Meet our Candidates

The 2017 GPAAZ Board of Directors Election is now open. Ballots were sent to each member’s email address on file at the national office. If you are a GPA national and AZ Founding Chapter member and did not receive a ballot, send a message to GPAAZ2017nominations@gmail.com. We will accept electronic ballots until 5:00 pm on December 18. You can also vote in person at the Annual Meeting at the Flinn Foundation on December 21 from 11 AM – 1:30 PM. Voting will take place at beginning of meeting.

Nominating Committee members: JulieAnna Carsen, Lisa Deem, and Lauren Daniels. For any elections questions contact the nominating committee at GPAAZ2017nominations@gmail.com or Lauren Daniels at 602-980-4243 by voice or text.

Candidate Slate – click name for bio and statement of interest:
President: Barbara Roberts and Jennie Miller
Secretary: Kristen Krey and Linda Snidecor
Membership Chair: Denise Flynn
Program Chair: Angela Gordillo and Beth Noble
Marketing Chair: No Candidate-Open Position



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Don’t miss out on great events and resources. It is important to stay in touch with the local 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!

Register for our Annual Meeting!

Register Annual MeetingJoin us for our Annual Meeting on December 21st at the Flinn Foundation. We will celebrate 2017 chapter accomplishments, elect new officers, introduce our 2018 professional development calendar, and recognize volunteers and chapter members. Lunch, including vegetarian options, will be provided.

What: GPA Arizona Founding Chapter Annual Meeting
When: December 21 from 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N Central Ave Phoenix
Cost: $20 for members; $30 for non-members
Catered lunch provided

The Annual Meeting is sponsored by GrantHub
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Click here to learn more.

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Call for Board Nominations!

2017 Chapter Board of Directors Call for Nominations

In accordance with the Bylaws of the Arizona Founding Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association, the GPA Arizona Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for members in good standing to run for 2018 Chapter Officers and Board Members.

Board Vacancies and Terms:  The Board will have five (5) vacancies to fill. The two officer positions are President and Secretary, The candidate receiving the majority of votes for each office will be elected to a two (2) year term of office from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2019.

The three Committee Chair positions are Program Committee Chair, Marketing Committee Chair, and Membership Committee Chair.  The candidate receiving the majority of votes for each position will be elected to a one (1) year term of office from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.

Duties take 3 to 10 hours a month including attending education and training meetings. Board meetings are often conducted via conference call with a few face-to-face meetings throughout the year.  Click the links for position descriptions.

Nomination Period:  Nominations will be accepted beginning now through Friday, November 17, 2017. Any nominations received after Friday, November 17, 2017, will not be considered. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The Nominations Form:  Nominate up to two (2) GPA Arizona members to be considered for chapter President and/or Secretary and one (1) GPA Arizona member for each committee chair. Return the nomination form with your nominations by Friday, November 17, 2017, by email to GPAAZ2017nominations@gmail.com.

Nominees:  Individuals nominated for a position will be contacted by the Committee and asked if they are interested in accepting the nomination. Information will remain confidential until such time as the nominee has agreed to be placed on the ballot.

Election: The ballot will be released on Tuesday, December 5. Chapter members can vote electronically via email or at the GPA Arizona Annual Meeting Thursday, December 21. Details included with ballot release.

Questions: Please contact the Nominating Committee at GPAAZ2017nominations@gmail.com
By phone: Phoenix Area–Lauren Daniels 602*980*4243, Flagstaff Area–Lisa Deem 928*213*2226

Colorado Job Opportunity

SCL Health

Grants Coordinator at SCL Health

We are a system-level enterprise responsible for cultivating, acquiring, and stewarding philanthropic grants to our organization’s eight hospitals and one children’s mental health center in Colorado and Montana. Our team oversees $10-$14 million per year in grant awards.

The position is: 1) A touch above entry-level (though the right person will find a lot of opportunity for mentorship and advancement); 2) Full-time; 3) Compensated with competitive salary and benefits; 4) Based in Denver on the Saint Joseph Hospital campus; and 5) Heavy on project and pipeline management.
I’m looking for an ambitious, curious individual who:
· Wants to build a career in grantseeking
· Understands the basics of fundraising
· Is unafraid of contact management/donor databases (RE7)
· Geeks out on data and research projects

Contact for more details:
Katie Tiernan
Senior Director, Grants
SCL Health
P: 303-812-6448


We want to say congratulations to all the scholarship recipients from Arizona:

  • Angela Gordillo – GPC Scholarship
  • Michele Zacks – GPC Scholarship

Best of luck on the GPC exam!

We also look forward to seeing all of our conference scholarship recipients in San Diego!

  • Holly Craw – Conference Scholarship
  • T.J. Hansell – Conference Scholarship
  • Leanne Cardwell – Conference Scholarship
  • Laura Horochowski – Conference Scholarship

Logic Model Training Opportunity

Dr. Bev Browning, Certified Strategic Planning Facilitator, and Kim Joyce, Grant Professional Certified, (aka the Dream Team) will provide in depth insight on the usefulness of the logic model by introducing attendees to the “if…then” and “but how” logic model development processes for program planning, implementation and evaluation. The Dream Team will also share how funding decision makers use logic models to cross check information in proposal narratives and determine the feasibility of implementation success before funding decisions are made.


  • Increased knowledge of the multiple purposes of using the logic model process.
  • Increased knowledge of the bi-directional thought process for developing logic models.
  • Increased ability to use the logic model as a planning tool for proposal writing.
  • Increased ability to reduce the time on task for proposal writing when the logic model is completed first.

Fri, November 17, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona – Conference Room
4745 North 7th Street
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Tickets Here

What can I bring into the event?
Please come with a project idea and create a logic model during our class. Printed exercise handouts and bottled water will be provided; bring a pen/pencil. Wi-Fi access will not be available and computers are not needed.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

What’s the refund policy?
If you register and are unable to attend, no refunds will be issued. You may send another person in your place by calling Dr. Browning at 480-768-7400. If you do not have an alternate attendee, you can request a copy of the handouts via email immediately after the workshop.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
Yes, please see the refund policy.

Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Can I pay at the door if I call Dr. Browning to make arrangements?

2018 Plan-a-Palooza

Join us on October 19 to set the professional development calendar for 2018. What training do you want to see in 2018? We are looking for ideas and volunteers who will help us steward our workshops next year. Lauren Daniels, GPC, will facilitate a compression planning session to help us gather and sort all your ideas for our 2018 calendar. Think about what training you need to be successful in 2018 – we’re here to serve you!

What: 2018 Plan-a-Palooza
When: Thursday, October 19 9:30-11:30 AM
Where: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Cost: Free!