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Minnesota-Northstar Chapter


We invite you to join us!
In Minnesota, we have an active Northstar Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association.
 
As an affiliated chapter of the National Grant Professionals Association (GPA), we support both seasoned professionals and newbies to the field. As grant professionals, we work in a variety of government and nonprofit organizations – soliciting funds for education (schools and colleges, as well as sponsorships and scholarship programs), government projects (where money is raised for everything from fire trucks to large capital improvement projects), healthcare, the arts, private enterprise and a variety of other fascinating nonprofit organizations.  Some of us are independent consultants. Others of us work part time or full time as grant writers within organizations.
 
Chapter Benefits

  • Monthly luncheon meetings – currently at various restaurants around the Greater Mpls St. Paul Metro.
  • Quarterly topical presentations (and very short, mandated business meetings) – at the Wilder Foundation on Lexington Ave. in St. Paul.
  • Opportunities to attend yearly Annual GPA Conferences at reduced rates - in Chicago at the Swissotel, November 7-10, 2018.
  • Opportunities to socialize together in person – or virtually, through call-ins at quarterly meetings via WebEx from your own computer at work or from home.
  • Scholarships to the GPA national conferences.
  • All national level GPA membership benefits -- as described on this website
  • Fun, the opportunity to learn, network and support each other in our profession.

Members may attend Lunch and Learns without a charge as a membership benefit. The attendance fees for Chapter Quaterly Meetings are the following: Members - $5 and Non-Members - $10. Non-members may attend their first meeting without charge, but an RSVP is required. Please check this webpage or chapter Facebook page for updates.

 
For more information, signup to receive e-notices or RSVP about upcoming meetings, contact: mnnorthstargpa@gmail.com.
 
Examples of Training Opportunities
  1. Competencies & Skills - In 2018, we’ll offer presentations on some of the skills tested through GPA’s nationally-accredited Grant Professional Certification (GPC) program.
  2. GPA National Conference - In 2018, grant writers, nonprofit leaders and others will meet in Chicago at the Swissotel for the Annual Grant Professionals Association Conference from November 7-10. Registration opens on May 1, 2018 for discounted rates. This excellent event not only helps you to improve your grant writing, grant-winning and management skills, but helps you to build  capacity in your organization. It’s also THE place to network with other grant writers nationwide and to gain the tools you need to advance your own career goals.
  3. GPA Webinars These online presentations feature nationally recognized experts in the field.
  4. GPA Conference materials Check out presentations from previous GPA conferences on the GPA website’s Resource Center.

GPA Northstar Chapter 2019 Meeting/Events Calendar

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

MEETING TYPE

February 19 (Tues.)

10:00 am – 11:30 am



 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Avenue W. #20

St. Paul, MN 55114

GPA lunch @ Joseph’s Restaurant
140 Wabasha St. South

St. Paul, MN 55107

MCN Grantwriters’ Incubator and GPA lunch

March 18 (Mon.)

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Avenue W. #20

St. Paul, MN 55114

Quarterly Chapter & Business meeting

April 17 (Wed.)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lynhall Restaurant

2640 Lyndale Ave. South

Minneapolis, MN 55408

Lunch and Learn

May 14 (Tues.)

10:00 am – 11:30 am



 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Avenue W. #20

St. Paul, MN 55114

GPA lunch @ D’Amico
975 Grand Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55105

MCN Grantwriters’ Incubator and GPA lunch

June 17 (Mon.)

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Avenue W. #20

St. Paul, MN 55114

Quarterly Chapter & Business meeting

June 21 (Fri.) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Social Hour to Enhance Equity in Relationships 3-4PM at Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Social Hour
July 25 (Thurs.) 4:15 pm  Social Hour at 2019 Nonprofit Fundraising Conference at 4:15pm at Early Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 Social Hour

August 20 (Tues.)

10:00 am – 11:30 am



 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Avenue W. #20

St. Paul, MN 55114

GPA lunch @ Pizza Luce
11347 Viking Dr.

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

MCN Grantwriters’ Incubator and GPA lunch

September 16 (Mon.)

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Avenue W. #20

St. Paul, MN 55114

Quarterly Chapter & Business meeting

October 16 (Wed.)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Olive Garden

1525 County Road C West

Roseville, MN 55113

Lunch and Learn

December 9 (Mon.)

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Avenue W. #20

St. Paul, MN 55114

Quarterly Chapter & Business meeting

New 2019 Northstar Chapter Officers

There are many other opportunities to serve in a variety of roles, besides that of an officer. We’re grateful to Wendy Moylan, Chryssa Prom and Mary Scott for their leadership in 2017 and to Jane Czajkowski in 2018.
 
President – Tressa Reuter
Vice President – Kari Aanestad
Secretary –  Jan Castillo
Treasurer – Barb Martenson