Four Simple Ways to Recharge

Amanda RipstraGrant Expectations

By Teri S. Blandon, GPC, CFRE; Vice President for External Relations, PAI In the midst of proposals, reports, meetings, and other demands, finding time to recharge may seem like a luxury. It’s not — it’s a necessity. I recently attended a panel on leadership with executives from major nonprofits, consulting firms and corporate foundations. All are supremely busy people and … Read More

Realizing My Worth as a Grants Manager

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By Meghann Adams, GPC – Grants Manager at Zoo Atlanta 2014 GPC Scholar I grew up wanting to be an English teacher just like my dad. Or I could be a movie director. My dad and I even joked about me growing up to be a beer truck driver. You get to travel at least, right? Well, needless to say, … Read More

Mastering the Grants Profession

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By Tracey Diefenbach, GPC – Director of Grants, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri 2012 GPC Scholar I feel truly blessed to work for an organization – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri – that is an innovative, one-of-a-kind agency – where we push from good to better to best, embrace challenges, study our craft, and strive to achieve the … Read More

You actually LIKE writing grants?

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By Katy Shoemaker, Grant Writer, Thanksgiving Point Institute Leadership Member Scholar – Utah Chapter Upon graduating college or entering the first few years of your career, the question, “What is your direction and what are you going to do for a profession?” is constantly posed. Society creates a pressure for those entering their career, those exploring new careers and those … Read More

GPA Membership = Networking & Collaboration

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By Dr. Janell Harvey, Associate Professor of Business, DeVry University Renewing Member Scholar – S. Shore Indiana Chapter As a Professor of Business and fundraising professional, membership in the Grant Professionals Association has afforded me a wealth of opportunities. Networking with like-minded people has allowed me to better understand fund development trends in a number of areas. For example, I … Read More

Pajama Work: Don’t Give Up About Giving Back

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By Kimberly Hays de Muga – Director of Development, Fraser Center Board Chair, Grant Professionals Foundation   Oversized tees, sweatpants, tunics, sweatshirts, leggings, sweatpants—we’re in the throes of an increasingly comfort based, casually dressed society.  All hail “Athleisure!” Gone are the power suits, power ties, buttoned-up button downs, creases, and pleats from the 80s. (I was, of course a child … Read More

Before the Exam

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By Bethany Turner – Grant Writer, Big Sandy Community & Technical College GPC Scholar   When I first learned about the Grant Professional Certification (GPC) exam, I knew I wanted to become a GPC. I understood the importance of the certification to my career and our profession. I’m an achiever by nature and by nurture. If there is some credential to … Read More

Hetrick Thrilled to Receive Scholarship

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Danell Hetrick – Director of Grant Writing & Communications, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Arkansas Chapter Conference Scholar danell.hetrick@mybatesville.org   Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Grant Writing & Communications, Danell Hetrick received a Grant Professionals Foundation scholarship to attend the Grant Professionals Association National Conference in St. Louis last November. The GPA Conference is the premier comprehensive professional development … Read More

You Made the World a Better Place

Heather StombaughGrant Expectations

By Teri S. Blandon, GPC – Vice President for External Relations, PAI teriblandon@hotmail.com   This week, the Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF) released its 2015 Annual Report, available on its website here. Long-time supporters of the Foundation will notice a new, streamlined approach to the report, covering a year’s worth of achievements in just eight powerful pages—about half the size of … Read More