2018 Call for Presenters Now Open
GPA is now seeking proposals for breakout session for the 2018 Annual Conference that will take place in Chicago, IL, November 7-10 at the Swissotel. Find out more and submit a proposal!
Top Tips and Best Practices for Grant Professionals
See what a few grant professionals in the industry share as their most successful tips and best practices are!
GPA Announces Board of Director Election Results.
GPA is pleased to announce the results from the Board of Elections. Find out more!
GPA Announces Recipients of the 2017 GPA Pioneer Award
GPA is pleased to announced the recipients of the 2017 Pioneer Award as the following: International Pioneer Award - Arizona Community Foundation; Local Pioneer Award - Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation. Congratulations to both of you and your nominators! Find out more!
Authors: Mollie Bond and Amanda Paveglio You sit in your department's training session, watching the clock, and wish you could focus on writing a grant report rather than learning the finer points of estate planning. You reflect on how dissimilar your day-to-day tasks are from major gift officer coworkers', and although at times your work intersects with theirs, logic models and word-count limits usually do not concern them. “I am alone,” you think. “How can I find anyone who could help me grow?”
This year, I decided to do things differently and be more strategic after I returned from the GPA conference in San Diego with a notebook full of ideas and useful tools that I can incorporate into my daily work. I wanted to maximize my return on investment. How can you maximize your professional development schedule to the utmost extent possible?
Whew! Fresh back from the GPA Conference and it did not disappoint! There were 760 attendees represented from 32 states. Kat Champigny and Jill Harlow from Gulf of Maine Research Institute traveled the furthest at 3,144 miles! For those who have not attended a GPA Conference or were not able to make it this year, I wanted to give you a quick snapshot of what you missed.