It’s National Philanthropy Day!

It’s National Philanthropy Day!

Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)—November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities. (

GMN’s community of practice is made up of philanthropy professionals whose work is critical to the social change work of nonprofits across the country and throughout the world. On this day, we honor these individuals and their important contributions to philanthropy and the world.

And we look ahead to another day set aside for bringing about change: #GivingTuesday, described as a “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” For the first time, in 2016 GMN will participate in #GivingTuesday with a powerful call to our members to help spread the knowledge and community that are the hallmarks of Grants Managers Network.

On Tuesday, November 29, GMN will ask members, supporters, friends, and collaborators to donate to the GMN Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships that enable individuals to attend our annual conference, regional meetings, workshops, webinars, and other learning and community-building events that increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities as philanthropy professionals.michell

Support GMN’s scholarship fund with a personal contribution and help a fellow grants manager make connections and receive valuable resources in the field! Make a donation in your name or to honor someone who has made a difference in your career, by visiting our #GivingTuesday page on November 29th.

This #GivingTuesday, give the gift of knowledge to others in your field and help GMN deliver resources across the philanthropic spectrum so that professionals like you can actively contribute to more effective grantmaking.


Michelle Greanias

Michelle Greanias is executive director of PEAK Grantmaking. Follow her on Twitter @mgreanias.

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