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Friday, September 20, 2019

Mohawk/Hudson (Upstate New York) Chapter: Ethics in Grantsmanship...Words to Write By

Start Date: 9/20/2019 8:30 AM EDT
End Date: 9/20/2019 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Equinox

Location:
500 Central Avenue
Albany, NY  United States  12206

Organization Name: Mohawk/Hudson Upstate NY Chapter of GPA

Contact:
Edward Wolk
Email: edward.wolk@sphp.com
Phone: (518) 525-8813

Grant professionals face ethical decisions in many aspects of their work. This program will deconstruct the GPA Code of Ethics and discuss why it’s important for us all to understand that these are ‘words to write by’. This program is an opportunity to detail the ways in which professional grant writers face ethical decisions. Case examples and best practices will guide a lively and interactive discussion on an often misunderstood topic. The program will review:  GPA Member 'Oath', Standards of Professional Practices, Client Choice Confidentiality, Contract and Compensation.

The learning objectives to be achieved in the program are aligned with the GPC Core Competencies in the areas of ethical and professional best practices, and are as follows:
- Increased understanding of how to work consistently with a professional ethical mindset
- Increased understanding of how to adopt ethical standards and practices that raise the level of professionalism
- Increased understanding of how to align with the ‘right’ client at the ‘right’ time
 -Increased understanding of how to ensure confidentiality in grant work, for an employer or client, and others
- Increased understanding of how to maintain a legally binding contract that benefits both parties equally and ethically
 -Increased understanding of how to guarantee fair and ethical compensation

***Attendees will earn 3 CEUs, approved by CFRE and GPCI.

Presenter Information 
Scot Scala, GPC, M.Ed., and GPA Approved Trainer, has been a fund development professional for 30 years. He is President and Senior Consultant of Scala & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in providing services to nonprofit organizations. With offices in Avon, CT and Fort Lauderdale, FL, the firm offers expertise in grant funding research and proposal design, board training and education, fund development planning, and capacity building. In addition, Mr. Scala serves on the board of directors of the Grant Professionals Foundation and is an instructor for CD Publications and Training Doyens, where he provides national webinars to the nonprofit sector. Mr. Scala’s work engages him with clientele from throughout the United States, as well as Uganda, Mexico, and in particular, Haiti where he makes frequent visits and conducts mission work in support of K-12 education and nutrition programs. He is an award winning consultant and highly-regarded lecturer who frequently presents top-rated workshops to regional, national, and international groups such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Soroptimist International of the Americas, and Grant Professionals Association.

Cost: $45 members/$55 future members

Attendance at this meeting qualifies for 3 credits for CFREs and GPCs