, including but not limited to:
  • Serving on the board and helping to guide the organization towards its strategic objectives.
  • Contributing to working groups on best practices, new resources, and other vital areas.   
  • Leading a regional chapter or overseeing a chapter’s strategy and programs, membership engagement, or communications.   
  • Developing topics, identifying writers, and contributing content to our publications.
  • Evaluating session topics and designing content for our Annual Conference and for other educational events.
From OUR VOLUNTEERS
I volunteer to give back to the community. I also learn so much from the various meetings, trainings, and conferences—regional and national.

Rosa King, The Carl Gellert and Celie Berta Gellert Foundation

Volunteering with PEAK Grantmaking has given me the opportunity to grow as a leader, hone my skills, and connect with fellow regional officers.

Lisa Colaninno, The Travelers Companies/Travelers Foundation

Volunteering has been a wonderful experience. I have strengthened my network, advanced my leadership skills, and contributed to the field.

Nicole Larsen, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation