A Very Fortunate Series of Events

Amanda RipstraGrant Expectations

By Liz Ratchford; Keystone College, Director of Grants 2016 Susan Kemp Conference Scholarship Recipient Like many of my fellow grant professionals, I did not start off my career in the grant world. I don’t think any of us when asked as a child what we wanted to be when we grew up answered: “grant professional!” But through what I consider … Read More

Leap of Faith

Amanda RipstraGrant Expectations

By Amy Knudsen, MA, GPC; Planned Parenthood of the Heartland 2016 GPC Scholar During my senior year in college, I assisted in writing my first federal grant for an education program I developed while working at a homeless shelter. I could not have predicted that experience would have led me to where I am today, with 25 years of grants writing … Read More

GPC Exam scholarship applications

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GPC Exam scholarship applications are open from May 16 to June 20. Every year, Grant Professional Certification Institute (GPCI) and the Grant Professionals Foundation support GPC™ Scholarships for our members. The scholarships are open to any individual interested in applying and eligible to sit for the exam. Scholarship applicants are responsible for registering for the exam in addition to filling out … Read More

GPA annual conference scholarship applications

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GPA annual conference scholarship applications are open from May 1 to June 20. GPF offers scholarships for registration and lodging from 2 memorials. The Chuck Howard Legacy Scholarship & Endowment Fund covers the GPA’s Annual Conference registration and lodging costs for a GPA member in need of financial support to advance his/her professional development. The Susan Kemp Conference Scholarship in … Read More

GPA membership scholarship applications

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The GPF supports education that provides knowledge to grant professionals, advocacy that gives them greater access to funding and credentialing that establishes and promotes excellence in the field. To support our partner, the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and increase GPA Chapters’ capacity, the GPF offers GPA membership scholarships. GPA membership scholarship cycles are from February 28 to March 30 and … Read More

Regional conference sponsorship applications

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Open to all GPA chapters across the country, GPF conference sponsorships are designed to provide your chapter with a financial boost to improve the quality of professional development. The GPF invests at least $2,000 a year in conference sponsorships. To apply for a GPF Regional Conference Sponsorship, your chapter must: Tell the GPF in 250 words or less why we … Read More

7 GPC Scholarships Awarded

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Seven Grant Professionals Certification (GPC) Scholarships were awarded through joint support from the Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF) and Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). Congratulations to our new scholars! Erin Leigh Birch, Gallatin, TN Dale Braden, Milwaukie, OR Arthur Davis, Portland, OR Amy Knudsen, Des Moines, IA Anna Kraxner, Kansas City, MO Cydney Peters, Houston, TX Nicole Sibilski, Nashville, TN The … Read More

Welcome new board members!

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The Grant Professionals Foundation is pleased to introduce and welcome our new board members: Judy Riffle, Ed.D. Nicole Sibilski, GPC Fayre Crossley, MBA, GPC Ericka Harney, ABD, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, MS Thank you for you volunteering your time, talent, and resources to advancing the grants profession!

Thank you GPA Chapters!

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Thank you, GPA Chapters! 2016 Every Chapter Challenge was a grand success. You contributed over $8,000 to advance the grant profession. Our goal for 2017 is $10,000! The Every Chapter Challenge is a national campaign to raise funds for the grant profession. The Grant Professionals Foundation relies upon the philanthropic and competitive spirit of GPA chapters and members to fund programs to … Read More