October 8 GPF News

October 8, 2015

2015 Silent Auction: Eat! Play! Live!
Are you getting excited for the GPA conference in St. Louis?
We are too and we have lots of fun stuff to inspire you at the GPF Silent Auction!
Here are just a few of the great items we have up for bid this year!
We also have “places to play” trips to Las Vegas, New York, North Carolina, Branson (MO), Playa Del Carmen, and even Santorini Greece!
Beyond that we have items to help you “live well” including baskets of essential oils, jewelry of many styles, photography, tickets to sporting events, art museum memberships, golf foursomes at exclusive clubs, and specialty wines and craft brews.
We’ll even help you hone your craft with books, conference registrations, subscription services, and GPC exam fees.
How will you “Eat! Play! Live!” your way through the GPF Silent Auction? Be sure to visit and like the GPF Facebook page to see more information about the GPF Silent Auction items.
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The GPC Exam is designed for grant “generalists” who are experienced and understand the fundamentals of grants and grant writing. As the GPCI website states, “Successful candidates will require minimum knowledge and skills related to all aspects of grant development and management, including but not limited to such areas as grant preproduction, grant construction, public sector funding, private sector funding, ethics and grant accountability.”

The Exam was designed within National Commission of Certifying Agencies guidelines and has been psychometrically proven to be valid and reliable.
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Grant Expectations
Thanking the Miracle Workers
by Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC and Lisa M. Sihvonen-Binder, MS NMP
In the October Grant Expectations blog, Heather Stombaugh and Lisa M. Sihvonen-Binder speak for us all as they thank the miracle workers who support and strengthen the grant profession. From the GPF’s donors, founders, and volunteers to the Grant Professionals Association staff, volunteers and members, each one of them strives to help us do the best we can to make a difference in the world.
Our Mission
The Grant Professionals Foundation touches the lives of people in our communities by ensuring that resources are available to train, credential and advocate for those grant professionals serving not-for-profit organizations who secure the funding necessary to serve the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. We support the education that provides knowledge to grant professionals, the advocacy that gives them greater access to funding, and the credentialing that establishes and promotes excellence in the field. Our partners are the Grant Professionals Association which educates and advocates for grant professionals, along with the Grant Professionals Certification Institute which defines the benchmark standards of the grant profession through credentialing.
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