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

International Grant Professionals Day 2018

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PRESS RELEASE International Grant Professionals Day – March 9, 2018 Overland Park, KS: The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) announces the fourth annual International Grant Professionals Day to be held on March 9, 2018. International Grant Professionals Day increases awareness internationally of the work grant professionals perform as well as celebrates the work of grant professionals, who serve as administrators, consultants, … Read More

GPA Member Benefits are Endless

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By DeaRonda Harrison Taking the leap and sharing with my peers to work with nonprofits I could see the stare and gaze of concern in their eyes. In 2013, I attended my first GPA conference where I had never even written 1 grant, yet. I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision. This conference sealed the deal, and … Read More

Conference Experience as a Scholarship Recipient

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by Karen Watkins-Watts, GPC First, my sincere gratitude to the Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF) for the scholarship enabling me to attend the 18th Annual GPA National Conference in Atlanta in 2016! Defraying the cost of conference registration (and other travel expenses) made the 2016 conference possible for me. I had the privilege of attending several past conferences, however, with a … Read More

Benefit of Attending Conferences In-Person

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2017 Becki Shawver Memorial Scholarship by Konnie Dulu Upon award of the 2017 Becki Shawver Memorial Scholarship, I attended the 2017 GPA Annual Conference. This is the first grant professional conference I have ever been able to attend, and I would describe it as very well worth the trip. As a young professional who’s been in the field for 4 … Read More

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