I'm a CGMS

Earn the Recognition You Deserve – Promote Your Credential


On behalf of the National Grants Management Association, congratulations on earning the Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) credential!

Spreading the word about your achievement and making family, friends, and the larger community aware of the achievement can help build trust, validate competency, and advance your career. Follow these tips to earn the recognition you deserve.





Display Your Certificate

Frame your certificate and hang it in a high-traffic area of your office.

Wear Your Lapel Pin

You will receive a CGMS lapel pin at the Annual Grants Training. The pin will be mailed to you if you do not attend AGT.

Stamp Your Email Signature with the CGMS Badge

Promote your CGMS designation in the signature of your email. Link the digital badge to the current list of CGMS holders to showcase your achievement to your contacts.

Update Your Name

Use the acronym of your credential after your name like this FirstName LastName, CGMS. Update your name everywhere you connect with current and prospective residents/families, and employers.

  • Business cards
  • E-mail signatures
  • Letters
  • Directories
  • Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Update Your Biography

Your CGMS credential creates trust and increases awareness of your distinction and professionalism in Grants Management. When sharing information on what you do for a living, make sure that you mention that you are a credentialed Grants Manager. Include your credential on your resume, professional biography, and LinkedIn profile, and tell your followers about your new credential on Facebook and Twitter.

Here are a few lines you can use to describe the credential and its value:

“I am a Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS), credentialed by the National Grants Management Association (NGMA). This certification recognizes my master level knowledge and specialty practice in the field of full lifecycle grants management, and most importantly, demonstrates my dedication to the highest standards of competency as a grants management professional.”

Send an Email Announcement to Your Network

 


Dear [Name]:

I wanted to share some great news with you. I have fulfilled the requirements of the Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) program, passed the CGMS examination, and earned the CGMS credential from the National Grants Management Association (NGMA)!

To me, this credential recognizes my master level knowledge and specialty practice in the field of full lifecycle grants management, and demonstrates my dedication to the highest standards of competency as a grants management professional.

Visit www.NGMA.org/CGMS to learn more about the CGMS credential.

Best,

[Name and signature]

 

Send a Press Release to Local Media

Use the CGMS Press Release Template to insert your name and company information and share your achievement with the local media.

Keep Your Data Current with NGMA

So that we may communicate with you regarding your CGMS credential, please make sure we always have an updated contact information on file.