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GPA Announces New Partnership with ZoomGrants
Grant Professionals Association, an international membership association for grant professionals, announces ZoomGrants as the Preferred Grant Management Technology Provider of the GPA. The partnership will provide the Grant Professionals Association with technology and administrative services to help manage scholarship applications and call-for-presenter applications. “We are proud to partner with ZoomGrants,” said Mike Chamberlain, CEO for Grant Professionals Association. “We believe this partnership is a perfect fit for GPA to help streamline our application processes and make it more efficient for GPA staff and members.”

Submit Your Proposal for the 2016 Conference Sessions!
The Grant Professionals Association invites you to submit a proposal to present or co-present a session at GPA's annual conference. Session proposals will be received on-line only and must be completed by Tuesday February 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM Central Time.  

New Book and Special Offer to GPA Members!
Prepare for the GPC Exam: Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential

If you’re seriously thinking about taking the GPC exam, the authors have written a guide that will help you prepare! This down-to-earth manual will help you prepare for the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) exam administered by Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). It’s written in an informal, conversational style by four leading grant professionals, each of whom holds the GPC designation. 
Receive 20% off of your book purchase by using discount code: gpc-prep-gpa 

This is part of the popular In the Trenches™ series, published by CharityChannel Press. You’ll know an In the Trenches™ book not just by its cover, but by the author’s fun, upbeat writing style. But don’t be fooled by its down-to-earth approach and ample use of sidebars. In the Trenches books are authoritative and cover what a beginner should know to get started and progress rapidly, and what a more experienced nonprofit-sector practitioner needs to move forward in the subject.


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  • 31 Days of GPC

    • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    • Bonnie Houk

    Author: Bonnie Houk, GPC President, Grant Professionals Certification Institute Chances are if you are reading this, you are either new to the grant profession or a seasoned professional with multiple awards under your belt. Either way, there are many reasons to be intrigued by the second annual International Grant Professionals Week, March 14-18, 2016. International Grant Professionals week and day is for US! It is a week dedicated to providing awareness to our clients, our employers, community stakeholders and others about what and why we do what we do from day to day.

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  • The Not-So-Obvious Grant Opportunities

    • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    • Margit Brazda Poirier

    While the government, foundations, and corporations are the largest sources of grant funding, other opportunities are often forgotten in the quest for the big dollars. And these can lead to substantial rewards for nonprofit organizations -- often without a lengthy grant application process. A list of possible suggestions follows, but first, let's look at why these Not-So-Obvious funders might want to give to our organizations and programs.

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  • The Grant Process: Collaborative Learning Through Failure

    • Monday, February 1, 2016
    • Judy Riffle

    Gene Wilder, in the classic movie Young Frankenstein, said, “If science teaches us anything, it teaches us to accept our failures, as well as our successes, with quiet dignity and grace.” Although I haven't fully accepted grant failures in this way, I always learn from them. Science and the grant process share numerous similarities. In particular, the biggest mistake we make is failing to learn through the process.

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