by Lucien Darjeun Meadows, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 2016 Membership Scholar As I write this blog post today, on a much warmer-than-average morning in Northern Colorado (52 degrees!), I am in the midst of training for the Quad Rock 25/50 Trail Race in Fort Collins, in May. I am also in the midst of finalizing a major foundation proposal, … Read More
The Grant Professionals Foundation is pleased to introduce and welcome our new board members: Judy Riffle, Ed.D. Nicole Sibilski, GPC Fayre Crossley, MBA, GPC Ericka Harney, ABD, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, MS Thank you for you volunteering your time, talent, and resources to advancing the grants profession!
By Teri S. Blandon, GPC, CFRE; Vice President for External Relations, PAI The 2016 election caused massive disruptions to many people, personally and professionally. As I work for a women’s reproductive rights advocacy organization, the election results caused us to pivot quickly. Immediately, we had to pull back our annual appeal letter (which was at the printer) and completely rewrite … Read More
By Teri S. Blandon, GPC, CFRE; Vice President for External Relations, PAI In the midst of proposals, reports, meetings, and other demands, finding time to recharge may seem like a luxury. It’s not — it’s a necessity. I recently attended a panel on leadership with executives from major nonprofits, consulting firms and corporate foundations. All are supremely busy people and … Read More
Danny Blitch, MPA, GPC Grants Manager, City of Roswell, Georgia firstname.lastname@example.org February, 2015 Grant funding is important to most nonprofit organizations and government agencies, as it makes achieving missions easier. It is one of the ways organizations pay for the services they provide. Grants, combined with fundraising, program income and direct client service fees, generate the revenues organizations need to … Read More
Lisa Deem, Grant Specialist, City of Flagstaff email@example.com December, 2014 I had the distinct honor of attending the 2014 Grant Professionals Association Conference in Portland, Oregon through a Jerry Dillehay Scholarship, sponsored by the Arizona Chapter. I became a GPA member in December 2011, supported by my position at the City of Flagstaff. I have attended state conferences, but never … Read More