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Grant Managers Network releases Blueprint for the Future 2014-2016

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Grants Managers Network (GMN), a national leader in advancing the “how” of philanthropy, has developed an ambitious Blueprint for the Future  to help grants management professionals and their organizations ensure that grant dollars (tens of billions of available dollars in grants to local, national, and international causes) are delivering successful results.

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GMN hopes to maximize philanthropic impact by:

1.  Advancing the knowledge and expertise of grants management professionals so they can lead their organizations to better outcomes.
2.  Accelerating the adoption of proven practices that bring added effectiveness, efficiency and transparency to grant making.
3.  Connecting grants management professionals and the organizations they represent so they can learn and work together to advance the field.

GMN promises to “move our 2014-16 blueprint to reality in two mission-driven ways: first, by meeting the learning needs of grants management professionals so they can achieve the core competencies required to expertly manage grantmaking; and, second, by identifying and promoting practices that get better results for funders and the organizations and initiatives they support.”

GMN Blueprint for the Future

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Author: Jeanine Jesberg

Jeanine Jesberg is a grants consultant, Certified Research Administrator (CRA), and licensed clinical speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) specializing in work with academic institutions and non-profit organizations. Her multi-faceted career includes several positions, including Program Director, Director of Research Operations, and Executive Director, at the University of Chicago as well as Manager of Research Administration at Northwestern University with knowledge that spans strategic planning, conference planning, program management, budget development, research operations, and research administration. She also has over 15 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in the roles of clinician, Clinical Instructor, Lecturer, private practice Founder/CEO, and speaker. Jeanine currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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