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Breakout Sessions

2019 Breakout Sessions

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*updated May 20, 2019 - subject to change

Thursday, November 7

Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The Big Fish: Planning, Launching or Propelling Your Mega Foundations Portfolio

Consulting

Master Level

Susan Schaefer

A better (or just more fun) way to Logic Model!

Evaluation/Collaboration

Mid-Career

Komani Lundquist
Erin Holbrook

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Grant Manager: A Road Map for Federal Grant Success

Federal Grants

Early-Career

Lucy M Morgan, CPA, MBA, GPA Approved Trainer

Coming Soon!

Get Your Writing Team on Task

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies


Mid-Career

Libby Hikind

Faux-lanthropy: 5 examples of generosity that isn't, and what to do about it.

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Master-Level

Jennifer M. Tersigni, M.A, CFRE

Risky Business (Not the Movie!): Funder Risk Assessment - Will You Pass

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Ellen Gugel, GPC
Mark Beamis

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants for Small and Mid-Sized College and Universities

Federal Grants

Mid-Career

Jessica Gerrity

Grant Funding for Education and Public Safety Partnerships

Evaluation/Collaboration

Early-Career

Ashley Schultz
Elizabeth Evans

Discussion Den: What's Happening in the World? Discussing big topics in philanthropy and the public sector

Personal Growth

Master Level

Rachel Werner, GPC

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Prospect and Moves Management Tools for Grant Professionals

Grants Management & Budgets

Mid-Career

Jennifer Morrow, GPC
Elysha Kensinger

Come to Order: Legislation, Public Information, and Grant Applications

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Early-Career

Reagan Lynch

Engaging Diverse Communities in Your Grant-Seeking Efforts - The Cultural Competency Perspective

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Master Level

Arvetta Jideonwo, MHA, CFRE, GPC
Dr. Bernard Turner, GPC
Cynthia Oda

Strategic Planning – When “Ideal” Isn’t an Option (Part 1)

Other

Mid-Career

Stacy Fitzsimmons

Grant Contracts - Contracts Arising From Grant Awards. Is Your Entity Protecting Itself?

Other

Mid-Career

Randy Drake

Grant Consulting Models: No one size fits all (Part 1)

Consulting

Mid-Career

Johna Rodgers, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Diane Leonard, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Jo Miller, GPC, SMS, GPA Approved Trainer

Crowdfunding Best Practices for School District Grants Officers

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

All Career Levels

Kirk Smiley
Stacey Smith, M.Ed., GPC

So, you want to be a GPC???

Personal Growth

Mid-Career

Julie Assel, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Kent Hornberger, GPC

Human Library

Personal Growth

All Career Levels

TBA

Discussion Den - Ethics Roundtable

Other

All Career Levels

GPA's Ethics Committee

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Crash Course in DAFs: An Introduction to Donor-Advised Funds for the Nonprofit Professional

Other

Early-Career

Kristin Raack

Developing Empowering Needs Statements to Advance Equity

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Alison Hight
LaTissia Mitchell
Sierra Francis Perez

Federal Grants: Post-Award Compliance Requirements to Consider When Drafting the Grant Application

Federal Grants

Mid-Career

Scott Sheffler, GPA Approved Trainer

Strategic Planning – When “Ideal” Isn’t an Option (Part 2)

Other

Mid-Career

Stacy Fitzsimmons

What to Expect for Federal Grant and Contract in 2020 and Beyond

Federal Grants

All Career Levels

Linda Wastyn, Ph.D., GPA Approved Trainer
Robert Bradner

Grant Consulting Models: No one size fits all (Part 2)

Consulting

Mid-Career

Johna Rodgers, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Diane Leonard, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Jo Miller, GPC, SMS, GPA Approved Trainer

Power of LinkedIn: Leverage for successful funder prospecting and professional career development

Prospect Research/Donor Relations

Master Level

Dorothy Ho
Molly Murphy

Grant Funding for Faith-Based Organizations, Yes You Can!

Prospect Research/Donor Relations

Mid-Career

Debbie DiVirgilio, GPC

A MUST do: Be a Grant Reviewer!

