Quanah is Chief Executive Officer of GrantVantage.  With 27 years experience in grants, contracting, and public policy, she has served in executive leadership positions with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Quanah has designed, implemented, and managed a wide-range of social and economic development programs supporting domestic and international organizations and  communities.

In 2002, Quanah was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans. She managed three national discretionary grant programs, administered a $24M development loan fund, invested $276M in social and economic development initiatives, and managed multiple technology, training, and technical assistance contracts.

In 2012, Quanah co-founded GrantVantage Inc. to meet the grant management needs of U.S. and international NGO’s, Tribes, states, and territorial governments. Quanah is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, sits on the boards of two national nonprofits, and holds a Master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.

latest posts from Quanah Stamps

5 Tips for Federal Grant Closeout

June 6, 2018 / By

The New Year is just around the corner! Undoubtedly, this means you are working to close out your Federal grant project by September 30, and chances are good you are trying to tie up some loose ends before then.  The GrantVantage team knows the stress of this time of the year which is why we decided...

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5 Things to Remember When Thanking Your Donors

January 16, 2018 / By

70% of nonprofits don't send a follow-up thank-you to their donors within 30 days of the donation. 37% of nonprofits don't send a follow-up thank-you to their donors...at all. But thanking your donors is a critical necessity if you plan on retaining and growing your donor base.

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Grant Management DATA Act Policy

April 2, 2018 / By

The National Grant Management Association is publicizing an opportunity for stakeholders to weigh in on grant management policy changes required by the DATA Act. While the first phase of the DATA Act rollout required the OMB to draft reporting guidelines, the second phase will include a pilot program to test the efficacy of new standards,...

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5 Tips to Make Sure You’re Prepared for Giving Season

September 12, 2018 / By

Giving Season is upon us, and it’s obviously more than doing a #GivingTuesday campaign alone. According to recent statistics, 34% of all giving overall is done in the last three months of the year–it can be a chaotic time for nonprofits to manage the increase in giving volume. So whether you’re planning your #GivingTuesday campaign or...

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