GPC Exam & Annual Conference Scholarships Available now!


Scholarships for the GPC Exam are now open. You have until June 20th to submit your application. For more information, please visit the Grant Professionals Foundation website: http://www.grantprofessionalsfoundation.org/gpc-scholarships-application-period-now-open/

The application is available here: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2218&limited=1395

Scholarships for the GPA Annual Conference are also open with the same due date: June 20th.

For more information, please visit the Grant Professionals Foundation website: http://www.grantprofessionalsfoundation.org/gpa-annual-conference-scholarship-applications/

The application is available here: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2218&limited=1361

All scholarships are made possible through contributions from individual donors and donations from your local chapter! Please apply and take advantage of these opportunities to further your professional growth.

Looking for application tips? Check out this post from Dr. Judy Riffle: http://www.grantprofessionalsfoundation.org/not-a-popularity-contest-winning-tips-for-gpf-scholarship-applications/


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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!

June Webinar Series

GPA Arizona Founding Chapter member, Dr. Michael Lesiecki, is presenting a two part webinar series in June for GPA National on managing grants development.

Part One on June 8 focuses on Finding a Qualified Evaluator at the Proposal Stage
There are many approaches to finding a qualified evaluator – which is right for you? A modest project with a light budget may need to look locally whereas a big DoL budget may face bidding issues. In any event you often have to name an evaluator in your proposal. This webinar will point the way to quality evaluation sources and help you work with an evaluator to structure the letter of commitment and evaluation section for the proposal. A must have for today’s competitive proposals. After this webinar you will also know how to manage the evaluator relationship prior to the submission.

Part Two on June 15 focuses on Creating Dashboards for Grants Development and Management
Today the phrase “evidence–based” is king. And we are always asked to show data that supports our claims of prior work in our proposals or for accomplished objectives in our grant reports. Dashboards are the key to creating evidence-based cultures in your development office or out in your funded projects. You do not need fancy software to create a customized dashboard, excel does fine thank you. In this webinar you will learn lessons gained from industry where dashboards are the norm. Within one day of this webinar you can start your own dashboard to help track and support your development office. This webinar is full of examples that you can relate to and will help you to avoid some common dashboard pitfalls.

Did you know GPA National webinars are free for GPA members? You can watch the webinars live or access recorded webinars later through your GPA National account.

Not a GPA Member yet? Consider joining today or you can purchase individual webinars for $30

Information Page for Statewide Conference Added

AZConfLogoAn informational page about our statewide conference is now available – see the menu on the left hand side. The page will contain all the latest information about the conference, including the link to register, sponsor information, and agenda (when finalized).



Here are the basics:
What: 2017 Statewide Conference
When: September 14, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Rio Salado Conference Center, 2323 W 14th St Tempe 85281
Price: $100 for members; $125 for non-members
Ready to register right now?

Grant Writing USA coming to Mesa on May 30 – 31


Mesa Police Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Mesa, May 30-31, 2017.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Click here for full event details.

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county, and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available.  Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

Educators can earn one semester unit of post-baccalaureate-level professional development credit from FPU for participation in a Grant Writing USA Workshop.

Tuition is $455 and includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that’s packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals.  Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.  If you prefer friendly, personal service, please call or write:

Janet Darling
at Grant Writing USA

Job Opportunity: Prospect Researcher at Phoenix Children’s Hospital


Job Title: 20-901 – Prospect Researcher
Department: 108611 – Foundation

Job Summary:
The Prospect Researcher is an integral member of the Foundation’s Decision Support team with responsibility for identifying, researching, and analyzing prospects for discovery, cultivation, and solicitation support Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This position consults with development teams to identify and qualify major donor prospects who have the propensity and capacity to support Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The researcher will work directly with gift officers in strategically managing prospect portfolios and developing fundraising strategies. This position will work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, donor-centric environment This position does not supervise any other job.
FLSA: Salaried (Exempt)

PCH Values
All Duties and Responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with and supportive of the Values of Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the needs of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that sets the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best care in the most cost-effective way.

Duties & Responsibilities
Primary Duties

  1. Using a broad spectrum of resources, identifies, researches, evaluates and qualifies prospect donors based on financial capacity, giving potential, propensity to donate, charitable interests, and connection to the organization. – 35%
  2. Manages assignment of new potential prospects, makes recommendations for and implements changes to portfolio composition. Collaborate and consult with Director of Prospect Research and gift officers in prospect strategy sessions. Serves as a liaison to specific fundraising teams and manages their research requests. – 30%
  3. Prepare confidential prospect profiles for individuals and/or corporations and foundations as requested. Collect, organize and maintain prospect information files. – 10%
  4. Participate and contribute to the formulation of the Foundation’s development planning as it pertains to: information systems; processes and procedures of prospect management; and related infrastructure support services, including management of prospect tracking system. – 10%
  5. Research and provide relevant news updates on prospective and engaged prospects. – 5%
  6. Document and provides regular user training on system usage to ensure quality of prospect records, assignments, prospect moves and proposal data. – 5%
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested. – 5%

Education Requirements

  1. High School diploma or equivalent. – Required
  2. Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience. – Required

Experience Requirements

  1. Two years of experience in development prospect research or related transferable experience. – Required
  2. Experience in a non-profit development office. – Preferred

Certification/License/Registry Requirements
No certification/license/registry requirements

Special Skills & Requirements

  1. Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. – Required
  2. Experience using relational database software and prospecting tools, along with knowledge of various methods of public information acquisition. – Required
  3. Experience using Raiser’s Edge database. – Preferred
  4. Experience providing training and disseminating information to a wide variety of audiences. – Preferred
  5. Familiarity with prospect screening and other prospect or wealth identification programs. – Required
  6. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively in customer oriented environment. – Preferred
  7. Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills. – Preferred
  8. Strong attention to detail and ability to manage sensitive and confidential information. – Preferred
  9. Desire to work proactively and collaboratively with others to streamline work and achieve mutual goals. – Preferred
  10. Demonstrate ability to take initiate, work independently, manage multiple competing and shifting priorities in fast paced and deadline driven environment. – Preferred

Apply here

Job Opportunity: Grant Writer at Hacienda Healthcare


Grant Writer Job Description
Required – Documented success in writing grants that resulted in at least $1,000,000 of funding (cash) from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
Preferred – Documented success in writing grants that resulted in at least $3,000,000 of funding (cash) from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.
Compensation based on documented recent fund-raising success from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016.

Company Benefits
403B Retirement plan
$ for $ up to 4%
3 year vesting

Employee Assistance Plan: Confidential/ Free of Charge

Tuition Reimbursement
Undergraduate and graduate studies (job related)

Continuing Education
Provides assistance to those professional personnel who must meet certain requirements for licensure

Vacation- Generous accural based on scheduled hours
Sick Leave- Based on scheduled hours
Holidays- Six paid holidays based on scheduled hours

Employee paid

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Supplemental Life

Company Paid

  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Basic Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Link to Application

Contact info:
Kent Norris
Human Resources Recruiter
Hacienda Healthcare
1402 E. South Mountain Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85042
602-243-4231 x173