Personal Growth

Mid-Career

Ericka Harney, GPC, CFRE, CAE, CVA, GPA Approved Trainer

Discussion Den: SAMHSA Grants: Crowdsourcing Strategies for Success

Federal Grants

Mid-Career

Sue Green, GPC
Simone Fevola, CRA
Teresa Wilke, MBA


 

Friday, November 8

Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Getting Unstuck: How to write (a grant) when you're stuck

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Johna Rodgers, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

OMB - Invited - More info coming soon

Federal Grants

All Career Levels

OMB

A Writing Refresher for Grant Professionals

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

All Career Levels

Gail S. Widner, GPC

Drabble This! Using Stories in Grant Applications

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Lauren Ohlin, MA, GPC
Marianne Reger

Candid = Foundation Center + GuideStar

Prospect Research/Donor Relations

All Career Levels

Jen Bokoff
Arielle Frazier

Surviving an OIG Audit Your First Day on the Job (True Story)

Grants Management & Budgets

Mid-Career

Amanda Day, GPC

The K-12 Federal Funding Landscape: Looking Ahead to 2020

Federal Grants

Early-Career

Elizabeth Evans

Transitioning into Grant & Nonprofit Consulting: The Leap in the Digital Era

Consulting

Master Level

Holly Rustick

Human Library

Personal Growth

 All Career Levels

TBA

Take Your Writing and Reviewing to the Next Level: Become a GPA Author or Peer Reviewer!

Personal Growth

All Career Levels

David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC
Dana Boe
Sean Kirby
Allison Sribarra

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Grants Management - "Assembling the Nuts & Bolts of Successful Grants Management"

Federal Grants

Mid-Career

Stacey Brechler-Knaggs
Sharon Skinner, GPC

Tools & Tricks of Grant Application Management

Grants Management & Budgets

Mid-Career

Tisa Coons
Connie Lucido

The Theory of Evolution: Planning for growth and sustainability in your consulting business

Consulting

Mid-Career

Carolyn Caldwell, GPC
Lisa M Sihvonen-Binder, MS NMP
Scot Scala, GPA, M.Ed., GPA Approved Trainer

Managing Subrecipients Under Federal Grant Awards: Strategies for Oversight without Undue Burden

Federal Grants

Mid-Career

Scott Sheffler, GPA Approved Trainer
L'Kel Little

Grant Writing Isn't a Solo Sport - How to Increase Grant Team Happiness & Velocity

Other

Mid-Career

Diane H Leonard, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

Census Bureau Data for Grant Writers: New Data Platforms and Tools

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Tyson Weister
Andrew W Hait

The Federal Science Budget Outlook

Federal Grants

All Career Levels

Matt Hourihan

Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring

Personal Growth

Early-Career

Jodi Samuels
Ryan Lucas

2019 Forecast: Finding and Securing Funding for Health Care Projects

Federal Grants

Early-Career

Christopher LaPage

Want to Be a Leader? Serve First!

Personal Growth

All Career Levels

Grant Professionals Foundation

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Getting the Most from Indirect Costs (Part 1)

Federal Grants

Mid-Career

Karen Norris

Bring Your Logic Model to Life: It's more than just a required attachment.

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Julie Alsup, GPC
Julie Assel, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

Using Data To Strengthen Your Proposals

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Cheryl L Kester, CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Kaylin Mason

Reconciling Ahern: A critical look at what grant writers can (and can't) learn from direct mail

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Master Level

Shane Pekny

Planning is Everything: A Framework for Facilitating Organization-wide Strategic Grants Planning

Other

Master Level

Lesa-Kaye Holtham

Congratulations - You've Become a Consultant! Now What?

