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Starting a Chapter

The Six Basic Steps to Forming a Chapter:
  1. Locate ten or more interested Grant Professionals Association Members (chapter members must also be GPA members).
  2. Contact your Regional Representative or GPA Headquarters.
  3. Determine that there are no other existing chapters in your geographic area. 
  4. Call a meeting of interested/prospective members. This step is normally conducted by a GPA Representative. The meeting can be held face-to-face or via electronic means. A sample meeting agenda in Word format is available to assist you. At this meeting a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer is selected. The group also adopts the Chapter Bylaws, select a chapter name and establish a meeting schedule for the next twelve months.
  5. Submit minutes, Chapter Charter application, and other documents to Headquarters. This step is also completed by a GPA Representative.
  6. Enjoy the benefits of being a GPA Chapter.
For more information about forming a GPA Chapter, contact the Regional Representative for your area.