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Kim Blanchard

Kim Blanchard is the Director of Grants Management at Wellspring Advisors, a philanthropic advisory firm based in New York and Washington, D.C., that coordinates giving programs for clients interested in human rights and social justice issues.
New Roles for Grants Managers

New Roles for Grants Managers

Grants management takes many different shapes within different organizations, and can change over time within the same organization in response to evolving practices and procedures, administration, technology, and developments in the field of philanthropy. This variety of process and purpose means that it is challenging to assign an all-encompassing definition of grants management. Michelle Greanias, executive director of the Grants Managers Network, summed up the role in her Spring 2009 article in the GMN Examiner, “So What Is Grants Management Anyway?” “Grants managers are the experts on how grants are made, dealing with the policies, procedures, and operations behind receiving,