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Call for 2019 Session Proposals
Want to present at the 2019 GPA Annual Conference? Submit your proposal topic now to be considered for one of the breakout sessions. Submissions will be accepted through February 15, 2019. Learn more and submit your proposal!

2018 GPA Board Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2018 GPA Board Election. To learn the results and more about your board members, click here.

GPA Logo Montage
The Grant Professionals Association's logo has transformed a few times since the association's formation in 1998. As we celebrate 20 years in the profession, watch the video below to see the transformation from the quill logo in our early years to where we are today with the GPA logo. Watch the video.

Social Media

  • Maximize Your ROI on Environmental Scanning

    • Friday, December 7, 2018
    • Nikki Morrison

    The Society for Human Resource Management defines environmental scanning as a systematic process of surveying and interpreting relevant data to identify external opportunities and threats. Effective grant professionals do this every day to stay current on evidence-based strategies, innovations, funding trends, and best practices. I imagine that most of us have a library of regular email newsletters, funding agency alerts, professional publications, and sector-specific news sources that we monitor regularly. We are committing a great deal of time and energy to this task, but are we maximizing its value to our work? What good is all of the information that we are gathering if we cannot recall it, or retrieve it when we need it?  

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  • Best Site Visit Ever

    • Monday, December 3, 2018
    • Ashley Clayton

    Site visits come in all forms—pun intended. Often times they turn up on short notice, sometimes with little direction. They're important events, ones to showcase your agency's hard work and grant progress. How to navigate and conduct site visits is a crucial, relational part to becoming a grant professional.  

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  • Fanning The Flames Between Conferences

    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • Kimberly Hays de Muga

    The cold November rain, nagging feelings of emptiness and a fistful of hotel and restaurant receipts points me to only one diagnosis—it's post GPA Conference blues that I'm feeling now!  

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