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2017 Board Elections
The process to elect the 2018 Board of Directors has begun! The Call for Nominations for board members is open from June 20, 2017 to July 21, 2017. Learn more about the election process and open positions and nominate a GPA Member!

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!

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  • Outcome Measurement: Measure What Matters, Keep It Simple

    • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    • Ellen Gugel, GPC

    Outcome measurement is a broad term and does not have a widely shared definition. Nearly all grant makers ask some version: What outcomes you will achieve? What are meaningful indicators of success? How do you define short-term and long-term success? How do you know you are making a difference?  

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  • Getting SMART About Outcomes

    • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    • Laura Katz Leacu

    When I first started out as a grantwriter, “Funders are getting smarter about impact!” seemed to be a new, running theme. More than 15 years later, this has not changed and in fact has become common knowledge: to be grant-ready, organizations must be able to measure, analyze, and report meaningful outcomes.   

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  • Dining Together: Finding and Befriending Your Inner Statistician

    • Tuesday, June 6, 2017
    • Jen Hurst

    “It is the mark of the truly intelligent man to be moved by statistics.” - George Bernard Shaw.   In my last article, we explored the different job titles that apply to a grant writer. The first title was “Statistician.” Upon re-reading that article, I wonder if I buried the lead by putting the more engaging titles at the end. After all, how many people do you know who revel in the joys of statistics?  

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