Melissa Sines

Melissa Sines

Programs and Knowledge Director, PEAK Grantmaking

Melissa Sines leads PEAK Grantmaking’s work to identify effective, efficient, and equitable philanthropic practices, and advocate for their adoption by grantmakers. Melissa started at PEAK Grantmaking as the Effective Practices Program Manager; prior to that, she was the Education and Accreditation Director at Maryland Nonprofits and the Standards for Excellence Institute, where she oversaw nonprofit accreditation and the association’s learning community.

Post-Con | Become an Advocate for Practice Change

307 Methow

*SOLD OUT*  To build advocates and champions for practice change in philanthropy, this half-day post-conference session will take a deep dive into the five Principles for Peak Grantmaking, with a focus on change management, organizational culture, and leading change within your organization and your region.

Tie Practices to Values

Chapter Meeting | PEAK Delaware Valley: Networking & Narrowing the Power Gap Activity

304 Calawah

Join us to network with other professionals from the Greater Philadelphia area! We’ll gather feedback about what you’d like the chapter to learn and ways to connect after conference throughout the year. Melissa Sines, PEAK’s programs and knowledge director, will lead an activity to reflect on how to build better relationships between grantmakers and grantees.


Can’t Change What You Can’t See

506 Samish

As the social sector grapples with improving its record on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the question of what exactly the record shows about philanthropy’s reach into specific communities emerges.

Drive Equity