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GPA Headquarters Has Moved!
Exciting things have happened at GPA and we need to share some important news with you. The GPA offices have relocated in the Kansas City Metro. Please update your records to reflect our new address: 10881 Lowell Avenue, Suite 190, Overland Park, KS. 66210.
New Membership Benefit Announced!
GrantHub is an intuitive grants management toolkit designed to manage your pipeline of funding opportunities, streamline proposal creation, and track your grant deadlines, reports and tasks - while providing convenient, secure access to centralized grant and funder information. GPA members receive a 20% discount on their first year’s subscription. Login to the GPA website and click on the Members Only - Grant Software Benefits tab to access the discount. We would also like to announce that we will be in the exhibit area at the 2015 GPA conference and are looking forward to getting to know more of the GPA community in St Louis!
Keynote Speaker for 2015 GPA Conference Announced!
We are proud to announce this year's keynote speaker for the GPA Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO. Meredith Knopp is the Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations for The Mission Continues.
As grant professionals, we know the importance of showing the impact of our work to a potential or current funder. While a sound evaluation plan is necessary for demonstrating quantitative and qualitative impact, there is also a less quantifiable means of showing impact that is vital to getting the grant – the site visit.
How do you find grantmakers that support small progressive groups? With the most recent data showing that only 12 percent of grant funds support social justice (http://blog.ncrp.org/2013/07/7-ways-to-maximize-your-social-justice.html), it's a good question. To start, using the GPA GrantStation database member benefit, I searched for some relevant areas of interest and targeted populations, and came up with the following funders:
For those with young children or grandchildren, “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond has likely been a bedtime favorite, as well as their other books. They certainly have for my daughters. While the books are witty, I have almost enjoyed the humor of numerous spoofs written in the same vein, including “If You Give a Mom a Muffin,” more than the originals.