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Archive January 2019

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Don't Fear the Giant Elephant: Sustainability

Grantors take our abilities to master sustainability seriously. In most instances, many funders will not issue funds beyond one grant cycle. They, in turn, place a sustainability section in their guidelines with the anticipation that your organization does not plan to depend on them perpetually. For some donors, their investment into your program and agency is a “sunflower seed” and through additional support, they anticipate that your efforts will grow and live on for years to come.

How Did I Get Here?

I have the great pleasure of meeting Grant Professionals from across the country at a number of venues throughout the year. The most immersive of these opportunities is at the GPA Annual Conference each year. I often ask people how they found GPA or how they got involved in grants. What I find most fascinating about these conversations is the wide variety of backgrounds and experience of GPA members and other Grant Professionals.

Herding Cats: Training Program Staff to be Grants-Wise

Money doesn’t grow on trees—so why do our program staff think we can magically produce non-federal grants? You know, one of those foundation or corporate things. You’re so good at that!


Behaviors of a Grant Professional

This past holiday season there were heartwarming stories of the layaway angels on one end of the spectrum, and there were record numbers of porch pirates on the other.  In reflecting on these two opposite behaviors, I was once again reminded that all individuals have different value systems.

Top Tech Tools to Perfect Your Grant Proposal

The key quality to working as a Grant Professional is the ability to write an effective grant proposal. Any tool built to hone your proposal writing skills can help support your proposal, and play an integral role in advancing the mission of the organization in need.