GPA Annual Conference Scholarships Available now!


Scholarships for the GPA Annual Conference are now open. You have until June 20th to submit your application.

For more information, please visit the Grant Professionals Foundation website:

The application is available here:

The application for GPC exam scholarships will open May 16:

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:

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:

Arizona GPCs featured in 31 Days of GPC

In March and in conjunction with International Grant Professionals Week, the Grant Professionals Certification Institute celebrates and highlights GPCs from across the country – This year 2 Arizona GPCs, Lauren Daniels and Heather Patel, were featured, see their messages below:

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!

Job Opportunity: Grants Manager – NOAH at HonorHealth


Job Opportunity with HonorHealth: Grants Manager – NOAH
Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) is a multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides compassionate, quality healthcare for the community. NOAH strives to be the community health leader in providing accessible and affordable health care while improving health outcomes.

Position Summary:
The Grants Manager provides post grant award leadership and direction for programs funded by federal, state, and private funds. Oversees administration of federal, state, and private grants; ensures that program staff accomplish approved program initiatives and that the health center meets compliance and reporting requirements. Leads coordination effort for grant development process, including budget, implementation, and evaluation of proposals and projects.

Position Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Experience: 5 years grant writing and management, 1 year budget development and monitoring

To apply, go to:
Search keyword: Grants

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