“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

My Conference Reflection

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by Laura Horochowski, AZ Founding Chapter Scholar As I think of the Grant Professionals Association’s conference from my work office, I cannot help but think of all the Uber rides that were a part of the trip to San Diego. I was fascinated by the variety of drivers and passengers that were a part of the trip. There were the immigrants … Read More

Quality and Quantity of Sessions was Abundant

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by Jane Arney, Peach State Scholar The 2017 Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Conference, held at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, was an incredible gathering of grant professionals in a spectacular setting! I was grateful to receive the Peach State Scholarship from the GPF, which covered my registration fees and made it possible for me to attend. My lodgings were … Read More

#GPAConf17

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by Shannon Northorp, South Florida Chapter Scholar In 2011, I became a member of GPA and quickly learned that GPA was my go to professional development resource. At that time, there was not a local chapter that I could get involved in. Fast forward a couple of years and the Broward County Chapter became the South Florida Chapter. The president … Read More