A Conference for My Career Path

Amanda RipstraGrant Expectations

By Rachel Smoka-Richardson, MFA, CFRE; Senior Development Officer, Institutional Giving at Minnesota Public Radio 2016 Conference Scholar Graduating from college with a double major of theater and English, I knew two things – that I wanted to write for a living and that I needed to work in the arts. But although I love performing and writing, I also enjoy critical analysis, … Read More

GPA Membership = Networking & Collaboration

Amanda RipstraGrant Expectations

By Dr. Janell Harvey, Associate Professor of Business, DeVry University Renewing Member Scholar – S. Shore Indiana Chapter As a Professor of Business and fundraising professional, membership in the Grant Professionals Association has afforded me a wealth of opportunities. Networking with like-minded people has allowed me to better understand fund development trends in a number of areas. For example, I … Read More

I’m Not Lost at Sea Anymore

TJGrant Expectations

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

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

An Award that was Really Rewarding!

TJGrant Expectations

By DeaRonda Harrison, MBA – Consultant, June First Firm LLC GPF Conference Scholar 2015 – Peach State Scholarship   The GPA Annual conference is always the highlight of my grant year. The conference kicked off with a hit linking up Special Interest Groups! I always look forward to the SIG session and the Consultants SIG did not disappoint. Those in the … Read More

Opportunities to Network and Learn!

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Hayley Johnson, Grants Coordinator/Government Information Librarian Nicholls State University, Louisiana hayley.johnson@nicholls.edu February, 2015 Through the generosity of the Grant Professionals Foundation Scholarship, I was able to attend the 2014 Annual National Conference of the Grant Professionals Association in Portland. As a newcomer to the grants arena, I was extremely excited to attend and learn as much as possible. Opportunities to … Read More