Breakout Sessions

Below are the breakout session for the 2018 conference to give you a sample of what to expect. The 2019 schedule will be released around May 1, 2019.

2018 Breakout Sessions


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*updated October 31, 2018 - subject to change

Thursday, November 8
Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Tackling the Elephant in the Room: 7 Ways to Lead Change in a Change-Resistant Environment Federal Grants Mid-Career Lucy M. Morgan, CPA, MBA, GPA Approved Trainer
How to Learn What Worked - And Fix What Didn't - Through Effective Project Evaluation Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Becca Polar, GPC
Sharla Trimm, GPC, CGMS
A Board's Eye View: Lessons Learned From Guiding and serving on Nonprofit Boards Prospect Research/Donor Relations Mid-Career Scot Scala, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Carolyn Caldwell, GPC
Lisa M. Sihvonen-Binder, MS
Entrepreneurial Skills for Grant Career and Business Success Other Mid-Career Katherine F.H. Heart GPC, M.Ed, GPA Approved Trainer
Collaborative Grant Writing as the Lead Organization: Tips to Create Partnership Bliss Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Mid-Career Maggie Bonjean
Heather Ellis
Inclusive Thinking! Personal Growth Master Level Kristen Krey
Why Can't We Be Friends?: Building Relationships With Legal, Financial, Research, and Program Staff Grants Management/Budgets Mid-Career Laura Katz Leacu
2018 Trends in Grants: What's Happened So Far, and What's to Come Federal Grants Early-Career Duncan Bell
Saleh Karaman
Developing Funder Ready Programs Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Mid-Career Lea Thomas, CFRE, GPC
Human Library Personal Growth All Career Levels TBA
Help the US Dept of HHS ReInvent Grants Management Federal Grants All Career Levels Facilitators: Alejandro Lopez, Denise Wu, & Chris Verhoeven
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Getting Unstuck: How to write (a grant) when you're stuck Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Mid-Career Johna Rodgers, GPC,
GPA Approved Trainer
Get Your Funder to Swipe Right: Cultivating Relationships with Funders Prospect Research/Donor Relations Mid-Career Kara D. Mostowy
Roadmap to Results: Advancing Your Organization's Outcomes Measurement Maturity Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Michelle DiSabato
The Proposal Writer's Guide to MSU (Making Stuff Up) Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Mid-Career Cheryl Kester, CFRE, GPA Approved Trainer
Molly Throgmorton
The K-12 Federal Funding Landscape: What's on the Horizon for 2019 Federal Grants Mid-Career Elizabeth Evans
Embracing the Cultural Competency Journey as a Grant Professional Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Master Level Theresa Reyes-Cummings, GPC
Who Are You? The Real Role of the Grant Professional in a Development Shop Person Growth Early Career Andrea V. Ferreira, MPH
Setting Up Your Home-Based Grants Consulting Business Consulting Early-Career Bethany Turner, GPC
Trish Bachman, GPC
Amanda Day, GPC
Rachel Werner, GPC
Kathy Hatfield
Kim Sanchez
CYA: Cover Your Audits - Insuring Compliance through Guidance and Monitoring Federal Grants Mid-Career Jerica Shakelford
Discussion Den: Ethics Roundtable Professional Development All Career Levels TBA
DEMO Den: Capital Management Group Other All Career Levels Capital Management Staff
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Arts & Culture Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Government Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
K-12 Education Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Higher Education Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Human Services Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Healthcare Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Grant Management Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Consultants Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Tribal Nations Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Sciences Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Public Safety Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Libraries Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
International Development Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Environmental Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Advocacy/Social Justice Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Faith-Based Special Interest Group Professional Development All Levels TBA
Human Library Personal Growth All Levels TBD
Discussion Den: What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You? Proposal Development  Communication Strategies All Levels Bethany Turner, GPC
Trish Bachman, GPC
Help the US Dept of HHS ReInvent Grants Management Federal Grants All Levels Facilitators: Alejandro Lopez, Denise Wu, & Chris Verhoeven
Friday, November 9
Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
So You Want to Outsource - What is the Right Vehicle Federal Grants Mid-Career Scott Sheffler
L'Kel Little
Discussion Den - GPA's Approved Trainer Process Personal Growth Mid-Career Led by GPA Approved Trainers:
Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed
Lucy M. Morgan, CPA, MBA Johna Rodgers, GPC
Leveraging Partnerships for your next Campus Safety Project Evaluation/Collaboration Early-Career Elizabeth Evans
Ashley Schultz
Brain Hacking for Fun and Nonprofits: Using Behavioral Science to Build Stronger Project Teams (Part 1) Consulting Mid-Career Ben Mahoney
Top 10 Audit Finding and what to Avoid Federal Grants Mid-Career Karen Norris
Strategy Boot Camp: A Jumpstart for Planning and Implementation Consulting Master Level S. Kimberly Jones, GPC
X Marks the Spot: a General to Specific to General Model for Proposals Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Early-Career Richard Redfearn, Ph.D
Crash Course in DAFs: An Introduction to Donor Advised Funds for the Nonprofit Professional Other Early-Career Kristin Raack & Panel
Driving Successful Collaborations Evaluation/Collaboration Early-Career Laura Hardwicke
Human Library Personal Growth All Career Levels TBA
