Central Indiana

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HISTORY
11 individuals dedicated to increasing the professionalism of the grantsmanship field in Central Indiana founded the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Central Indiana Chapter in August 2006. The chapter’s membership has grown significantly and is committed to advocating and supporting grant professionals as they navigate the non-profit arena.

CHAPTER INFORMATION
GPA Central Indiana Chapter members work or reside in the Indianapolis region. This area includes Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties.

OUR MEMBERS
Membership is open to any individual with an interest in and commitment to the grants profession. Our members are:

  • Grant proposal developers
  • Grant administrators and program managers
  • Directors of development
  • Program development directors
  • Grant makers and funders
  • Proposal and program evaluators
  • Independent consultants
  • Grants trainers and other service providers
  • Executive directors and board members of public and private organizations

BENEFITS OF LOCAL AND NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Local Meet the Funders Sessions
  • Local study groups for credentialing exam
  • Networking and social events
  • Local free monthly education sessions
  • Local web site with Central Indiana Chapter updates
  • Local quarterly E-Newsletter
  • Annual National Conferences
  • Participation on Committees
  • Professional Development Activities
  • Grant Credentialing (GPCI), National Standards, and National Exam.
  • Electronic GPA Forum
  • E-Newsletters and Published Journal
  • Membership Directory
  • Free consultant directory online
  • Local membership retreat

CENTRAL INDIANA AREAS OF FOCUS

  1. Education and professional development
  2. Networking with organizations
  3. Membership growth and development
  4. Supports the GPA mission
  5. Increase grant professionalism
  6. Encourage credentialing standards
  7. Serve as a resource for the Indiana grants community

For further information check out our full webpage: 

https://sites.google.com/site/centralindianagpa/