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
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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

Cook Native American Ministries Foundation SEED Grant Workshop May 19


The workshop will introduce participants to the SEED Grant program, provide eligibility criteria, award limits, and time frame. Besides learning about the program, there will be a session on how to become a 501c3. Also, participants will work through the LOI/Concept Paper portion of the application so they will have a draft before leaving and be ready to apply for funding.

Register here:

Learn more about Cook Native American Ministries Foundation:

Connect with GPA in April

April Event

The GPA Arizona Founding Chapter board invites you to Explore the Possibilities with GPA Arizona – an event to learn more, serve more, and connect more. Learn more about your local chapter, scholarship opportunities, and our upcoming statewide conference. Serve more by connecting with chapter volunteer opportunities. Connect more by networking with the chapter board and fellow chapter members. All are welcome to attend, and we are interested in hearing from you! Bring your ideas and chapter feedback.

In the interest of transparency, a public board meeting will follow the chapter meeting for anyone interested in attending.

What: Explore the Possibilities with GPA Arizona – learn more, serve more, connect more
When: April 20, 2017 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM; Board Meeting from 11 – 11:45 AM
Where: Flinn Foundation 1802 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004
Price: Free!

Meet the Funders II


Join us on Thursday, March 16th from 9:30 – 11: 30 AM at the Burton Barr Library 1st Floor Auditorium 1221 N. Central Ave Phoenix 85004, as we welcome community funders:

Each community funder representative will give a brief 5 minute overview then host a table for 15 minutes. The funders will change tables every 15 minutes and rotate through the group. The table discussions will allow for questions and answers in smaller groups.

What: Meet the Funders II
When: Thursday, March 16 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Where: Burton Barr Library 1st Floor Auditorium 1221 N Central Ave Phoenix 85004
Price: Free in celebration of International Grant Professionals Day!

Related GPC Competencies:
#3 – Knowledge of how to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs
#7 – Knowledge of methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders


Grant Readiness Resources Added

Thank YouGrant Readiness

Resources from our Grant Readiness Assessment workshop have been added to our resources page, click here to find them (under chapter workshop presentations)! Thank you to our wonderful presenters, Dr. Bev Browning and Holly Craw. And thank you to everyone that attended the workshop! Follow our blog or subscribe to our email updates to get the latest news about upcoming events