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PEAK Grantmaking

Contribute to building sector-wide knowledge and seek wisdom from others pursuing change and impact.

PEAK Grantmaking calls on grantmakers to design practices that promote learning and share knowledge to contribute to the sector’s impact.

Grantmakers increasingly are called on to learn, partner, collaborate, and amplify lessons across issues, fields, and sectors. Grantmaking practices should be designed to manage and share knowledge productively, in ways that inform grantmakers, grantees, and the social sector more broadly.
Grants management professionals translate data into information and the knowledge needed to improve practices, strategies and impact.
Board members and senior leaders at grantmaking organizations should use data and knowledge to push their grantmaking strategy and achieve greater impact.
Key Questions:
  • How can you more equitably evaluate grant outcomes?
  • What purpose do grant reports serve and how can you set reporting requirements that match that purpose?
  • How can you really learn from grant reports and share that learning internally and externally?
  • What information can you unlock from your grants management system to improve your practices, strengthen strategies, and understand impact?
  • How are you reconciling principles of open data and privacy protection?

(We’ll be rolling out in-depth packages of resources to support you in adapting each Principle – starting in fall 2019 and continuing into 2020.)