GPA has a growing international and affiliate chapter membership of close to 2,000 active members, all of whom have an interest in the grants profession. GPA members come from all sectors of the international grants community. They represent education, government, the nonprofit sector and private enterprise. They include grant developers, managers, funders, administrators, planners and evaluators. All promote and support the mission and philosophy of the association.
Membership is open to any individual with an interest in, and commitment to, the grants profession. GPA offers a full range of membership benefits, including a subscription to GPA’s newsletter “Take It For Granted,” the GPA Journal, participation in the GPA forum, along with reduced conference fees and other benefits.
Download a breakdown to see the true value of a GPA Membership.
Membership in GPA is more than just benefits and conferences. It is being a part of the only national, professional organization that represents the needs and concerns of grant professionals. As a member of the Grant Professionals Association, you will be a part of the country's largest and fastest-growing organization representing the interests of those committed to grantsmanship as a profession.
GPA reserves the right to deny and/or revoke membership.
Annual Membership Dues Levels:
National Membership $199 (National Membership is available for persons that do not fall in any of the categories below - Student, Entry Level or Legacy. National members are able to run for a position on the GPA Board of Directors, vote, volunteer and receive full member benefits.)
Student Membership $83 (Student Membership is available for persons who are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at a college or university - 12 credit hours - or who are enrolled in a graduate program. Documentation of the enrollment must be submitted with the membership application. Student members are able to run for a position on the GPA Board of Directors, vote, volunteer and receive full member benefits.)
Entry Level Membership $146 for the first year (Effective November 2010, Entry Level Membership is a category for persons who have been in the grants profession for two years or less as proven by the submission of a resume and a letter from your employer certifying this. Membership in this category is limited to one year. After one year, the member would pay the Regular membership fee in order to stay in good standing with GPA. Entry Level members are able to run for a position on the GPA Board of Directors, vote, volunteer and receive full member benefits.)
Retiree Membership $146 (Effective July 2012, the Retiree Membership is a category for persons who have been a full member of GPA for at least two years prior to becoming a Retiree member. The member cannot be working as a grant professional in any capacity [i.e., either part-time or as a consultant]. As a Retiree, the member can serve on GPA Committees, will have the same voting rights as National Members, and is eligible for all member benefits and rates, including registration at the annual conference. The member cannot hold an elected position on the GPA National Board.)
Legacy membership $50 (Legacy Membership is only available to those who have joined GPA prior to December, 1999. Individuals must keep their Legacy membership current to receive the Legacy membership rate. Legacy members are able to run for a position on the GPA Board of Directors, vote, volunteer and receive full member benefits.)
Chapter Membership Chapter dues are separate, and are varied based on the chapter. View our list of chapters for a list of current chapters and their dues.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Join a Special Interest Group!
Open to members of the Grant Professionals Association, Special Interest Groups — or SIGs — offer an environment in which to learn from, network with and find support from like-minded peers. Member-focused gatherings, there are groups devoted to a wide variety of constituencies, including grant writers, consultants, grant managers, etc in seventeen different SIG’s. You must be logged in as a member to join a SIG in the GPA Community.
Please feel free to select from any or all of the following SIG's:
- Arts & Culture
- Grant Management
- Human Services
- Higher Education
- International Development
- K-12 Education
- Law Enforcement
- Social Justice
- Tribal Nations
INTRODUCTION TO GPA VIDEO
GPA provides the resources and tools to assist you in improving your skills and knowledge as a grant professional.
We invite you to view the webinar titled "Introduction to GPA" and learn how to maximize the value of your membership.
This complimentary member webinar will provide you with information on:
- Who is GPA?
- What are chapters?
- What do I receive with my membership?
- How can I advance my career? - professional development opportunities
- How can I connect with others in the grant industry?
- And much more!
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