Question Preview: Grant Management

This is our sixth week in our eight part series where we are talking about the competencies evaluated by the Grant Professional Certification Institute.  The GPC credentialing process, or Grant Professional Certification, validates knowledge of and competency in the grants profession through education, experience, professional development, community involvement and a psychometrically sound examination. Unlike a certificate of completion, the GPC is not based upon the completion of an activity or course of study.

  • The creation of GPC was started by the Grant Professionals Association in 1999.
  • The first GPC exams were offered in 2007. Since 2012, the GPC exam is  available through electronic testing.
  • As of December 2013, there are 346 GPCs in 43 of the United States and Ecuador.

Within this competency, grant professionals are expected to have knowledge of ethical practices in grant development.

Looking for some more information about this competency? Here is a little pre-reading on Competency 6 from Jana Hexter, GPC (@GrantsChampion) as part of the recent GPC Competency Linky Party.

If you have a blog post, e-book or other resource about organizational development and grants that you would like to share with the Grantchat community be sure to have your link ready and share it during the chat!

Q1: What type of experience do you have with grant management? Was/is your experience with all grant responsibilities under one? Or separate role? #grantchat

Q2:  What are your favorite resources for staying up to speed on grant management trends and best practices including OMB Ciruculars? #grantchat

Q3: How do you best describe cost principles for others on the team to understand them? #grantchat

Q4: How do you work to address “reasonableness” in your grant management practices whether formally required by your funding source or not? #grantchat

Q5: How do you incorporate grant management best practices in to your grant/program/budget design? #grantchat

Q6: How do you differentiate roles and responsibilities of project and management staff and other key principals affiliated with the project within the grant team? #grantchat

Q7: What systems/methods have you found to be most effective for establishing transitions to post-award implementation that fulfill project applications? #grantchat

Q8: What policies/procedures do you believe are critical for successful grant management in an organization? #grantchat

Q9: What do you think are advantages or disadvantages of having a grant professional that handles both seeking and management? #grantchat

Q10: What do you wish you had known/been told about grant management when you first started as a grant professional? #grantchat


Looking forward to having you join @jm_grants and @dianehleonard along with guest @GrantsChampion this upcoming Tuesday, August 26th at 12pm ET!


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