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GPA Board of Directors Nominations
Do you want to serve GPA on the Board of Directors? Do you know someone who should be on the Board of Directors? Learn more about the process, serving as a director and nominate someone today. Nominations will be accepted until July 19, 2019.
GPA Salary & Benefits Survey Results
The results of the 2019 GPA Salary and Benefits Surveys have been released. Learn what you are worth! Click here to access the results for Employees and click here to access the results for Consultants.
GPA Annual Conference Registration Open!
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!
New Business Alliance Members & Member Benefits!
SmartSimple is a global leader in grants management software, offering uniquely tailored solutions used by over 300 clients in more than 192 countries. Grantmakers of all types and sizes, including global foundations, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies, depend on SmartSimple to enrich their impact story and create greater efficiencies in their granting processes. GPA members receive a $3,000 discount on their first year's costs of a SmartSimple Direct grants management system.
Nonprofit Quarterly is offering all GPA members a 50% discount on the NPQ Fundraising Subscription Bundle. The bundle includes a year subscription to the Nonprofit Quarterly magazine and the Changes in Giving eBook.
As I was recently finishing up a federal grant for a client by wrapping up the budget narrative, I had a flashback to my beginning days of grant work when I wondered what on earth a budget narrative was. Fast forward to today, and it is one of my favorite application parts and as a grant reviewer, it's a very telling one.
With some organizational shifts last fall, I had the opportunity to take on some new responsibility for our organization's corporate membership and sponsorship programs. While grants would still be my primary focus, this would be the first time in six years that I would be thinking about funding our programs and operations with something beyond grant funding. I was excited about the new challenge – and scared. What did I know about corporate giving?