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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!

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.

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  • A Timeline to Tell the Tale

    • Monday, October 14, 2019
    • | Posted by Lisa SihvonenBinder

    Every program description should include implementation information, or a timeline. Not all funders ask for this specifically, so it is easily overlooked. Some do ask for a timeline or implementation plan; but, it's not enough to give a begin and end date. Use this section of your proposal to drive home the program activities. For example, if you are writing new curriculum and training teachers on how to implement it, don't just write: “The program will begin in July 2019 and evaluation will be done by May 2020.” While that gives definite dates, it doesn't tell the funder what will happen between July and May.

  • Stop Chasing the Unicorn: Developing Real and Lasting Relationships with Grantmakers

    • Monday, October 7, 2019
    • | Posted by Kimberly Hays de Muga

    Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…AKA my first three to four years as a grant professional, I would cower behind my desk, pushing others such as my supervisor, board members, executive directors, ANYONE else, to get out there and connect with foundations. And in many cases, that board member to trustee connection, or that Executive Director to Executive Director coffee were excellent ways to foster meaningful connection between grant makers and grant seekers.