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

GPA 2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Beth Noble

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AZ Founding Chapter Jerry Dillehay Scholarship My primary objective in attending the 2019 GPA Annual Conference is to return to my organization as a better, more informed grants leader. With this in mind, I made a very deliberate and intentional plan to take workshops focused on logic model development, strategic planning, and personal growth. My goal was to learn new … Read More

“Dear Grant Professionals Foundation Board of Directors…”

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Thank you Dear Grant Professionals Foundation Board of Directors, Thank you for the conference scholarship that allowed me to attend the GPA Annual Conference in Chicago. This opportunity to attend workshops, network with peers, and focus on my development within the grant profession would not have been possible without your generous support through the Peach State Scholarship. Thank you for … Read More

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


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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

At GPA, We Seem to Get Each Other

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by Catherine High, GPC; Rosemary West Scholar This was my first time at the GPA National Conference, and my scholarship from GPF was certainly a great help in persuading my agency to let me go. I don’t think that will be a problem in the future! I came back with so much information, and so much renewed enthusiasm for my … Read More

I Was With My People

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by Lauren Petersen, 2017 Pamela Van Pelt Scholar As the holidays quickly approach, and many nonprofit professionals reflect on the year past, it is the 2017 Annual Grant Professional Conference that comes to my mind first. It isn’t very often you get to spend days on end devoted solely to learning to perfect your craft, reflecting on your own habits, … 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: 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