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Board of Directors Call for Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for candidates for the GPA Board of Directors. Find out more about the process and nominate yourself or a peer.

GPA Salary Survey Results!
Find out what other grant professionals in your state or industry earn as salary! This is a free benefit to all members and only $50 for non-members. Learn more!

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Regster today to join your GPA Peeps at the 20th Annual Conference! Find out more and register today!

Nominate a Grantmaker for the 2018 GPA Pioneer Award

Do you know a funder who is doing outstanding things for your community in the grants profession? Nominate them for the 2018 Pioneer Award! The GPA Pioneer Award recognizes grantmakers that have improved the way grant professionals do their work and acknowledges outstanding contributions to the field of grantsmanship. Two awards are given annually - a local award restricted to a grantmaker headquartered within the state of Illinois AND an award open to any grantmaker outside of Illinois (local, national, international). Nominations are open to members and non-members! Nominations close June 30th.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Transitioning to New Site
The General Services Administration (GSA) is transitioning 10 online systems that manage procurement and awards processes to one site called On May 25, 2018, GSA will be transitioning the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance ( to the new site and calling it Assistance Listings. This means that on May 25th, will shut down, and users who go there will be redirected to 

While parts of the site are official (such as assistance listings), others are demonstration only and continue to be supported on one of the original websites. As the nine remaining sites gradually migrate, their functionality will become official on Once the original site retires, will be renamed  

In migrating assistance listings information, GSA also made significant improvements.  For example, searching for assistance listings is now much more comprehensive and robust on Search results have better information and functionality, such as the ability to click on links to partner sites such as directly.  

Attached is an FAQ sheet you can reference, and you can find more information about the transition at For updates, be sure to follow @USGSA and @FAS_Outreach on Twitter and search #betaSAM.

Social Media

  • Staying Relevant in your Grant Career

    • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    • Ericka Harney

    Co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, stated, “You have to be constantly reinventing yourself and investing in the future.” In a climate where success depends on your response to industry changes, staying relevant is critical.  

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  • Events & Volunteer Update - Summer 2018

    • Friday, June 8, 2018
    • Barb Boggs

    Thanks to all of our GPA Volunteers! 

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  • Reality TV: When Site Visits don’t Match the Script

    • Friday, June 8, 2018
    • Jen Hurst

    The “confessional” has been an element of reality television since its inception. Cast members talk directly to the camera and explain their thinking regarding situations that happened earlier in the show. Characters on “The Office” responded straight to the camera, using words or just facial expressions. Sometimes, I find myself making similar expressions when something unexpected happens during a site visit.

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