Fundraising during a pandemic: Combining passions and skills

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In addition to being a grants professional, I’m also a qualified Pilates teacher and Certified Personal Trainer. At the start of the year, I never thought these two passions and communities could be combined. I never thought we’d experience a pandemic either! Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus, I used to spend my Saturday mornings teaching Pilates Reformer classes … Read More

Congratulations to the GPF 2020 Conference Scholars

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As part of our mission, the GPF supports education that provides knowledge to grant professionals, advocacy that gives them greater access to funding and credentialing that establishes and promotes excellence in the field. Throughout the year, the GPF offers several scholarships that are open to all grant professionals. We are excited to announce the latest scholarship recipients for the 2020 … Read More

Congratulations to the GPF 2020 Membership Scholars

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As part of our mission, the GPF supports education that provides knowledge to grant professionals, advocacy that gives them greater access to funding and credentialing that establishes and promotes excellence in the field. To support our partner – the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) – and grant professionals nationwide, the GPF offers membership scholarships every spring and fall. We would like … Read More

GPA 2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Michael Hertlein

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OR/SW Washington Chapter Michael Wells Scholarship Not just another cup of coffee. This was my first GPA annual conference. I had both high expectations for the conference, and at the same time no idea what to expect. Would the lectures really teach me something? Would the networking times really produce anything? Would this be “just another conference” or would I … Read More

GPA 2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Lisa King

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Grant Professionals Foundation Scholarship It’s my favorite event of the year – the annual Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Conference. I have been to two previous conferences, but this year I was fortunate enough to be selected as a Grant Professionals Foundation Scholar. This year was also particularly special for me because I earned my Grant Professionals Certification (GPC) in April. … Read More

GPA 2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, By Diane Demarest

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I want to express my gratitude to the GPA Foundation for the honor of being selected as a Scholar and gifting me with a lovely medal and support to attend the conference!  Additionally, I left the conference with a string of pearls! After 40+ years of writing grants, I’ve found that professional education can sometimes be a disappointment when the … Read More

GPA 2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Amy Lottes

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St. Louis Chapter Scholarship Little Nuggets Can Lead to a Pot of Gold I attended my first GPA Conference about a year after I became a full-time grant writer. During the conference I received notice that I had achieved my GPC credential. I finally felt like a Grant Professional! When I was applying for a scholarship for the Washington conference, … Read More

GPA 2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Isabel Rosa

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South Florida Chapter Scholarship Join a Regional Chapter and Apply for the Scholarship!! Do it for You. In 2018, I earned my GPC credential and decided to assist my first GPA Conference. Little did I know that it would be so groundbreaking for my professional development despite being a decade into the career as a consultant and with a recently … Read More

GPA 2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Bethany Fields

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SE Texas Chapter Becki Shawver Conference Scholarship The “Grantalorian” For my fellow GPA members who are also sci-fi fans, many of you know that Disney + released its new Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” the week following the 2019 GPA National Conference.  The series follows the journey of a bounty hunter called a “Mandalorian” as he navigates life post the … Read More