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A MUST do: Be a Grant Reviewer!

Grant professionals are always looking for ways to improve proposals. Serving as a peer reviewer is an eye-opening experience into the grant process, as well as a particular agency, new ideas and programs, and network with other professionals. Federal agencies and some foundations rely on professionals in academia and nonprofit fields with specific knowledge and experience to gauge proposals against scoring criteria set by the funding agency. 

Even though each funding agency is different, this session will explore how you become a reviewer, what to expect with the process and what to glean from the experience. Take your grant professional career to the next level by serving as a reviewer!

Grant professionals attending this workshop will leave having learned:
Where federal agencies post reviewer information
Requirements for reviewers
How to become registered for reviewer pools
Training and conference call requirements 
Roles within the review process
What a review panel is tasked with
What to expect once placed on a panel
Time table for the work
Compensation for reviewers
Ethics and confidentiality in grant reviews

GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application 
Strategies for effective program and project design and development 
Nationally recognized standards of ethical practice by grant developers
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers 


Ericka Harney is a 19-year veteran of the nonprofit & education sectors, fulfilling a passion for women & girl's success along the way. She has served as an international representative for the US, raised millions for great missions & co-founded a social enterprise. She is a contributing author for industry publications & a guest on several blogs and podcasts. Ericka is sharing her knowledge at, finishing a PhD & continues a life mission of improving soft skills of professionals