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PEAK Grantmaking

GM101 Online

GM101 Online: Introduction to Grants Management is an online course designed to build a basic understanding of the grants manager’s role, the grantmaking process, and the philanthropic context in which grantmaking takes place.

Grants management is often the department where program, finance, communications, application, approval, and administrative functions overlap. Grants managers perform a diverse set of tasks and maintain a wide range of professional relationships to ensure high-quality grants administration across programs.

This self-paced course features narration of select content by grantmaking experts, an extensive array of resources and learner activities, and a certificate of completion to add to your professional development portfolio.

GM101 Online features five learning modules:

  • Module 1: An Overview of Grants Management
  • Module 2: Nonprofit Organizations
  • Module 3: The Grantmaking Process
  • Module 4: View from the Field
  • Module 5: Courage in Practice: Principles for Peak Grantmaking

What should take this course:

  • Professionals new to grants management
  • Professionals with backgrounds in accounting, technology systems, program management, and other relevant areas
  • Other foundation staff members who want to better understand the role of grants managers and the grantmaking process

After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the philanthropic context in which grantmaking takes place, including types of grantmakers and grantees
  • Describe and apply best practices for grants management
  • Articulate grantmaking’s legal and regulatory landscape
  • Assess the health and financial sustainability of prospective grantees
  • Employ internal administrative and tracking processes that support a grantmaking cycle
  • Promote grants management as a profession
  • Identify the Principles for Peak Grantmaking and gain access to tools to help you bring these strategies to action

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