California-Inland Empire Chapter

Inland Empire Chapter


December 1, 2016
 
Welcome:
 
We’re glad you found this page and are interested in learning more about the Inland Empire Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association.
 
We cover a wide geographic area in Southern California (including eastern Los Angeles County and all of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties) and have an equally diverse membership, both in terms of grant development responsibilities and years of experience in the profession.  This means there is a place for you whether you write proposals for a major university in Riverside County, hang out your shingle as an independent consultant in the west end of San Bernardino County, are an Executive Director wearing a dozen hats including grant seeker in the High Desert, or work for a city someplace in-between. We’ll also welcome you if travel from Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego Counties is convenient or if you are simply exploring “what you want to be when you grow up.”
 
The Chapter’s Professional Development Workshops are held on a quarterly basis on the second Thursdays of January, April, July and October from 9:00 to 11:00 am, which gives us time for the program, some networking, and a little chapter business before getting back on the freeways for an afternoon in our offices.  Please join us for our next meeting…we would love to have you join us!      
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017
MANAGING THE DEMANDS OF THE GRANT PROFESSIONAL
We’ll convene a panel to discuss critical issues that impact our effectiveness and success, including time management, stress, ethics, and balancing multiple projects and priorities.
 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
GRANT RENEWAL SECRETS/SPONSORSHIPS vs. GRANTS
Two great topics in one session!  We’ll have representatives from several corporate and foundation funders to explain how to secure continuing funding and event sponsorships.
 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
COORDINATING THE GRANT PROCESS
We’ll discuss how grant professionals effectively work with program, administrative and finance staff to successfully prepare winning grant requests (and meet deadlines!).
 
Thursday, October 12, 2017
IDENTIFYING, CULTIVATING AND BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH FUNDERS
We’ll share our experiences and tips in a roundtable format.
 
 
For more information about the Inland Empire Chapter, please visit our website at www.gpainlandempire.org, email us at inland.empiregpa@gmail.com, or call Chapter President Christopher Francisco at (562) 225-0191.