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Archive June 2019

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Become a Grant Professional Super Star!


Grant writing won’t land you a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a super star to your fellow grant professionals. “Be a Star” is a new fundraising campaign aimed at inspiring every GPA Chapter and GPA member to support the Grant Professionals Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Announcing the Publication of the 2019 Compliance Supplement

We are excited to announce the publication of the 2019 Compliance Supplement (Supplement) in the Federal Register; a key milestone of the Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Cross-Agency Goal under the President’s Management Agenda.  

Words don't go with my budget, right? The importance of a good budget narrative


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.

Grants and Corporate Giving: Where are the synergies?

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?

Breaking the Chains of Boring and Predictability in Proposal Writing


Systemic… Innovative… Critical… Capacity… Strategic… Collaborative… Intentional

How many of these buzz words are you sick of hearing? I could write a million grants and never, ever use the word sustainable again. I cringe when I read normal grant speak style language. Yet, we have to do it.