You Made the World a Better Place

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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

I’m Not Lost at Sea Anymore

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By Amy Grosso – Grant Coordinator at Round Rock ISD 2015 Conference Scholar Amy_Grosso@roundrockisd.org   I am an introvert. Many people are surprised when I make such a declaration, because I am a sociable person. I enjoy public speaking and spending time with friends. On the other hand, I shy away from large settings where I do not know anyone. … Read More

Developing International Relationships for International Grants

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By Pat Christian – Executive Director Caleb Missionary Relief Services in Decatur GA info@calebmissionaryrelief.org   This blog brought to you as part of International Grant Professionals Week, when we focus on how grant professionals “make the world a better place, one grant at a time“.   For two decades, I’ve worked in the humanitarian educational sector globally. I’ve had the … Read More

Why International Grant Professionals Week Matters

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By Danny Blitch, MPA, GPC Founder of #IGPW and #IGPD   The Grant Professionals Association didn’t exist when I drafted my first grant proposal. The Grant Professionals Certification Institute wasn’t incorporated either. Heck, my first grant proposal was written, awarded, and implemented more than five years before those 22 famous attendees met at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza for … Read More

I Found My Tribe at the GPA National Conference

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By Amanda M. Ellinger, MRA – Sponsored Projects Coordinator at Jefferson College of Health Sciences Grant Professionals Foundation Scholar   When I heard I had been selected to receive a GPA Conference Scholarship, I was floored. Although I’ve been writing grants since 2006, I had never traveled outside of Virginia for a professional conference due to institutional budget constraints. As many of you … Read More

I Drank the Kool-Aid: Learning Best Practices from Seasoned Pros at GPA National Conference

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By Jayson Babel – Strategic Non-profit Consultant at Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. South Florida Chapter Scholar   As a relatively new grant writer, seeking best practices is a top priority to enhance skills and make our applications as competitive as possible. The opportunity to attend the Grant Professionals Association Conference 2015 in St. Louis presented itself as a … Read More

March 14-18, 2016 International Grant Professionals Week – Let’s Celebrate!

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March 14-18, 2016 is an important week for many reasons to grant professionals. International Grant Professionals Week and Day is an annual celebration to recognize and show appreciation for the work done by all grant professionals. It is one week out of the year we turn our attention to our field, our colleagues, and our “reason for being”. We encourage … Read More

2016 GPA Regional Conference Sponsorships Now Open

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Sponsorships are serious business at the Grant Professionals Foundation. We know from experience how many great regional conferences are offered by GPA’s local chapters. So, let us help you!   The GPF offers a sponsorship program for regional conferences sponsored by one or more GPA Chapters. You get a cash infusion for your event, and we’ll provide you with a … Read More

How 100 Years Sparked a Giving Platform that Connected Donor’s Passions with Changed Lives

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By Becky Jascoviak, MBA – GPF Board Member and Grant Writer at Kids Alive International   Kids Alive International, the organization I am blessed to serve, is celebrating 100 years of ministry this year. It’s an incredible milestone that very few companies reach, let alone non-profit organizations. What do 100 years look like? In 1916… The Eiffel Tower was the tallest … Read More

GPA: I Finally Found My People

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By Elaine Finn, GPC – Owner of Elain Finn Consulting Grant Professionals Foundation Scholar   For me, it’s all about the instant gratification.   Being chosen as a GPF scholar to attend the Grant Professional’s Association Annual Conference last November in St. Louis provided me with immediate opportunities for professional and business growth. All those industry experts, all in one … Read More