Reminder June Training~


Event TitleIt’s All About the Numbers – Why Budgets and Financial Statements Matter

Date&Time: Thursday, June 21st – 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona: 4745 N. 7th Street., Phoenix, AZ 85014

Speakers / Presenters:
Ashley Anderson, Lead Philanthropic Advisor, Competitive Grants
Arizona Community Foundation

Brenda A. Blunt, CPA, CGMA, Tax Partner
Eide Bailly LLP

Kim Joyce, GPC
President and CEO
Kim Joyce & Associates

This session will give grant professionals an increased understanding of financial statements and grant budgets from a CPA, local funder, and a veteran grant writer’s perspective. Grant professionals will gain a basic understanding of the role financial statements and budgets play in grant submissions and what can make or break a grant proposal.

Cost: $10 – Members
$25 – Non-members


HonorHealth Foundation is Hiring



Associate Vice President Grants & Contracts

HonorHealth Foundation

Scottsdale, AZ



HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services.

HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system’s vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.



Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on human service, community development, business or related field Required

3 years non-profit healthcare and/or human service experience in grant writing, program development and grant prospect research Required
Job Summary
The Associate Vice President Grants and Contracts serves as a key team member and is accountable for an assigned share of the Foundation’s annual fund raising goal. Responsibilities include development of strong relationships with federal, state, city, corporate and private foundations and staff to secure annual and capital gifts. This requires accuracy, thoroughness and completeness of data in the grants and contracts and well as Foundation database. Duties and responsibilities include assessment of needs, grant prospect research, grant writing and submission under the direction of the Vice President of Grants and Contracts.
Under the direction of the Vice President Grants and Contracts assists with the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of grants from corporations, foundations and government entities. Is responsible for writing and coordinating proposals needed to meet financial goals. Is accountable for their assigned share of the Foundation’s annual fund raising goals.

As needed assists others with grant writing and prospect research activities. Assists in setting goals and objectives. Participates in strategic planning including the design and implementation of targeted grants efforts.

Partners with other HonorHealth leaders in the identification of funding needs and secures appropriate philanthropic support for HonorHealth strategic initiatives. Educates others on philanthropic opportunities and identifies potential funding sources. Prepared recommendations for consideration by Foundation management. Conducts and documents research profiles for corporate and government entities. Tracks, analysis and reports relevant Grant and Contract management performance and compliance data. Manages and compiles with requirements associated with receiving grant funding or contracts in partnership with other staff members and Finance and Account personnel.

Other responsibilities include maintaining professional membership in professional societies, working collaboratively with other staff to develop strategies and produce results. Maintaining an active, current body of knowledge about HonorHealth needs and the most efficient methods for professional Grants and Research Management.

Performing other duties as assigned or requested

Apply online at, or contact
It is the policy of HonorHealth to provide equal opportunity in employment. Selection and employment of applicants will be made on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


Moving our communications from Wordpress to new sites, discussion boards and online communities

We are moving in a new direction involvement and engagement!

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The WordPress website will no longer be the page to go to get in the know! Evaluating the usage of this site we have determined that we need to expand our communications and community beyond the standard webpage and use the great resources provided by our National Organization as well as popular social media outlets to engage with our members and encourage new members to join us!

As of  May 31, 2018 we will no longer be posting on this website and will be transitioning to our new webpage at:

Bookmark this link!

And actively engaging with the following sites, discussion boards and communities! 

  • via email by sending us an email at and requesting to be placed on our email distribution list,​
  • by liking and following us on Facebook at Grant Professionals Association, Arizona Chapter,  ​
  • by following us on Twitter @GPAArizona, ​
  • by following us on LinkedIn (coming soon!!) and​
  • on Grant Zone. As a chapter member you will be automatically added to our Grant Zone community

May Blog- Get in the ZONE- GrantZone

May/June Blog


“Nope.  It’s not the Ozone, it’s GrantZone that makes Arizona so HOT!”

