Thank you AZ Founding Chapter Volunteers!

To all of you who step up throughout the year and in years past to move our association forward, you are greatly appreciated. All of our events and conferences are the result of the efforts of our many volunteers!

If you are interested in getting involved and volunteering for events coming up we can always use the help!

Barbara Roberts is the person to contact and you can email her at gpaarizonachapter@gmail.com or contact us through our:

Website:   http://www.gpaarizona.org

Facebook:  Grant Professionals Association Arizona Chapter

Twitter:   @gpaarizona

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Info from GOYFF about Grant Opportunities

Information from Bob Shorgren- to see further information on this and other grants offered by the Governors Office of Youth, Faith and Family use this link:

http://goyff.az.gov/goyff/grants

AMERICORPS STATE GRANT PROGRAM

RFGA #: AC-VSG- 18-090118- 00

Open Date: March 29, 2018

Close Date: May 10, 2018

A Request for Grant Application (RFGA) Solicitation concerning the AmeriCorps State Grant Program, RFGA No. AC-VSG- 18-090118-00has been released and is now available on the State of Arizona’s eCivis grant management system at https://gn.ecivis.com/GO/gn_redir/T/1gobjw2j5jaz8. Access to solicitation documents requires an eCivis account creation and log-in registration, free of charge to users.

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family invites grant applications from Arizona entities that include school districts and institutions of higher education; local, county, tribal and state government entities; public or private non-profit and/or a community or faith-based organization, including labor organizations; and partnerships and consortia (a fiscal agent must be designated).

The AmeriCorps grants support AmeriCorps members engaged in evidence-based or evidence-informed activities that extend an organization’s ability to meet critical community needs. Grant awarded organizations are responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, and management of AmeriCorps members.

Applications will involve use of two different web-based systems, eCivis, the State of Arizona’s web-based system referenced above and an eGrants account, the Corporation for National and Community Service’s web-based system.

If you should have any questions, please contact Sarah Bean at sbean@az.gov.

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Take the GPA Survey of Salaries and Benefits

News & Highlights from GPA

GPA Salary Survey
Have you ever wondered how much a grant professional gets paid and/or what benefits are offered? GPA answers these questions and many more in our GPA Survey of Salaries and Benefits. The survey results rely on your input to provide accurate and reliable data so please take the survey by April 27th to help us ensure this year’s quality! Click here to take the survey.

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Reminder to RSVP for Research Metrics April 19!

Join your chapter for April training to learn about Research Metrics: Say What? How to Qualify Your Meaning. RSVP at:

https://www.grantprofessionals.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=4/19/2018&eventid=210

This session will focus on capturing the reader’s attention by clearly defining the problem your proposal is going to solve. We will cover –

  • using the right data to provide evidence of urgency;
  • understanding the reader’s point of view; and,
  • describing how your program is uniquely positioned to solve the issue.

Presenters: Regina Kuvakos and JulieAnna Carsen

Date and Time: April 19, 2018  9:30AM – 11:30AM

Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona

4745 N 7th Street, Suite 210  Phoenix, AZ 85014

Members: $20

Non-Members: $25

 

 

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April 19:Research Metrics: Say What? How to Qualify Your Meaning

Join your chapter for April training to learn about Research Metrics: Say What? How to Qualify Your Meaning. RSVP at:

https://www.grantprofessionals.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=4/19/2018&eventid=210

This session will focus on capturing the reader’s attention by clearly defining the problem your proposal is going to solve. We will cover –

  • using the right data to provide evidence of urgency;
  • understanding the reader’s point of view; and,
  • describing how your program is uniquely positioned to solve the issue.

Presenters: Regina Kuvakos and JulieAnna Carsen

Date and Time: April 19, 2018  9:30AM – 11:30AM

Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona

4745 N 7th Street, Suite 210  Phoenix, AZ 85014

Members: $20

Non-Members: $25

 

 

 

 

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March Blog: Thanks & Pics- Meet the Funders III, Board Training and Social Media Updates

Thank you all for coming out to Meet the Funders III to celebrate and recognize International Grant Professionals Day 2018! A BIG THANK YOU to our presenters, Mary Thompson, Bob Shogren, Jeff Hays, and Jose Moreno and all of their organizations for the great work they do! Thanks to our facilitators too, Kim Joyce and Laurie Pierce, we couldn’t do these monthly events without volunteers like you! I will be posting pics from the event to our Facebook page.

Next month we will be hosting Research Metrics: Say What? How to Qualify Your Meaning on April 19. Stay tuned for details!

At that time the AZ Founding Chapter Board members will be traveling to Kansas City, April 19-20, to participate in the first annual Chapter Leaders Training Meeting. The role of chapters is so important that part of the new strategic plan for GPA includes a commitment to strengthen them through the development of online resources, the hiring of a full time Chapter Relations Manager, the network of volunteer Regional Representatives, and now with the implementation of the first annual Chapter Leaders Training meeting in April 2018.  What this means for you as a grant professional and chapter leader is that you will see GPA initiating ongoing leadership development for our chapters that is designed to enhance members’ expertise and careersGPA covers a large portion of the costs of the event.

