Federal Grants Training in Mesa October 16-20

Competing for Federal Grants
Mesa, Arizona
October 16-20, 2017
Do you already have experience with foundation and private grants? Here’s a great chance to learn how to secure federal awards: take the Competing for Federal Grants training course.

Helping experienced grant professionals
This interactive training is a good fit for people who already have some grant proposal experience. Write key sections of a proposal in class, review concept papers written by your peers, and learn how to plan for maximum success with future competitions.

Special follow-up care for 12 months – at no extra cost!
Follow-up support includes a proposal review, full access to the Center’s databases of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers (a $495 value), and more!

Tuition for this training is $1,195, but if you pay by September 4, you’ll receive our Early Bird Rate and pay only $1,095.



August Happy Hour

You’re invited to happy hour with GPA Arizona!
When: August 16, 2017, 5-7 PM
Where: Z’Tejas Mexican Restaurant and Grill, 1525 Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85014
Price: Free – GPA Arizona will provide appetizers

Join us to expand your network and reconnect with colleagues after the summer break. Brainstorm and chat about potential grant opportunities in a casual, laid back environment. Share tips and industry information with grant professionals from diverse areas of industry.

RSVP below. Don’t forget your business cards!

August Webinar from Arizona Chapter Member, Sharon Skinner, GPC

GPA Arizona Founding Chapter member, Sharon Skinner, GPC, is presenting a webinar in August for GPA National on proposal development.

August 10 – The Narrative Thread in Your Grant Proposal: Telling a Compelling Story Without Writing Fiction
A fun presentation that offers a new perspective on proposal writing. Attendees will learn how to write a grant proposal using the elements of fiction–without making things up. Attendees will Increase knowledge of proposal construction by seeing proposal writing in a fresh new light.

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

Training Opportunity: Grant Writing Boot Camp Express


What: Grant Writing Boot Camp Express
When: September 20, 2017 from 9 AM – 4 PM
Where: Goodyear City Hall – First Floor 190 N Litchfield Rd Goodyear AZ 85338
Workshop Sponsor: Grant Writing Training Foundation
Presenter: Dr. Bev Browning
Cost: $149; $129 if 3 or more from same org.

This comprehensive hands-on fast-moving boot camp covers writing the critical, high point review sections of a sure to win grant application/proposal. Bring your project ideas and supporting documentation to complete 95% of your proposal narrative at the boot camp!
Continuing Education Units: The Grant Writing Training Foundation is an approved training provider for the Grant Professionals Association (GPA).

What will be covered in this exciting session with Dr. Bev Browning, CSPF?

  • Reviewing grant writing formats
  • Writing the capability statement
  • Writing the statement of need
  • Writing a program design, developing a logic model and planning the evaluation process
  • Writing the sustainability statement

How can you come prepared for Grant Writing Boot Camp Express?

  • Bring a computer (have it charged and bring your power cord); no handwriting materials will be available.
  • Bring information on your grant writing project including: organization’s background/history; current programs and activities; the needs of the community where you provide services; writing paper for additional notes, and a pen/pencil for writing, if needed.

What’s included in your registration fee?

  • USB drive with copy of PPT – Grant Writing for Dummies – 6th Edition textbook – Bottled water – Morning and afternoon snacks – Entry into grand prize drawing for an HP Laptop, Touchscreen, 2-in-1 with Windows 10 Home. You must be present until the end of the workshop to qualify for the prize drawing.

Sorry, no purchase orders will be accepted. NO REFUNDS: If you pay and are unable to attend, you can designate a substitute attendee or receive a copy of the handout materials on a USB drive.

Information about the trainer: Dr. Beverly A. Browning has resided in the Valley of the Sun since 1995. She has over 43 years of highly successful grant writing experience and is the author of 42 grant writing-related books. Dr. Browning teaches three grant writing and consulting classes online for www.ed2go.com. Worldwide, her consulting clients have received over $430 million in grant and contract awards. Dr. Browning is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and trainer.

Register Here


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

Editing for a Single Voice with Multiple Writers

Single Voice

Sharon Skinner, GPC and Barbara Roberts will present on methods used to maintain a single writer’s voice when developing a grant proposal in collaboration with multiple writers/contributors. Key areas of focus will include: acting as the lead editor while managing multiple authors, digging into the nitty gritty of editing with an emphasis on establishing tone, consistency of language, and uniform flow.

GPC Competencies:
1. Knowledge of how to craft, construct and submit an effective grant application
8. Knowledge of practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers

What: Editing for a Single Voice with Multiple Writers
When: Thursday May 18 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Where: Mesa City Library Main Branch Saguaro Room 64 East 1st Street Mesa 85201
Price: $20 for members; $25 for non-members