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Below are fantastic benefits you'll receive when you join the Grant Professionals Association.

Interested? Join GPA and become a part of the world's largest community of grant professionals.

If you are a current active member of GPA and you would like to take advantage of the benefits below, simply login to the website (above right) and you'll find the categories for each benefit type on the left under the Benefits category. On each page, it will list each benefit and explain how you can access the discount.

GPA Benefits

Chapters - As new chapters continue to form in every region of the country, members have the opportunity to be a part of GPA at the local level. Chapters offer the membership a local venue in which to network and to exchange ideas, methodologies and resources. National membership is a prerequisite for membership in a chapter.

Conference - GPA's annual fall conference has become the PREMIER grants event of the year, offering more than 70 workshops featuring the nation's top experts, round-table discussions, funder presentations, exhibitors and the popular individual proposal review sessions. GPA's annual gathering brings together grants professionals eager to share best practices, stay abreast of trends in our field, and network with peers from across America and abroad. Members receive a cheaper rate than non-members on conference registrations. 

Consultant Directory - GPA members who are independent consultants can post their contact information and a description of their services at GPA's Consultant Directory for FREE.

Credentialing - GPA is proud to have established the nation's first valid credentialing process for grant professionals. Firm in its belief that certification should be done only within the most rigorous standards, GPA has formed an affiliated organization, the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). Members that are eligible to sit for the GPC exam, receive a discount on the registration fees. 

E-newsletter - The GPA e-newsletter, GPA Grant News, keeps you informed about GPA's accomplishments, upcoming events, news, services, resources, and includes a peer-written article by other professionals in the grant industry. Grant News is delivered to members' inbox each Tuesday afternoon.

Exclusive Offers from GPA Business Alliance Program - The organizations listed on the GPA Business Alliance page have joined the GPA Business Alliance Program and are providing various benefits to GPA and its members. 

GrantZone Community - GrantZone is a private community for members of GPA and one of the most powerful member benefits in GPA history. It is your connection to an incredible resource – over 2,800 of your colleagues who share your challenges and successes. We hope you will find it to be a place where you can ask advice, share your experiences (and resources) and build relationships from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. And you can access the community and all of its collective knowledge 24/7. Connect with your colleagues. Share resources. Participate in discussions. Be a part of this community for Grant Professionals just like you. We encourage you to login to the communityNote: Your email address and password are the same you use for the GPA website.

Journal and Strategy Papers - The GPA Journal (published annually) provides a forum for book and article reviews, discussions on best practices, and scholarly examination of the state of the profession, all written by top professionals from around the country and peer-reviewed by the GPA Publications Committee. Only GPA members receive free printed copies of the most current Journal. Members may receive their Journal by mail or electronically. The general public is able to view the electronic version of the current and past journal articles for free. The general public may purchase the current printed issue of the Journal for $45

GPA Strategy Papers are substantive, persuasive papers that encourage thoughts and discussions to increase grant professionals' skill sets. GPA Strategy Papers are promoted in the GPA Grant News and annual Journal.

Members Only Sections on the GPA Website - Members, via password, have access to "behind the scenes" information on the GPA website. Benefits, resources, account information, and direct access to GrantStation and GrantZone are only a few of highlights of what our members see when they log in.

Webinars - GPA's entire catalogue of live and archived webinars are offered to GPA members for free! This represents nearly $2,400 in annual savings for members. Access more than 80 live and recorded webinars!