This is a guest post from Kelli Romero, Membership Director at the Grant Professionals Association
“Building Bridges”…with other grant professionals at the 16th Annual Grant Professionals Association Conference!
In October, the 16th Annual Grant Professionals Association* annual conference will be in Portland, Oregon (October 15-18, 2014). This year, the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) has cooked up a host of new and exciting workshop sessions and special professional levels of expertise to suit every non-profit and grant professional.
This is a must-attend event for anyone involved with grant proposal preparation and grant management. An extensive workshop list offers expert advice from some of the professions most successful and accomplished grant writers/managers. Workshop topics are wide ranging and are targeted to individuals with varying levels of experience of beginner, mid-level, and advanced.
Workshops will identify the skill track and SIG that aligns with the topic of the proposed presentation. Skill tracks include; Proposal Development – Planning, Grant Construction, Grant Management and Reporting, Communication Skills, Professional Ethics, Resource Knowledge/Grant Research, etc.
Workshops cover topics such as:
- State of Grantseeking and Its Implications for Grant Professionals – presented by PhilanTech’s own Dahna Goldstein!
- Overcoming Fear & Loathing of Online Grant Applications
- Grant Proposal Fundamentals
- The Power of Social Media for Grant Professionals
- The Impact of Revised OMB Rules on Your Federal Program
- Implementing Grant Compliance with Your Back Against a Wall
- Practical Considerations of Direct vs. Indirect Costs
Several workshops focus on specific fields, such as education, human services, government and faith based organizations.
The conference will also feature some special experiences, which include the Night at the Museum held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). This premiere special event will feature a trolley ride to OMSI, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a hands-on exhibit and networking with your colleagues. You don’t want to miss this event! This is a limited seating event. Please make sure you secure your seat today by registering online at the GPA website. Ticket prices are $60.00. To purchase tickets, go to: Night at the Museum.
This year’s conference will highlight some keynote and featured speakers as well as some wonderful sponsors and exhibitors, such as PhilanTech!
Who Should Attend:
Grant Writers, Grant Managers, Grant Consultants, Grants Officers, Grant Coordinators, Development Directors, Executive Directors, Government Relations Officers, Financial Officers. Any level of experience, beginner to expert.
In today’s extremely competitive world for grant awards, the organization that invests in the professional development of its grant professional increases its odds of receiving grant funding tremendously. The opportunity to meet and learn from this caliber of presenters will not be matched at any other venue.
Registration for this conference is a small investment for the return of knowledge and increased competency that will be realized after attendance at this premier event. To find our more information about the conference or register go to: 16th Annual GPA Conference.
*The Grant Professionals Association (GPA), a nonprofit membership association, builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards. Founded in 1997, GPA has grown to close to 2,000 active members representing all 50 states and internationally. More than 50 chapters have formed in the past five years.
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