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The GPF offers scholarships for registration and lodging from two memorial funds, the Chuck Howard Scholarship and the Susan Kemp Conference Scholarship. Additionally, GPF and our partners offer as many as 15 different conference scholarships. View the current list of conference scholarships. Many thanks to all the GPA chapters and individuals who continue to donate to help these Scholarships advance the … Read More

Swissotel Chicago Suite Contest

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Swissotel Chicago Suite Contest – Win a Luxurious Stay at the GPA Annual Conference hotel in Chicago and Help Advance the Grants Profession at the Same Time!  As a special thank you to our donors, the Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF) is offering a 3-night stay at the 2018 Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Annual Conference. The contest winner and their guest(s) … Read More

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by Shannon Northorp, South Florida Chapter Scholar In 2011, I became a member of GPA and quickly learned that GPA was my go to professional development resource. At that time, there was not a local chapter that I could get involved in. Fast forward a couple of years and the Broward County Chapter became the South Florida Chapter. The president … Read More

A Completely Different Conference Experience

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by Wendy Strain – Chuck Howard Scholar When I was first hired into a grants office, having little to no idea what I was doing (how many of us have been there?), I was sent to a different organization’s grant writing conference. It was my only true initiation into this new world I was entering. It was a learning experience, … Read More

A Scholarship of Exponential Value and Impact

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by Jackie Beyer – Tracey Potter Doe Memorial Scholar “View yourselves as the product.” Attending the National Grant Professionals Association Conference in San Diego, California definitely changed my way of thinking about myself. I had never viewed myself in this way before. I learned I am responsible for the success of my career by taking mindful, careful steps. Attending this conference … Read More

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

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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 development as grant writers by taking advantage of the many educational opportunities and benefits of networking with other grant writers. But there’s another side to being part of GPA. It gives … Read More

The GPF Every Chapter Challenge

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Why you should give… One thing I have learned about grant writing – there is always something new to learn. The world of grant writing is not a place that we want to walk alone. From government grants to corporations to foundations, developing a grant proposal can be complicated, labor-intensive and full of twists and turns. It can also be … Read More

San Diego and “Baby Got Grants”

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By TJ Hansell – Arizona Founding Chapter Scholarship I know what you’re thinking…San Diego is pretty awesome, but “Baby Got Grants” is even awesomer. Yes, awesomer is not a word, but can any word really describe how awesome of an intro that was? I am sure a few of you are looking through your thesauruses and/or scrabble word list as … Read More

Helping a Beginner Get Off to a Good Start!

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By Jana Gowan – 2017 Nora Stombaugh Memorial Scholarship Thanks to a scholarship from the Grant Professionals Foundation, I was able to attend the annual Grant Professionals Association Conference in San Diego this year (November 2017). I accepted a position as a full-time grant writer at a public university in December 2016 with a beginner’s awareness of grants. I had … Read More