Consulting

Mid-Career

M. Linda Wastyn, Ph.D., GPA Approved Trainer
Kim Joyce, GPC

Measuring Success: Developing Performance Metrics for Grant Professional Evaluation

Personal Growth

Early-Career

Julie Boll, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Amanda Neese

2019 Grants: A Year In Review

Federal Grants

Mid-Career

Saleh Karaman

From Competitor to Collaborator

Evaluation/Collaboration

Mid-Career

Becky Jascoviak, MBA

This is What Mentoring Looks Like: Insider Insights on GPA's Mentor Match Program

Personal Growth

All Career Levels

Amanda Paveglio, GPC
Panel

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Getting the Most from Indirect Costs (Part 2)

Federal Grants

Mid-Career

Karen Norris

Win Big, Fail Better: Innovation in Grants

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Melinda Stoops

Writing Isn't an Art, It's a Skill-The Fundamentals of a Well-Written Narrative

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Early-Career

Nicole Sibilski, GPC

Tools for Advocacy

Other

Mid-Career

Karen Cassidy, GPC

IGNITE the GPC Competencies

Other

Mid-Career

Amanda Day, GPC; Lisa Jackson, GPC; Johna Rodgers, GPC; Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC; David Broussard, GPC; Laura Gore, GPC; Ericka Harney, GPC; Sylvia Redic, GPC; & Shelley Loethen, GPC

Moving from Spectator to Activist: Creating a Message That Motivates People to Act

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Master Level

Lucy M. Morga, CPA, MBA, GPA Approved Trainer

Grant writing and grant management in academia: Navigating bureaucracies and egos

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Stacie Marsh
Jill Fuller

High-Value Prospects: Setting Your Grants Program Up for Success with Smarter Prospecting Strategy

Prospect Research/Donor Relations

Mid-Career

Caroline O'Shea
Jennifer O'Brien

Human Library

Personal Growth

All Career Levels

TBA

We Should All Be Dataists: Fostering and Maintaining an Internal Data Culture

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Ann  Nquyen

 

Saturday, November 9

Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Demystifying Budgets: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

Grants Management & Budgets

Early-Career

Lauren Ohlin, GPC

Power Writing for Grants - and More: Fast and Easy Tools for Writing that Gets the Results You Want

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Maryn Boess, GPA Approved Trainer

Discussion Den: One Community, One Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit Discussion

Personal Growth

Mid-Career

Bethany Turner, GPC
Trish Bachman, GPC

What Not to Write: How Avoiding Common Grammar Errors Can Give Your Grant Writing a Competitive Edge

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Early-Career

Dana Herron

Pros and Cons of Consulting - The Real Story from a "Formerly Reluctant" Grant Consultant!

Consulting

Master Level

Amy Shankland, GPC

GPA SpeedDating Session

Other

Master Level

See Description

Welcome to the Swamp! Here's your Federal Grants Travel Guide

Federal Grants

Mid-Career

Erica Preston

Pivoting Opportunities with Grant Architecture and Storytelling

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Michele Zacks
Deborah A Cook

"Discussion Den - GPA's Approved Trainer Process

Personal Growth

Master Level

GPA Approved Trainers

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Managing and Transforming Conflict for Grant Success

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Master Level

Kara D Mostowy

The Chameleon Proposal: Leveraging Project Support for Operating Priorities

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Kerri Kilbane

Writing for Systems Change: How to Make the Case for Advocacy

Other

Early-Career

Eric Spioch
Noura Hemad

Crafting nonprofit management assessments: a focus on risk, ethics, and communication

Other

Mid-Career

Ruth McLean Dawson
Kathleen "Kassy" Guy-Johanessen, GPC

Team up with Teachers to Bring in the Bucks

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Maureen Stabile, GPC
Stacey Smith, M.Ed., GPC
Tonia Rockis, PhD

Confessions of a Peer Grant Reviewer: Disclosing the Process and Procedure

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Early-Career

Althea Lewis

Want to Teach?... Sharing Your Skills To Improve The Grant-Seeking Capacity Of YOUR Community

Personal Growth

Master Level

Rick Horton, GPC

It's not enough to be a good writer: Effective grant professionals also need speaking polish

Proposal Development &
Communication Strategies

Mid-Career

Christine Clapp

Discussion Den: Lend Me Your Ear(bud)s - Listening, Laughing and Learning with Podcasts

Personal Growth

Mid-Career

Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC
Amanda Day, GPC

 



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