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Monday, September 18, 2017

National Capital Region Grants Conference

Start Date: 9/18/2017 7:30 AM EDT
End Date: 9/18/2017 6:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: George Mason University, Arlington Campus

3351 Fairfax Drive
Founders Hall
Arlington, VA  United States  22201

Event Website:

Organization Name: National Capital Area Chapter of GPA

David Lindeman
Phone: 703-967-1674

“Wandering” where to go from here in the pursuit of grants amidst an ever-changing funding landscape?
The National Capital Region Grants Conference will show you the way!
Grant Professional Strategies (GPS):
Successfully Navigating the Waves of Change
Monday, September, 18, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
George Mason University, Arlington Campus, Arlington, VA
Co-Hosted by the GPA National Capital Area (NCA) and Central Virginia (CVA) Chapters

The conference will guide grant professionals and other professionals impacted by grants in navigating the waves of change brought by a new U.S. fiscal year and new executive and legislative leadership. The impact of those changes on philanthropic organizations, grant seeking, and grant management will be examined through insightful sessions including:

  • Strategic targeting of potential funders and cultivating grant maker relationships
  • Making a compelling case in an increasingly competitive and changing environment
  • Role of collaborations in producing a grant proposal in a changing environment
  • Assessing programmatic and organizational success through evaluation measurement 

Featuring Keynote Address by Glen O’Gilvie, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Glen O’Gilvie will share key insights about the future funding landscape based on his nine years as CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, one of the largest associations serving nonprofits, and over 20 years in community development, philanthropy, and nonprofit and association management.
Scheduled presenters include (subject to change):
Cultivating Foundation Relationships – Polly Binns, Binns Drennon LLC
From Compliance to Performance – Karen Norris, k4rnoco
Logic Models & Evaluation Measurement: Aligning Strategy with Programs and Impact – Jana Sharp, Sharp Insights
Organizational Planning to Manage through Change – Emma Kieran, Pilot Peak Consulting
Serving as a Peer Reviewer and Your Writing Strategy and Approach – Karen Norris, k4rnoco and Rachel Werner, RBW Strategy
Writing for Change: Developing Proposals in the Midst of Organizational Transformation – Debbie DiVirgilio, Faith Based Nonprofit Resource Center and Past President, Grant Professionals Association
Plus a luncheon panel with local foundations, closing reception, and opportunities throughout the day to network with grant professional colleagues and grant makers in the journey to funding success!
Registration Rates:
Early-bird NCA or CVA chapter member: $119 (through August 11, 2017)
Early-bird non-chapter member: $149 (through August 11, 2017)
Regular NCA or CVA chapter member: $159 (after August 11, 2017)
Regular non-chapter member: $189 (after August 11, 2017)
George Mason University, Arlington Campus
Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Metro Station: Virginia Square (Blue/Orange/Silver lines)
Daily parking available on site
Accommodations: Please use this link to make reservations for the block rate
Holiday Inn Arlington
4610 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel. 703-243-9800
Room rate $179/night (Reservations must be made by September 1, 2017 to receive National Capital Region Grants Conference block rate.)
Free shuttle to conference location
Sponsorships and Exhibitors
A variety of companies and organizations in the grants industry are sponsoring and exhibiting at the National Capital Region Grants Conference! Please contact grantsnca@gmail for more information.
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Closed: 9/18/2017 12:58 PM

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