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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Chicago Area GPA Chapter Meeting: A Seat at the Table: Advocating for grants in your development program

Start Date: 2/13/2020 11:00 AM CST
End Date: 2/13/2020 2:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center

400 S. State Street
Meeting Room B (lower level)
Chicago, IL  United States  60605

Organization Name: Chicago Area GPA Chapter

Carrie Seida
Phone: (708) 342-5246

Grant professionals bring unique skills and value to the fundraising profession.  They are part of the broader fundraising landscape that encompasses the major gifts officer, annual appeal manager or events coordinator. Yet many grant professionals, and sometimes other development staff, do not consider them as fundraisers. Whether real or perceived, this divide among development teams can be bridged by making sure grant professionals are seated at the table when discussing fundraising strategies. We will hear from a panel of Development Directors on how to create a culture of collaboration which celebrates the similarities and differences of grant professionals and other fundraising positions. Special guests for this moderated discussion include Rich Gage of Lawrence Hall, Kimberly Vann of the Safer Foundation, Jennifer Wojcikowski of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Tony Martinez of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation.

Learn more about our speakers here:
Pricing for event: Chicago Area GPA chapter members and AFP members: $20 (must use promo code at checkout); all others: $30

New this year: you may bring your own lunch to the event!  No vending machines or microwave ovens are available at the library; however, GPA will provide free coffee service to all program attendees.

For an additional $10, you have the option to purchase a Corner Bakery box lunch. 
You will be prompted to choose from the options below. 
-Uptown Turkey Avocado Sandwich with chips, fruit cup and cookie
-Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich with chips, fruit cup and cookie
We regret that custom orders cannot be accommodated. Attendees with special dietary needs are encouraged to bring their own food. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
* No phone reservations for GPA Chicago Area Chapter scheduled events will be accepted. All registrations must be submitted online through the National GPA registration process for the Chicago Area Chapter.
* All requests to cancel a registration and receive a refund must be submitted in writing to
* Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted no later than  the registration deadline date.
* Refunds cannot be given for no-shows. However, substitutions are gladly accepted. Substitutions of registrants are permitted both prior to the event and onsite. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. Please note that if the original registrant is a chapter member and the substitute registrant is not a chapter member, the substitute registrant must pay the registration cost difference.

Attendance at this meeting qualifies for two points for CFREs and GPCs

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 2/10/2020 5:00 PM

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