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

GPF Silent Auction Online Bidding Opens 10/31/18

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Get ready to bid, bid, bid! Our annual Silent Auction opens October 31,2018: https://www.biddingOwl.com/GPF. Bid early and often. Treat yourself, get your holiday shopping done or score that great trip you’ve always wanted. See you at #GPAConf18 in Chicago at the Swissotel, and don’t forget about our Wine Cork Pull fundraiser also. Here are some of the great items up … Read More

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