Help the US Dept of HHS ReInvent Grants Management Federal Grants All Career Levels Facilitators: Alejandro Lopez, Denise Wu, & Chris Verhoeven
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
How to Safeguard your Grant Strategy Against Economic Forces Prospect Research/Donor Relations Mid-career Nicole Sibilski, GPC
Heightened Awareness: How Better Knowing Yourself, Your Team and Your Community Can Leader to Better Evaluation/Collaboration Early-Career Kari Mirkin
Performance Management - Are We There Yet? Grants Management/Budgets Mid-Career Gloria Shontz, CPA
Brain Hacking for Fun and Nonprofits: Using Behavioral Science to Build Stronger Project Teams (Part 2) Consulting Mid-Career Ben Mahoney
Grants and the Capital Campaign Other: Several topics Mid-Career Cheryl Kester, CFRE,
GPA Approved Trainer
Developing a National Grant System: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Growth Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Master Level Nathan Medina, MPS, GPC
Are you on Board? Let's talk about Good Governance Other Mid-Career Kristen Krey
Demonstrating The Impact of Your Project or Program: Did They Really Do Better as A Result Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Michael Lesiecki
Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring Personal Growth Early-Career Jodi Samuels
Ryan Lucas
Discussion Den: Transforming Grants Management Systems through User-Centric Design Federal Grants Mid-Career Jason McGill
Demo Den: Foundant/GrantHub Other All Career Levels Tammy Tilzey
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Being Agile in Your Grant Application Process: Utilizing Scrum Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Diane H. Leonard, GPC, CSM, CSPO, GPA Approved Trainer
Achieving Grant Professional Certified Status (GPC) Other: Professional Development Mid-Career Allison Boyd, GPC
Bonnie Houk, GPC
How to Start a Successful Training Company: 7 Tips from a Recovering Introvert Consulting Mid-Career Lucy M. Morgan, CPA, MBA, GPA Approved Trainer
Advanced Evaluation Strategies (Part 1) Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Matthew Feldman, Ph.D
Nancy B Mueller MPH
Asma Ali
Inside the Grantmaker's Black Box: What Really Happens AFTER You Push SUBMIT! Other: Grant Cycle Early-Career Maryn Boess
GPA Approved Trainer
What's in Your "We Rock File"? How Grants and Marketing can make your entity shine! Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Master Level Stacy Ruble, GPC
Diving Into Grants! Navigating School District Waters! Prospect Research/Donor Relations Mid-Career Olivia Smith Daugherty, GPC
Stacey A Smith, GPC
Gayla Rawlinson Maynard, GPC
Washington: Swimming through the Federal Grants Swam Federal Grants Mid-Career Erica Preston
After the Grant: Corporate and Foundation Stewardship Demystified Prospect Research/Donor Relations Mid-Career Larisa Pazmino
Discussion Den: GPA's Mentor Match Professional Development All Career Levels GPA's Mentoring Task Force
Demo Den: Blackbaud Professional Development All Career Levels Blackbaud Staff
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
IGNITE the Grant Profession - 8 Topics from 8 Successful Grant Pros Other Mid-Career Amanda Day, GPC
Johna Rodgers, GPC
Ericka Harney, GPC, CFRE, CAE, CVA
Sylvia Redic, GPC
Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC
Jo Miller, GPC
Clay Myers Bowman
David Broussard, GPC
Take Your Writing to the Next Level: Become a GPA Author! Other: Professional Development Mid-Career Barbara Roberts, MA
David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC
Allison Sribarra
Smarter tools, for smarter prospecting Prospect Research/Donor Relations Early-Career David Holmes
Dorothy Ho
Advanced Evaluation Strategies (Part 2) Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Matthew Feldman, Ph.D
Nancy B Mueller, MPH
Asma Ali
Pet Peeves of Funders Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Lydia S. Howie, MS, GPC
What kind of project manager are you? Other Master Level Racher Werner
Throw Out the Crystal Ball and Manage Your Grants Portfolio Like a Boss Prospect Research/Donor Relations Early-Career Kerri Kilbane, CFRE
Culture - A Driver of Organizational Performance and Engagement Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Lahaja Furaha
Snarks, Sharks and Drama Queens: How to Navigate People-Generated Obstacles to Grant Success Personal Growth Early-Career Bruce Ripley
Human Library Personal Growth All Career Levels TBA
Help the US Dept of HHS ReInvent Grants Management Federal Grants All Career Levels Facilitators: Alejandro Lopez, Denise Wu, & Chris Verhoeven
Saturday, November 10
Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Getting the Most from Indirect Costs Federal Grants Mid-Career Karen Norris
Grants from Reviewers Point of View & How to Connect Proposals to Obtain Higher Scores Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Early-Career Gary Lee Frye, EdD, GPC
Collaborative Grant Process: Give, Take, Detour, WIN! (Part 1) Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC,
GPA Approved Trainer
Answering the Annoying Sustainability Question Proposal Development
Communication Strategies
Mid-Career Ellen Gugel, GPC
Laura Katz Leacu
Increasing Board Engagement: Is That My Job, Too?! Other: Board Development Early-Career Jan Hedrich-Rice, GPC
Strategic Planning - When "Ideal" Isn't an Option Other Master Level Stacy Fitzsimmons
Where did I put it and when was it last updated? A tracking methodology for busy grant professionals Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Julie Assel, GPC
Tammy Tilzey
Secrets of Consultancy: Thoughtful Conversations with Four Consultants Who Make It Work Consulting Mid-Career M. Linda Wastyn, Ph.D
Kim Joyce, GPC
Kerri Laubenthal Mollard
Andrea Marmo Crawford
Non-Profit Shouldn't Mean No Money: Diversified Funding Strategies for Increasing Revenue Prospect Research/Donor Relations Mid-Career Becky Jascoviak, MBA
Human Library Personal Growth All Career Levels TBA
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Who Knew Stephen King Was a Grant Writing Tipster Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Mid-Career Amanda Day, GPC
The Intersection of Advocacy and Grants - Raising the Dough Other: Advocacy Mid-Career Karen Cassidy, GPC

