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New Article - We're All Fundraisers Here...Right?
By: Ericka Harney, CFRE, GPC, CVA
If you write grant proposals, manage grant funds, research prospects for grants, or perform any other aspect of grant development – you’re a fundraiser. However, many grant professionals don’t think of grant development as fundraising. They don’t see the similarities between the functions grant professionals perform and those of traditional fundraisers—such as conducting annual appeals, overseeing major gift solicitations, and designing and implementing fundraising events. This arbitrary divide between grant development and traditional fundraising is not useful and, moreover, it’s invalid. Read the entire article by clicking the link above.
Wow! It's Been Three Months Already? - A Note from the GPA CEO
By: Mike Chamberlain, CAE
It hardly seems I have been with you at GPA for three months as time has certainly flown by. In my short time here, I have been impressed with the staff and volunteer leadership of the organization from Board members to the individuals who serve on various committees to the local chapter leadership. I met many of you at the Annual Conference last year and I am continuing to meet more GPA members through social media, on conference calls, and at events (most recently at the AFP Annual Conference). The one thing that I continue to hear is how important GPA is to you and the common bond you share as grant professionals. I truly understand this and will continue to work with the staff and volunteer leadership to strengthen your association.
Take the 2015 Salary Survey - Closes May 1st
GPA Headquarters is pleased to announce that our 2015 Salary & Benefits Survey is launching! The survey will run beginning today April 7th through May 1st, 2015. The survey is designed to direct you to the either the Consultant or Employee portion of thesurvey based on your answer to question one. Plus, for our consultants who also work full-time, you will have the option to complete the consultant portion of the survey once you have completed the employee section. All GPA members will receive the results of both sections of the survey for free! A random drawing for a one year free Professional membership will be done upon the completion of the survey. You MUST be LOGGED IN to the GPA website in order to view and complete the survey.
I am privileged to serve as the Development Writer for Kids Alive International, a faith-based organization rescuing orphans and vulnerable children from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and absolute poverty. We operate residential homes, schools, care centers, and community programs for over 6,000 children in 15 countries worldwide providing hope for today, dreams for tomorrow and purpose for a lifetime. Kids Alive has been serving the least of these for nearly 100 years. www.kidsalive.org