GPF Silent Auction Online Bidding Opens 10/31/18

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Get ready to bid, bid, bid! Our annual Silent Auction opens October 31,2018: https://www.biddingOwl.com/GPF. Bid early and often. Treat yourself, get your holiday shopping done or score that great trip you’ve always wanted. See you at #GPAConf18 in Chicago at the Swissotel, and don’t forget about our Wine Cork Pull fundraiser also. Here are some of the great items up … Read More

“Dear Grant Professionals Foundation Board of Directors…”

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Thank you Dear Grant Professionals Foundation Board of Directors, Thank you for the conference scholarship that allowed me to attend the GPA Annual Conference in Chicago. This opportunity to attend workshops, network with peers, and focus on my development within the grant profession would not have been possible without your generous support through the Peach State Scholarship. Thank you for … Read More

Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference 2018

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River Wilson, 2018 GPF Conference Scholar Attending the Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference in Chicago this year seemed impossible for me. I am the development manager for a small hospital foundation in Dayton, Ohio, with a staff of just four people. In January of this year, the decision was made that our hospital would close. As our foundation grieves the … Read More

NAME THE CAMPAIGN CONTEST

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NAME THE CAMPAIGN CONTEST The Every Chapter Challenge campaign is THE annual campaign to support grant professionals and advance the grants profession! Funds raised provide scholarships to support GPA membership, credentialing and Annual Conference attendance! Help us rebrand this campaign today! The GPF Annual Campaign will be rebranded in 2019, and we need a new name! The “Name the Campaign” Contest … Read More

At GPA, We Seem to Get Each Other

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by Catherine High, GPC; Rosemary West Scholar This was my first time at the GPA National Conference, and my scholarship from GPF was certainly a great help in persuading my agency to let me go. I don’t think that will be a problem in the future! I came back with so much information, and so much renewed enthusiasm for my … Read More

I Was With My People

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by Lauren Petersen, 2017 Pamela Van Pelt Scholar As the holidays quickly approach, and many nonprofit professionals reflect on the year past, it is the 2017 Annual Grant Professional Conference that comes to my mind first. It isn’t very often you get to spend days on end devoted solely to learning to perfect your craft, reflecting on your own habits, … Read More

Turning Your Conference Experience into a GPC Study Group

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by Fielding Jezreel, St. Louis Chapter Scholar First, a huge thank you to GPF for providing a conference scholarship that enabled me to attend the 2017 GPA Conference. As a second-time conference participant, I had the luxury of knowing what to expect and how to plan out my schedule to maximize professional development and networking opportunities. For the 2017 conference, … Read More

ANNOUNCING OUR 2018 GPA NATIONAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARS

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We had over 100 applications this time around. A huge thanks to our donors along with the GPF Scholarship Committee and other volunteers who helped score the applications. Congratulations to our 2018 GPA National Conference Scholars! They have each won a $525 early bird conference registration, and four won reimbursable travel/lodging expenses as well. Please help us congratulate them now … Read More