We Need Your Help! A Letter to the GPF Board and Grant Professionals

Due to an increased focus on Fundraising and the effects on our Marketing and ECC Committees, I am asking for volunteers to help staff these committees. Both will have a lot to do over the next year or two, and, the more resources they have, the better!

I have made a list of the desired skills sets each committee chair outlined. I am requesting that all of you consider volunteering for one of these committees. In addition, please send out this information to your network, as I would like for this to have as broad a reach as possible. GPF Committees are a great way to get involved in the Foundation without the commitment of a board seat. Committee meetings are usually held by conference call either monthly or bi-monthly for an hour.

The ECC Committee will be rebranding the current ECC program in the coming year and needs the following skills sets:

  • Marketing background
  • Calling people
  • Communications
  • Graphic Design person

If you or someone in your network wishes to volunteer of the ECC Committee, please email Kristi Crawford (Kristi.Crawford@sanfordhealth.org) or Susan Caldwell (susancaldwell1962@gmail.com).


The Marketing Committee is an integral part of the success of our fundraising plan and needs those with the following skill sets. In addition, we are looking for a Marketing Chair (or co-Chairs) starting in 2019:

  • Sticktoitiveness
  • Passion, time and willingness to regularly, consistently promote GPF through several social media platforms (including GrantChat) on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
  • Ability to complete volunteer tasks independently and with little supervision
  • Experience with fundraising through social media
  • Experience creating scopes of work for vendors and marketing, business and/or social media plans
  • Good organizational/time management skills
  • Strong speaking and writing communication skills
  • Graphic design experience or willingness to learn (for ads, social media, website, etc)
  • Website design experience
  • Blog writing experience
  • Mail chimp experience

If you wish to volunteer for the Marketing Committee (or wish to chair or help chair that committee), please email Dr. Judy Riffle at uscdrj@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance for your willingness to help and to help promote these needs to a broad GPA audience!

Micki Vandeloo, GPC
Chair, Grant Professionals Foundation Board