2018 GPA Annual Report
The 2018 GPA Annual Report is published! View the report and the accomplishments of GPA from 2018.
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 login and click on the "Your Account" link in the upper right of the page. Questions on where we've moved thing to, please contact email@example.com.
When it comes to forming respectful, professional relationships with grantmakers, at least two questions come to the minds of many grantseekers. The first is how to bridge the perceived power differential or social distance. The second is how to get time with a grantmaker, given that many other grantseekers are also attempting the same thing.
Non-profit agencies and grants departments always need strategies that result in increased funding. Waiting for the next highly competitive funding round or modifying readily available grants are often the least effective means of solving the issue. Although it might not always seem possible, influencing the pool of funding opportunities is an effective strategy. Advocacy and government relations are two strategies to explore to help increase funding pools and connect with new resources. Following are a few government relations and advocacy basics that can help influence the funding needed for a program.
Let's be honest, grant writing can be time consuming, draining, and (sometimes) boring work, especially when we repeat language over and over again. I get it, we can't always write the next Pulitzer Prize winning piece of work, but how can we reframe our thinking so that we can stay motivated? I say, start with why!