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2020 GPA Annual Conference - Call for Presenters
GPA is now accepting session proposals to be considered for the 2020 Annual conference schedule. Learn more and submit a proposal.
Next Level Grant Training
To help advance your grant career in 2020, GPA has arranged an exciting new training program names "Next-Level Grant Training." Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
2019 Journal of the GPA is Now Available!
The 2019 Journal is now available to the public! Read articles like "Funding Undergraduate Research Programs: Exploring Administrators' Grant Development Process", "Replicable Strategies for Advancing Proposal Development Capacity in Teaching-focused Institutions", and "Streamlining Operations to Reduce Applicant, Recipient, and Staff Burden at the Health Resources and Services Administration" as well as four Strategy Papers in this year's edition of the Journal. Click here to read the articles.
2019 Winning Grant Proposal Competition
The GrantStation and Grant Professionals Association 2019 Winning Grant Proposal Competition winners have been announced! Congratulations to the winners, and kudos to all who entered! The panel of 6 esteemed judges were impressed by so many of the 204 entries! Congratulations to Kristi Albertson of Lake Health District, the "Grant" Prize winner! See the finalists and read the winning proposal.
There is always more to learn about how to research and find the best funders for your organization. But what happens when it's time to talk to that potential funder? What do you say? How do you get their attention and fuel their curiosity? How can you talk about your nonprofit without overwhelming them with details? Funders and donors are deluged with requests so you need to stand out…and try to say it in 20 seconds or less! To do this, consider developing a value proposition, which can also serve as your “elevator speech”.
They say hardship can forge the strongest friendships. I'm positive I'll be friends with my GPA Journal co-author Amanda Neese for life! We had a great opportunity to research something important to us, and something important to the field: grant professional performance metrics.