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

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