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GPA Annual Conference Registration
Register now for the 2019 GPA Annual Conference that will take place November 6-9 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Learn more and Register today!
Board of Director Election Results
The Grant Professionals Association is proud to announce the results of the election of new board members. The following individuals will serve as GPA Board Members beginning January 1, 2020: Amanda Day, GPC; Jennie Miller, GPC; Heather Patel, GPC; Bill Smith, GPC
2019 Class of Distinguished Fellow Recipient Awarded
The Grant Professionals Association, Grant Professionals Certification Institute, and Grant Professionals Foundation is proud to announce the 2019 Grant Professional Class of Distinguished Fellow Award Recipient. This year’s inductee is the late Michael King Wells of Portland, Oregon. Read more about Michael and the award here.
Live Stream Conference Sessions
Can't attend the GPA Annual conference in person? You can still be part of the conference from the comfort of your office or home through our Live Stream Option. Find out more.
It was 2015 and I was about to co-present at an Annual GPA conference when I noticed the room kept filling with people…and more people, to the point that we were at standing room only and full capacity! Clearly, our presentation on the “sustainability question”, as posed in almost every grant application, had hit a nerve with my fellow grant professionals. Since then, my clients and I continually address the question posed by funders: “What will you do when the grant funding runs out?” However, before we can address this, we first must answer an even more pressing question: What exactly are we sustaining?
GPA has joined the Association of Fundraising Professionals in recognizing October as Ethics Awareness Month. In order to increase awareness of the GPA Code of Ethics, the Ethics Committee endeavors to provide ongoing learning opportunities related to ethics in the grants profession. Recently, several questions have come to us related to the presentation of information in an ethical way. This article reflects on some of the primary questions related to information presentation for grant applications and proposals.