The Association ha contracted with the Professional Examination Services (PES) to conduct a study that will formalize the qualifications and knowledge required to be certified as a Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS). This demonstrates the NGMA’s commitment to creating a certification that will be recognized across government, non-profits, and foundations as the gold standard for grants management professionals. See this press release for more information. A professional certification for grants managers has been an essential missing component in the whole grants ecosystem, and represents just one of the many standards that must be developed to create common understandings of language, practice, and excellence in grants management.
And you can get involved in this! Last week I posted about the NGMA’s ongoing effort to develop the CGMS qualification, with a call for volunteers to help develop it.