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

A Little Snow Didn’t Stop This Test Taker

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By Dale Braden, GPC; Gethsemane Grant Consulting Service and Oregon Health & Science University 2016 GPC Scholar A short version of my background…I’ve worked at Oregon Health & Science University a total of 20 years. Over the last 11 years, I have helped a total of 63 investigators process over 300 different grant applications. I’ve processed small foundation applications to multi-project federal … Read More

A Conference for My Career Path

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By Rachel Smoka-Richardson, MFA, CFRE; Senior Development Officer, Institutional Giving at Minnesota Public Radio 2016 Conference Scholar Graduating from college with a double major of theater and English, I knew two things – that I wanted to write for a living and that I needed to work in the arts. But although I love performing and writing, I also enjoy critical analysis, … Read More