2017 Scholarship Recipients

Read these great blogs from the 2017 Scholarship recipients!

Grant Expectations

San Diego and “Baby Got Grants”
By TJ Hansell
2017 Arizona Founding Chapter Scholarship

First-time GPA conference attendee TJ Hansell reflects on his experience in San Diego and recollects the awesome conference kick off performance. Don’t miss his blog!

Helping a Beginner Get Off to a Good Start
By Jane Gowan
2017 Nora Stombaugh Memorial Scholarship

Jane has a strong history as a fundraiser, but is relatively new to grant writing exclusively. Read her blog to see how receiving a scholarship to the GPA conference has helped better prepare her for this new role.

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News – GPA Membership Scholarships Now Open Through March 30


GPA Membership Scholarships Now Open Through March 30

As part of our mission, the GPF supports education that provides knowledge to grant professionals, advocacy that gives them greater access to funding and credentialing that establishes and promotes excellence in the field. To support our partner, the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and increase GPA Chapters’ capacity, the GPF offers GPA membership scholarships funded by private donors and our Every Chapter Challenge (ECC) fundraising initiative. Four membership scholarships are offered in each of the application cycles (March and September). The scholarship includes a one-year national GPA membership and one year of local chapter dues.

Please consider applying if you are a:

  • New or returning Chapter Leader
  • New or returning GPA member
  • New or returning local chapter member
  • New or seasoned grant professional

Applying is easy! Just review the guidelines, complete the application, and submit before March 30, 2018!

Since 2006, the Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF) has been strengthening nonprofits and advancing the grant profession by providing funding for scholarships for the Grant Professionals Association’s Annual Conference, Grant Professionals Certification exams, and support for educational opportunities.

Our partners in this mission are the Grant Professionals Association which educates and advocates for grant professionals, along with the Grant Professionals Certification Institute which defines the benchmark standards of the grant professional through credentialing. The Grant Professionals Foundation is staffed by volunteers and supported by donations from GPA members and chapters and relatives of deceased loved ones who wish to donate funds to support scholarships to benefit the advancement of grant professionals. All donations are tax deductible and all funds donated are directly applied to activities associated with providing scholarships. We appreciate GPA members’ continued support of the Foundation’s efforts!

Micki Vandeloo -Chair


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GPA AZ Founding Chapter Let’s Celebrate

March 9, 2018: International Grant Professionals Day

GPA announces the fourth annual International Grant Professionals Day to be held on March 9, 2018. International Grant Professionals Day increases awareness internationally of the work grant professionals perform as well as celebrates the work of grant professionals, who serve as administrators, consultants, managers, grant-makers, and writers.

We hope you’ll take time to celebrate the administrators, consultants, managers, grant-makers, and grant proposal developers for their beneficial contributions to people, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. We know we will!

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RSVP Now for Meet the Funders III March 15

Just click on the link or cut and paste this link to National GPA website and sign up now!



Meet the Funders III – GPA AZ Founding Chapter Event

Join us for this free event to celebrate International Grant Professionals Week!

DATE: Thursday, March 15th

TIME:  9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

PLACE: Desert Botanical Garden – Webster Auditorium

Representatives from:

BHHS Legacy Foundation

Fiesta Bowl Charities

Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family



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Meet the Funders III – GPA AZ Founding Chapter Event MARCH 15, 2018

Join us for this free event to celebrate International Grant Professionals Week!

DATE: Thursday, March 15th

TIME:  9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

PLACE: Desert Botanical Garden – Webster Auditorium

Representatives from:

BHHS Legacy Foundation

Fiesta Bowl Charities

Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family


More info and RSVP link coming! Stay tuned…



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 http://grantprofessionalsfoundation.org/scholarships/.

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  https://www.grantprofessionals.org/igpd. 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 gpaarizonachapter@gmail.com.

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 gpaarizonachapter@gmail.com

Thank you,

Heather Patel, GPCI

Chapter Treasurer

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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


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