Most Useful and Pertinent Conference Ever

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By Polly Bates; St Rose Dominican Health Foundation 2016 Pamela Van Pelt Conference Scholar Receiving the Pamela Van Pelt Scholarship last year allowed me to attend the Grant Professionals Association conference for the first time. After a 25-year career spent writing and editing a wide variety of communications, I found myself in a new position that was focused solely on … Read More

Skeptical to Enlightened

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By Matthew Fornoff; Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona 2016 Conference Scholar I don’t like to label myself as a grant writer. Until I took my current position just over two years ago, I had only assisted writing a couple grants. So of course, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CFB) – an organization I’d been trying to get … Read More

What the GPF Scholarship Committee Does for You

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What the GPF Scholarship Committee Does for You (and What We Are Requesting in Return!) by Micki Vandeloo, GPC, GPF Board Vice-Chair, Scholarship Committee Chair This has been quite a busy year for the GPF Scholarship Committee!  In case you don’t know about the committee, it is charged with the following activities: Development of the Scholarship and Regional Conference Sponsorship campaigns … Read More

No Wining About This Event!

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A fun new event is happening at the 2017 GPA Annual Conference in San Diego from November 8-11. In addition to our regular Silent Auction (which will be digital this year!), GPF will also hold a Cork Pull. A Cork Pull is a fun little mystery game involving wine. And what’s not to love about wine? Guests attending the Welcome … Read More

Privilege of Remembering Through Giving

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By Lauren Daniels, GPC; Writing Services When I decided to enter the grant writing profession, the first thing I did was look for a group or association of colleagues. To me, being a professional meant linking to an association. I found a local group that in turn led me to the American Association of Grant Professionals. (You can tell by … Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Scholarship Recipients 2017

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The Grant Professionals Foundation is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Scholarships. Jane Arney – Georgia Peach Scholarship Nancy Battersby – St. Louis Chapter Scholarship Gabriele Beck – Greg Bair Memorial Scholarship Jackie Beyer – Tracey Potter Doe Memorial Scholarship Leanne Cardwell – Arizona Founding Chapter Scholarship Holly Craw – Arizona Founding Chapter Scholarship Konstandina Dulu – Becki Shawver Memorial Scholarship Jana Gowan – Nora Stombaugh Memorial Scholarship TJ Hansell … Read More

Every Chapter Challenge 2017

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          PRESS RELEASE Every Chapter Challenge Initiative 2017 (ECC2017) The Board of Directors of the Grant Professionals Foundation announces the kickoff of a 2017 fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $11,000 to support education and training for grant professionals. The Every Chapter Challenge supports national conference attendance, membership in the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), exam … Read More

Need a reason to make a gift to support the grant profession?

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Need a reason to make a gift to support the grant profession? Here’s one that impacts you in a direct and personal way.   When most of us joined GPA, we weren’t thinking about advancing the profession. We were focused on our own development as grant writers by taking advantage of the many educational opportunities and benefits of networking with … Read More

Silent Auction 2017

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2017 Silent Auction Information November will soon be upon us, and the Silent Auction Committee is soliciting donations for our main annual fundraiser at the GPA annual conference in San Diego. We are asking GPA chapters, companies, and individuals to consider donating items, preferably worth $100.00 or more. However, gift cards of lesser denominations or less expensive items will be accepted and appreciated. … Read More

GPF Regional Conference Sponsorship Winners!

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GPF Announces Winners! The following GPA chapters won $500 Regional Conference Sponsorships. Ohio Grant Professionals Association Chapter Massachusetts Grant Professionals Association Chapter St. Louis Grant Professionals Association Chapter Georgia Grant Professionals Association Chapter National Capital Area Grant Professionals Association Chapter We are proud of the amazing work done by all of the local GPA Chapters to advance the grant profession. … Read More