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New Article - Team Zero
This past week, I found myself in session with a series of academic and administrative leaders who wished to assess how I would handle large, complex proposals. This question – or rather their barrage of questions with increasing intensity – caused me pause. I described to them what I’d do with any grant, as I refuse to believe that it should be any different undertaking these highly prized “X-factor” grants (e.g., National Institutes of Health P01, National Science Foundation STC, Department of Energy EFRC) than any other. This attitude prevents me from being intimidated by new grant challenges. As I see it, a proposal is a proposal.

New Article - Gratitude for Funders 365 Days a Year

The month of November is always full of gratitude articles, blogs, Facebook challenges, and year end appeals. The focus on gratitude throughout November is critical. It helps community members think about helping local food pantries and the start of local toy drives. It helps set the stage for nonprofits making annual appeals to their donors and community members. It puts a priority on thanking grant funders and major donors for their role in supporting our organization. It helps remind each of us individually that while the year goes by so quickly, we need to take time to be grateful in all aspects of our life.

You Got the Grant, Now What? A Look at Grant Accounting Best Practices
Congratulations – you got that grant.  Now what? That’s a frequent question asked by administrators of nonprofits, independent research  institutes, colleges, and departments within large, research intensive universities. Once grant awards are obtained, grant accounting is a key part of the process. Author is Jim Wrenn, Founder/President/CEO of IT Works, Inc.

2014 Pioneer Award Recipients Announced!

The 2014 GPA Pioneer Award Recipients were announced at the GPA Annual Conference last month in Portland, OR. The local winner is MJ Murdock Charitable Trust and the international winner is St. Luke's Health Initiatives. Read more here.

2014 Member-Get-Member Campaign Winners

The 2014 GPA MGM Campaign produced some great numbers for GPA recruitment and retention! Congratulations to all of the chapters and individual participants for a job well done! Find out the campaign winners here.

GPA Strategy Paper - Volume 1 Issue 3!

Volume 1 Issue 3 of the GPA Strategy Paper's is now available. Click on the header above to access the paper.

GPA Journal Seeking Contributions for 2015
The GPA Journal is actively seeking contributions to the 2015 edition. We rely on our members to make the Journal a viable venue for sharing information, showcasing grantsmanship skills and subject matter expertise, and compiling best practices in grants development and management. For more information click here.

Call for Applications for Strategy Paper Editors
The Strategy Papers Committee of the GPA seeks applicants for a new editing sub-committee, to begin working in January, 2015. Falling under the umbrella of the GPA Publications Committee, the Strategy Papers Committee has a committee chair who will assign each submission to an editor. The editor will work directly with the peer review manager and with the author to prepare the paper for publication within three months of each quarterly deadline. Each editor must be a strong writer, editor, team-player, and leader with the ability and desire to devote varying hours of volunteer time to this role. Three positions are available on this sub-committee. Find out more!

The 2014 Fall State of Grantseeking Report is now available!
As a part of the grantseeking community, you know how important it is to stay on top of trends. The State of Grantseeking reports, produced twice a year, spotlight recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking. These free survey results reflect the grantseeking experiences of nearly 1,400 respondents. GrantStation, the Grant Professionals Association, the National Council of Nonprofits, and PhilanTech are pleased to be able to share this information with you, to assist you in your good work.

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