As a result of attending the Chapter Leaders training in Kansas City last month, our board is stepping up efforts to engage local members (YOU)!  Over the next several months, we will highlight new opportunities and remind you of some that are already in place – like GrantZone.

This is one of the many benefits you have as a member of the Grant Professional’s Association.  This helps you connect with other local and national grant pros.  GrantZone topics range from putting together a transition plan for your organization (should you win the lottery, or er…start your own grants consulting business), to securing your first NEA grant.  If you don’t know what NEA stands for, you can pose the question in GrantZone.  Someone will tell you.  They won’t laugh and they will tell you for FREE.

They’ll probably even provide you with detailed advice along with their email address.  Wait, there’s more!  If you happen to be a seasoned grants professional with a big heart, or you’ve won the lottery or perhaps you have more spare time now that you’ve started your own grants consulting business (haha), you can become a mentee to someone in need.  Our Arizona Founding Chapter even has its own community in GrantZone.

If you need a little more direction, have no fear!  Our board is hosting a webinar this July to help us all navigate GrantZone!  We want everyone to get the most out of their membership.  It is our hope that this and other upcoming announcements and events will accomplish that for you!  Stay tuned for the details on how to sign up for the webinar, and by all means, go try GrantZone and see what you may have been missing

If you’re not yet a member of GPA Arizona Founding Chapter, please sign up

Join us for this and many other great ways to increase your network and enhance your professional development.


Linda Snidecor

Secretary, AZ GPA Founding Chapter


Southwest Human Development is Hiring

Southwest Human Development • 2850 N. 24th Street • Phoenix, Arizona 85008 • (602) 266-5976 •

We are seeking a Grants Specialist for corporate and foundation grants.

Working in collaboration with the grants manager, the development team, program staff and others, the Grants Specialist:

  • Researches grant opportunities relevant to program needs
  • Conducts research with key stakeholders to verify grant matches and recommend action
  • Prepares and writes grant applications, using information provided by program staff, in accordance with requirements of funder
  • Submits grant applications and tracks status
  • Prepares grant reports using information gathered from program staff
  • Organizes all relevant contact information, boilerplate language, data and funder information in centralized files for future reference.


Position is offered full-time (flexible 30 or 40 hours per week depending on experience, level of skill, level of capacity for high volume work plan, etc.) with a salary range of about $35,000 per year, and an excellent benefits package (visit for a detailed list). Job location is in central Phoenix. Work environment is open space, in an organization with the resources to ensure maximum success. Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.




Bachelor’s degree; previous nonprofit grant writing and prospect research experience; strong writing, proofreading, communication and analytical skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office; and experience with grants research databases and donor databases (e-Tapestry preferred). Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.


TO INQUIRE:   Lisa Olivas-Cook, Grants Manager

602-633-8178 /


To apply:       Online at

Job Code: 09-5206, posted 5/1/18


Please provide a resume with salary history, and a cover letter describing what has inspired you to apply for the position, and specifying how your education, experience, and unique talents, skills and abilities align with the qualifications specified above.


Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.


MAY 17- Leading a Team to Successful Proposal Development – Change of Venue

Leading a Team to Successful Proposal Development

Attendees will learn how to develop effective strategies for working with a team on proposal development, planning and running meetings.

Speaker: Robin Hoskins

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


A New Leaf’s La Mesita Campus

Address: 2245 W. Ella St. Building C

Mesa, AZ 85201

Directions: Located north of Main St. Just west of Dobson. The easiest way to access La Mesita from either the US 60 or L-202 is to take the Dobson Road exit to First St. (north of Main/south of University).  At the end of First St., turn left on May and then a quick right on Ella. The campus with parking lot will be on the left after passing some residential houses.


Cost: $20/members and $25/nonmembers

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

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 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

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

Thank you,

Heather Patel, GPCI

Chapter Treasurer

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