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2017 Pioneer Award - Nominate a Grantmaker!
Chances are you know a grantmaker that has impacted and improved the community and the field of grantsmanship. The GPA Pioneer Award recognizes the visionary contributions in grantmaking by those grantmakers. Nominate your favorite grantmaker today! Deadline is June 30, 2017.

Attend the 2017 GPA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, November 8-11 at the Paradise Point Hotel. Register now and reserve your Hotel Room for THE Premier Event for Grant Professionals.

GrantZone is the new online community for members of GPA and one of the most powerful member benefits in GPA history. It is your connection to an incredible resource – over 2,000 of your colleagues who share your challenges and successes. We hope you will find it to be a place where you can ask advice, share your experiences (and resources) and build relationships from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. And you can access the community and all of its collective knowledge 24/7. We encourage you to login to GrantZone
Note: Your email address and password are the same you use for the GPA website.

Grant Professionals help to change the world one grant at a time. What impact are your grants making? Share your story so we can help spread the great news to the world about how #GrantsWork!

Social Media

  • Building Beautiful Budgets: 47 Project Costs Revealed!

    • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    • Danny Blitch

    Recently, I served as the lead for building a grant proposal's budget. I like building beautiful budgets in Excel and I use formulas. This is something I have done for decades. After a few days of toil, I shared my budget draft with the writing team. Nearly every cost and estimate was questioned, which was not the problem, at issue for me - the team questioned my expense categories.

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  • Evaluator, Program Designer, Duck Master, Oh My!: the Grant Writer's True Resume

    • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    • Jen Hurst

    “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job ...” - Neil Gaiman   As I sat in front of the panelists, I knew that the likelihood of getting the job was slim. Grant writing? I barely knew what it meant. LOIs, periods of performance, 990s, and the other terms of our profession were strangers to me. So when I had to answer their question about my lack of experience, I let my analytical mind take over. I tore apart the definition of a grant writer, and gave them my true resume. 

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  • Volunteer Relations Program - Spring 2017

    • Monday, May 8, 2017
    • Barb Boggs

    Thanks to all of our GPA Volunteers! I hope you are proudly displaying your GPA vinyl sticker that was sent to you during National Volunteer Week in April. This was our little way of saying “Thank You” for all you do for our committees, chapters, SIGs, and Boards.

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