My Top 10 #GPAConf15 Insights

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By Dr. Judy Riffle, Pam Van Pelt Memorial Conference Scholarship Recipient Santa Cruz Grants & Consulting, LLC   Thanks to the Grant Professionals Foundation and generous peers, I was a first timer this year at the annual GPA conference. This experience led to so many ideas about diversifying my consultant offerings, and reinforced my love of the grants world. As a … Read More

An Award that was Really Rewarding!

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By DeaRonda Harrison, MBA – Consultant, June First Firm LLC GPF Conference Scholar 2015 – Peach State Scholarship   The GPA Annual conference is always the highlight of my grant year. The conference kicked off with a hit linking up Special Interest Groups! I always look forward to the SIG session and the Consultants SIG did not disappoint. Those in the … Read More

Giving Thanks for the GPA, GPCI, and GPF

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Giving Thanks for the GPA, GPF, and GPCI By Pamela Sophiajohn, CFRE   Are you a heart-centered grant professional? In Grant Writing Revealed, author Jana Jane Hexter defines heart-centered grant development as when are our technical skills and spiritual beliefs are married as we pursue personal, organizational, and community growth. Based on 10 core concepts, heart-centered grant development is a … Read More

What the GPA is All About-Thanking the Miracle Makers

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Lisa Sihvonen-Binder & Heather Stombaugh, GPC, CFRE As we get ready for the 15th annual Grant Professionals Association conference, we can’t help but think of all the amazing people who support the grant profession every day. From the GPF’s donors, founders, and volunteers to the Grant Professionals Association staff, volunteers and members, each one of them strives to strengthen and … Read More

4 Ways for Grant Pros to Pay It Forward in 2015

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Micki Vandeloo, GPC Lakeview Consulting, Inc. September, 2015 It has been said, “It is better to give than to receive.” As grant professionals, we could make the case that we give back every day by helping organizations obtain financial support for their worthwhile efforts. However, I believe we are on this earth to give fully of ourselves, so I … Read More

International Grant Professionals Week ends March 20th with Grant Professionals Day!

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Danny Blitch, MPA, GPC Grants Manager, City of Roswell, Georgia February, 2015 Grant funding is important to most nonprofit organizations and government agencies, as it makes achieving missions easier. It is one of the ways organizations pay for the services they provide. Grants, combined with fundraising, program income and direct client service fees, generate the revenues organizations need to … Read More

Every Chapter Challenge Tool Box

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ECC Online Tool Box The Tool Box items are provided as a resource to Chapter Presidents, leaders and members to assist with your fundraising efforts. Questions? Want to learn more, email us: Intro: Every Chapter Challenge Grant Expectations Blog Article by Danny Blitch Press Release Chapter Tools: Every Chapter Challenge Top Ten Reasons to Give.pdf Sample Request Letter Sample … Read More

Every Chapter Challenge: Ready, Set, Challenge, Benefit!

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Danny Blitch, MPA, GPC Grants Manager, City of Roswell, Georgia June 2015 Each year since 2008, the Grant Professionals Foundation has relied on the philanthropic and competitive spirit of GPA chapters and members to fund programs to advance the grants profession. Funds raised through the Every Chapter Challenge not only provide funds for scholarships, but also help GPA chapters … Read More

Learning by doing

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Hélène Pereira da Silva Senior Fundraiser, MS International Federation, Certified by the UK Institute of Fundraising 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 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