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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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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

Congratulations!

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

GPA Membership Scholarships Available Now!

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The Grant Professionals Foundation Fall Membership Scholarship Cycle opens today and closes on 9/30/17. This would provide a free year national and chapter scholarship to either a member or non-member of GPA!

For more information on the eligibility requirements and terms of application visit: http://www.grantprofessionalsfoundation.org/membership-scholarships/

The link to apply for the scholarship is:
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/

Volunteers needed!

GPA AZ Founding Chapter Board is looking for a few good MEMBERS to steward this year’s nominating process as part of the 2017 GPA AZ Nominating Committee. This committee will help recruit potential nominees for the 2018 Board Slate of Candidates and steward the overall nomination and voting process. Interested? Please email your name and contact information, along with a short paragraph about why you would be a good fit for this committee to: gpaarizonachapter@gmail.com.

You must:
Be a current GPA National and AZ Founding Chapter member
Be willing to volunteer between 5 and 10 hours per month between now and December
Be willing to attend the annual meeting on December 21, 2017
Be willing to abstain from running for a position on the 2018 Chapter Board

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

GPC Exam & Annual Conference Scholarships Available now!

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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/