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There has never been a better time to join NGMA!

More member benefits, more training options, more networking opportunities...


For over 35 years, NGMA has been THE organization for grant professionals -- from grantors to grantees, pass-through recipients, subrecipients, auditors, consultants, and others in the field. 

Because NGMA is based in Washington, DC, our members are among the first to be informed about critical federal grants management information that impacts their organizations and daily responsibilities. NGMA's nationwide membership includes grant professionals who work in:

  • Federal grantmaking, oversight, policymaking, and regulatory agencies;
  • State, local, and tribal governments;
  • Nonprofits, including community- and faith-based organizations;
  • Colleges and universities;
  • Hospitals;
  • Foundations;
  • Auditing, law, and consulting firms; and
  • Other private companies that provide products and services to the grants management industry.

NGMA offers individual annual memberships and discount rates for multiyear memberships, groups of 10 or more, and emerging grant professionals.



  • 1 Year - $125
  • 2 Years - $199

Groups (10+ individuals from the same organization)

  • 1 Year - $95 per person
  • 2 Years - $152 per person

Emerging Grant Professionals (for individuals with <2 years full-time grants experience) - Emerging membership cannot be purchased online.  Please contact Bo Geiger at bo@ngma.org or (202) 308-9443 to confirm if you qualify.

  • 2 Year membership - $100



Discounted rates for NGMA's Monthly Grants Training Events, Annual Grants Training Conference, and other training events

Discounted rate on the Certified Grants Management Specialist™ (CGMS™) professional credentialing exam

The CGMS™ is the only grants management credential that reflects professional competency in all areas of full lifecycle grants management. The credentialing exam was developed for NGMA by an independent, professional testing firm based on more than nine years of extensive analysis of the grants management industry.

In addition to addressing all of the competencies across the grants lifecycle, the CGMS certification program covers all of the substantive areas in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's newly developed 1109 occupational series for grants management.

Complimentary online access to the bi-annual, peer-reviewed Journal of the National Grants Management Association

Complimentary online access to the Who's Who in Grants Management Annual Membership Directory

Complimentary online access to grants management job postings

NEW!  Online Document Exchange:  Access grants management information relevant to your program or organization and share your best practices

NEW!  Online Peer-to-Peer Grants Management Forum:  Engage with others in the grants management community through online discussions

Member & Industry News E-Alerts throughout the year


Join NGMA today! 

 Our charge is to provide you with top-notch grants management resources to assist in your professional development and success!


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