Register for our Annual Meeting!

Register Annual MeetingJoin us for our Annual Meeting on December 21st at the Flinn Foundation. We will celebrate 2017 chapter accomplishments, elect new officers, introduce our 2018 professional development calendar, and recognize volunteers and chapter members. Lunch, including vegetarian options, will be provided.

What: GPA Arizona Founding Chapter Annual Meeting
When: December 21 from 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N Central Ave Phoenix
Cost: $20 for members; $30 for non-members
Catered lunch provided

The Annual Meeting is sponsored by GrantHub
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Logic Model Training Opportunity

Dr. Bev Browning, Certified Strategic Planning Facilitator, and Kim Joyce, Grant Professional Certified, (aka the Dream Team) will provide in depth insight on the usefulness of the logic model by introducing attendees to the “if…then” and “but how” logic model development processes for program planning, implementation and evaluation. The Dream Team will also share how funding decision makers use logic models to cross check information in proposal narratives and determine the feasibility of implementation success before funding decisions are made.


  • Increased knowledge of the multiple purposes of using the logic model process.
  • Increased knowledge of the bi-directional thought process for developing logic models.
  • Increased ability to use the logic model as a planning tool for proposal writing.
  • Increased ability to reduce the time on task for proposal writing when the logic model is completed first.

Fri, November 17, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona – Conference Room
4745 North 7th Street
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Tickets Here

What can I bring into the event?
Please come with a project idea and create a logic model during our class. Printed exercise handouts and bottled water will be provided; bring a pen/pencil. Wi-Fi access will not be available and computers are not needed.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

What’s the refund policy?
If you register and are unable to attend, no refunds will be issued. You may send another person in your place by calling Dr. Browning at 480-768-7400. If you do not have an alternate attendee, you can request a copy of the handouts via email immediately after the workshop.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
Yes, please see the refund policy.

Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Can I pay at the door if I call Dr. Browning to make arrangements?

2018 Plan-a-Palooza

Join us on October 19 to set the professional development calendar for 2018. What training do you want to see in 2018? We are looking for ideas and volunteers who will help us steward our workshops next year. Lauren Daniels, GPC, will facilitate a compression planning session to help us gather and sort all your ideas for our 2018 calendar. Think about what training you need to be successful in 2018 – we’re here to serve you!

What: 2018 Plan-a-Palooza
When: Thursday, October 19 9:30-11:30 AM
Where: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Cost: Free!



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 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