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GPA Annual Conference Registration Open!
Register now for the 2019 GPA Annual Conference that will take place November 6-9 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Learn more and Register today!

Nominate a Stellar Grantmaker for the 2019 Grantmaker of the Year Award 
Do you know a government agency, private foundation or community grantor that is doing outstanding things for your community and/or in the grants profession? Nominate them for the 2019 Grantmaker of the Year Award!

Members Only Access Has Changed
We have been working hard to enhance the member experience on our website. Once logged in as a member, the benefits can be accessed under the Membership/Benefits tab. This is where benefits will be listed in additional tabs, access to GrantStation, volunteer information, and more. To view account information and to renew, members will still log in and click on the "Your Account" link in the upper right of the page. Questions on where we've moved things to, please contact

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  • Start with Why: Innovation is not for Everyone

    • Friday, May 24, 2019
    • | Posted by Rachel Werner

    We all know the buzzwords – cultivation, transformation, implementation, innovation. After a while they seem like words without any meaning. In some cases, organizations are trying to be shapeshifters in order to fit into a funder's priorities when they are actually losing focus as to what makes their organizations tick. Also, they don't seem to keep their clients and supporters at the top of mind. Here's an example….  

  • A Tale of Two Boards

    • Friday, May 24, 2019
    • | Posted by Elisa Strickler

    Although I began my journey as a grants professional as the assistant for a Grants Director at a medical research institution, I have had the special honor of working with small to mid-size nonprofits, both on staff and in a consulting role, for the bulk of my career. This has allowed me to gain much insight into the inner workings of nonprofit boards and their expectations for grant funding, as well as broader fundraising initiatives.