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,





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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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RSVP/FEB 15 GPC Training:Comment on our Website, FB or Twitter if you are attending! Thanks!

Please comment on website, Facebook, Twitter if you will be attending! Thanks very much!

Title: Know the Score on Certification: Are you ready for the GPC?

Learn more about the eligibility requirements and process for obtaining your GPC.

Date: February 15, 2018

Location: Chicanos Por La Causa

BTOP Conference Room

1112 E. Buckeye Rd., Ste. 240

Phoenix, AZ 85034

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Presenters: Amy Ashley and Lauren Daniels

Cost: FREE

FEBRUARY 15 -2018 Training- Know the Score on Certification!

Title: Know the Score on Certification: Are you ready for the GPC?

Learn more about the eligibility requirements and process for obtaining your GPC.

Date: February 15, 2018

Location: Chicanos Por La Causa

BTOP Conference Room

1112 E. Buckeye Rd., Ste. 240

Phoenix, AZ 85034

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Presenters: Amy Ashley and Lauren Daniels

Cost: FREE

Grant Writing USA and City of Phoenix present a 2-day workshop Feb 12-13 2018

Grants Training in Phoenix, AZ  –  February 12-13, 2018
City of Phoenix – Office of Government Relations and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Phoenix, February 12-13, 2018.  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.

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.


Janet Darling
Grant Writing USA

Kathya N. Hidalgo
City of Phoenix – Office of Government Relations

More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.

No City of Phoenix funds were utilized in hosting this event.



Job Opportunity: Grant Proposal Writer at ASU

Research Opportunity Development and Advancement at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is hiring a Grant Support Specialist (official title is Grant Proposal Writer). This position will support the ambitious research efforts of the college and help continue our excellence and growth in research activity. Our faculty and research staff submitted over $137 million in proposals in FY2017 and the college currently manages more than 50 funded projects.

The Grant Support Specialist position will assist with development and submission of proposals for the college, as well as provide some post-award non-financial support to faculty and research staff implementing their funded projects at the college. The position will be based at the Polytechnic campus in Mesa and will be required to travel to other ASU campuses in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Glendale as needed. Working at ASU offers a wide variety of benefits, which are summarized here.

The posting is available for review here. The deadline is being extended to February 2.


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