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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.

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  • Is One of Your Professional Goals for 2019 to Serve as a Grant Reviewer?

    • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    • Diane Leonard

    The pile of proposals to read was daunting. A caffeinated beverage was in one hand, a yellow highlighter and pen in the other. I sat at the dining room table in my apartment wondering what I had signed up for. In the end, some proposals took multiple reads to understand the purpose of the funding and were marked up with question marks and highlighter. Other proposals were crystal clear and were only marked up with exclamation marks of excitement in the margin.  

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  • Vulnerability as Strength – Deepening Relationships with Funders

    • Friday, November 2, 2018
    • Ellen Gugel

    Revealing vulnerabilities about your organization or project in a proposal can feel risky. But remember, reviewers and program officers are people too. A foundation program officer once told me “What we know about trust and relationships is rooted in transparency. And when you don't have that or don't share a little bit of yourself in a relationship, you won't increase closeness, you'll increase distance.” Sound familiar?

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  • A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Grant Writer

    • Friday, November 2, 2018
    • Rachel Perkes

    Every morning, I drive down a street in a not-so-nice neighborhood populated with people walking its sidewalks who aren't popular…homeless, poor, unemployed, on drugs, some “out of their minds.”  

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