Melissa Sines

Director, Effective Practices Program  |  202-296-2489

Melissa Sines works with internal teams, external consultants, volunteer advisory groups, and partner organizations to articulate and highlight the best ways to make grants – Effective Practices. This body of work will help to define the role of grants management in philanthropic institutions in the United States and across the world.

Contact Melissa with questions about PEAK Grantmaking’s effective practices program and partnerships, or to share your big (or small) ideas to improve the way philanthropy gives.

Prior to joining PEAK Grantmaking, Melissa was the Education and Accreditation Director at Maryland Nonprofits and the Standards for Excellence Institute, where she oversaw nonprofit accreditation and the association’s learning community.

Melissa is currently a board member at the Maryland Center for Economic Policy and on the advisory board for the Business and Economic Department at the Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has served on committees for Independent Sector, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, and numerous other nonprofits in her local community. She received her MPA from the University of Baltimore and her BA from Hood College.

Melissa is a self-professed nonprofit dork and accidental techie. She is passionate about organizing people and projects to create positive social change.