The training will cover

The lifecycle of Member Engagement – how to effectively communicate your message, engage others in your mission and develop your fellow leaders

 Working your Plan – whether your chapter has a robust operating plan or not, we’ll cover best practices for communication, planning and event management so you can plan for success

Peer to Peer Problem Solving – We’ll get interactive and let you bring your burning questions to the table and do some small group idea storming

We are very excited about attending this training and using what we learn to continue to grow, engage and provide resources and opportunities for our chapter members!

On another note, keep checking our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates, job postings, events and other resources as we are moving forward with enhancing our social media presence! We look forward to seeing your comments and feedback!!

Have a wonderful Spring!

Best Regards,

Kristen Krey

Marketing Officer, AZ GPA Founding Chapter

 

 

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2017 Scholarship Recipients

Read these great blogs from the 2017 Scholarship recipients!

Grant Expectations

San Diego and “Baby Got Grants”
By TJ Hansell
2017 Arizona Founding Chapter Scholarship

First-time GPA conference attendee TJ Hansell reflects on his experience in San Diego and recollects the awesome conference kick off performance. Don’t miss his blog!

Helping a Beginner Get Off to a Good Start
By Jane Gowan
2017 Nora Stombaugh Memorial Scholarship

Jane has a strong history as a fundraiser, but is relatively new to grant writing exclusively. Read her blog to see how receiving a scholarship to the GPA conference has helped better prepare her for this new role.

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February Blog & News for our Members!

Your 2018 GPA Arizona founding Chapter Board is in full swing and ready to work. During this month’s board meeting we discussed a variety of things. Check it out!

Scholarships are now available through the Grant Professionals Foundation. Check them out at http://grantprofessionalsfoundation.org/scholarships/.

Coming soon will be scholarships from our chapter for our chapter members. These scholarships include a GPCI scholarship and the Jerry Dillehay Scholarship to attend the National Conference in November. This year we are in Chicago!

We also spoke about the upcoming Grant Professionals Day #IGPD which is March 9th. There are some great materials and information to be found on the national website at  https://www.grantprofessionals.org/igpd. Spread the word!

Because of Grant Professionals Day #IGPD, our chapter is hosting a Meet the Funders Panel during our next workshop on March 15. Check out our website for details and how to register for this free event.

The board is thrilled to serve and looks forward to hearing from its members on how we can serve you better. We will be attending training in Kansas City offered  by the national office and we are finalizing our chapter policy and procedures handbook. If you would like to speak with any board member, please email us at gpaarizonachapter@gmail.com.

In closing, we are beginning the process of planning for another fabulous regional conference in 2019. If you are interested in joining the planning committee, please email us at gpaarizonachapter@gmail.com

Thank you,

Heather Patel, GPCI

Chapter Treasurer

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A Message from Jennie Miller – New President of AZ Founding Chapter GPA

Happy New Year, GPA!

Our 2018 board is up and running! If you recall, after the new board was sworn in during December’s Annual Meeting, there were a couple of vacancies – Vice President (because I stepped up to President) and Marketing Chair. I am proud to announce that we now have a full board:

President – Jennie Miller

Vice President – Barbara Roberts

Secretary – Linda Snidecor

Treasurer – Heather Patel

Marketing Chair – Kristen Krey

Membership Chair – Denise Flynn

Program Chair – Angela Gordillo

Last week we held a transition meeting so our outgoing board members could orient our incoming board members to their new roles. We then called our first board meeting to order. One thing we talked about was instituting monthly posts on our website (and in your inbox) from a board member. We can update you on what we’re discussing in our board meetings, and it may help you get to know us better.

I’d also like to invite anyone interested in becoming more involved in the Chapter to get in touch with us. Maybe you’d like to join a committee or want to help out at a workshop. Maybe you’re considering running for the board in the future and want to learn more about it. Maybe you’d like to participate more, but don’t know how. If any of the above apply to you, or if you have any questions in general, please email us at gpaarizonachapter@gmail.com.

In the meantime, I hope you have February 15 marked on your calendar for our first workshop of 2018 which will be about preparing for the GPC exam. Keep your eyes on your email for more details. I’ll see you there!

Wishing you all a healthy and grant-filled New Year,

Jennie

 

 

 

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2018 A New Year and New Opportunity!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend great events and find resources with your GPA Chapter. Simply click on the “follow” button on the right side and enter your email address to receive email notifications or “like” us on Facebook at Grant Professionals Association, Arizona Chapter or “follow” us on  Twitter GPAArizona.

We hope you will join us at a future event!

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