Need a reason to make a gift to support the grant profession?

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Here’s one that impacts you in a direct and personal way. When most of us joined GPA, we weren’t thinking about advancing the profession. We were focused on our development as grant writers by taking advantage of the many educational opportunities and benefits of networking with other grant writers. But there’s another side to being part of GPA. It gives … Read More

The GPF Every Chapter Challenge

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Why you should give… One thing I have learned about grant writing – there is always something new to learn. The world of grant writing is not a place that we want to walk alone. From government grants to corporations to foundations, developing a grant proposal can be complicated, labor-intensive and full of twists and turns. It can also be … Read More

International Grant Professionals Day 2018

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PRESS RELEASE International Grant Professionals Day – March 9, 2018 Overland Park, KS: The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) announces the fourth annual International Grant Professionals Day to be held on March 9, 2018. International Grant Professionals Day increases awareness internationally of the work grant professionals perform as well as celebrates the work of grant professionals, who serve as administrators, consultants, … Read More

GPA Member Benefits are Endless

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By DeaRonda Harrison Taking the leap and sharing with my peers to work with nonprofits I could see the stare and gaze of concern in their eyes. In 2013, I attended my first GPA conference where I had never even written 1 grant, yet. I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision. This conference sealed the deal, and … Read More

Conference Experience as a Scholarship Recipient

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by Karen Watkins-Watts, GPC First, my sincere gratitude to the Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF) for the scholarship enabling me to attend the 18th Annual GPA National Conference in Atlanta in 2016! Defraying the cost of conference registration (and other travel expenses) made the 2016 conference possible for me. I had the privilege of attending several past conferences, however, with a … Read More

No Wining About This Event!

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A fun new event is happening at the 2017 GPA Annual Conference in San Diego from November 8-11. In addition to our regular Silent Auction (which will be digital this year!), GPF will also hold a Cork Pull. A Cork Pull is a fun little mystery game involving wine. And what’s not to love about wine? Guests attending the Welcome … Read More

Leap of Faith

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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

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!

GPF Silent Auction Team Hits a Home Run

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By Becky Jascoviak, GPF Silent Auction Team Coach Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The individual “parts” that make up the Grants Professional Foundation are pretty incredible on their own, but put a group of passionate, service-oriented, step-up-to-the-challenge grant pros together on a team and you get a whole lot more “whole” to the individual … Read More