Learning by doing

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Hélène Pereira da Silva Senior Fundraiser, MS International Federation, Certified by the UK Institute of Fundraising helene@msif.org April, 2015 A French and Brazilian fundraiser currently based in London, I’m a proud part of the MS International Federation team. We’re the only global network of nonprofits working to change the face of multiple sclerosis for people affected by this debilitating disease, … Read More

How Does Earning Your GPC Demonstrate Appreciation for Grant Professionals?

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Charlisa Garg, GPC Principal Consultant, Middle Branch Consulting charli@middlebranchconsulting.com March, 2015 March is a busy month for grants professionals! In addition to dealing with our typical high-octane workloads (is anyone else as grateful to the caffeine gods as I am?), this week we are excited to celebrate the first annual International Grants Professionals Week (#IGPW) March 16-20, 2015. #IGPW is … Read More

Grant Development: An International Perspective

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  GPF Board Member, Becky Jascoviak, MBA Grant Writer, Kids Alive International becky@kidsalive.org March, 2015 I am privileged to serve as the Development Writer for Kids Alive International, a faith-based organization rescuing orphans and vulnerable children from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and absolute poverty. We operate residential homes, schools, care centers, and community programs for over 6,000 children in 15 countries … Read More

GPA National Conference: A Grant Professional Pep Rally

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Meghann Adams, Grants Specialist Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia madams@zooatlanta.org March, 2015 When I walked into my supervisor’s office for our check-in meeting the Monday after GPA’s 2014 National Conference in Portland, I actually had a smile on my face. The GPA conference schedule was packed, but I returned home feeling motivated and surprisingly refreshed, like I had hit a restart … Read More

Opportunities to Network and Learn!

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Hayley Johnson, Grants Coordinator/Government Information Librarian Nicholls State University, Louisiana hayley.johnson@nicholls.edu February, 2015 Through the generosity of the Grant Professionals Foundation Scholarship, I was able to attend the 2014 Annual National Conference of the Grant Professionals Association in Portland. As a newcomer to the grants arena, I was extremely excited to attend and learn as much as possible. Opportunities to … Read More

First Time and Fabulous!

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First Time and Fabulous! Kristin Holowicki, Grant Coordinator, City of Coral Springs, FL kholowicki@coralsprings.org January, 2015 As a first time attendee of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) National Conference, made possible by the generous scholarship from the Grant Professionals Foundation and my local South Florida GPA chapter, I was determined to get as much out of this experience as possible. … Read More

Building Bridges to a Better World

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Lisa Deem, Grant Specialist, City of Flagstaff ldeem@flagstaffaz.gov December, 2014 I had the distinct honor of attending the 2014 Grant Professionals Association Conference in Portland, Oregon through a Jerry Dillehay Scholarship, sponsored by the Arizona Chapter. I became a GPA member in December 2011, supported by my position at the City of Flagstaff. I have attended state conferences, but never … Read More

16th Annual Conference: BUILDING BRIDGES

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Geraldine Whitaker Principal, GrantWise Consulting, LLC grantwiseconsulting@gmail.com May, 2015   This year, I was privileged to attend the GPA 16th   Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. I was awarded the Susan Kemp Scholarship which covered my conference fee. I agreed to spend four hours volunteering my services to support the conference activities. I volunteered at the hospitality table and the Silent … Read More