Collaborative Grant Process: Give, Take, Detour, WIN! (Part 2)

Evaluation/Collaboration Mid-Career Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC,
GPA Approved Trainer
How to Find Your Perfect Match: Applying the Rules of Dating to Grant Development Proposal Development  Communication Strategies Early-Career Jodi Pearl, GPC
Lisa Yalkut, GPC
Vision Boards - A Creative Inspiration for Your Future Personal Growth All Career Levels Ericka Harney, GPC, CFRE, CAE, CVA, GPA Approved Trainer
The OZ Effect: Handling Day to Day Anxiety and Stress as a Grant Professional Personal Growth Early-Career Kimberly Rogers, GPC
Lisa Jackson, GPC
The Mission-Centered Grant Professional: Connecting with the Power of Your Passion and Purpose Personal Growth Mid-Career Maryn Boess
GPA Approved Trainer
Wearing Multiple Fundraising Hats: Exploring the Myth of the Sequestered Grants Professional Personal Growth Early-Career Molly Throgmorton
Andrea V Ferreira
Robyn Gibboney, PhD, GPC
Caroline Pollock Bilicki

Melissa Ralston
Human Library Personal Growth All Career Levels TBA
Feeling Alone, Want New Friends - Learn How to Start a GPA Chapter in Your Area Personal Growth All Career Levels Elizabeth Schaff
Joan Whitman, PhD
Carrie Mahlik
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION POINTS!

 

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Conference has been approved by GPCI and CFRE as providers for continuing education points!

 

Professionals holding the GPC can earn 13.25 CEUS in Category 1: Education if they attend the entire conference.
 

·  Thursday, November 8, 2018  = 5.75

·  Friday, November 9, 2018 = 5.0

·  Saturday, November 10, 2018 = 2.5

 

Full participation in Grant Professionals Annual Conference is applicable for 10 points – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

 

·  Thursday, November 8, 2018  = 2.5

·  Friday, November 9, 2018 = 5.0

·  Saturday, November 10, 2018 = 2.5

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