Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD
Five Feature Benefits
4) Take home valuable information from the General Sessions with Featured Speakers.
5) Networking Opportunities with others in the grants profession to help you resolve issues and learn best practices.
About the Grant Professionals Association
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, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. More than 50 chapters have formed in the past four years.
About the GPA Annual Conference
GPA’s annual conference has gained a well-earned reputation as the most comprehensive educational and professional growth event available for those committed to excellence in the practice of grantsmanship. Each year, conference participants enjoy high-quality workshops on a wide variety of topics presented by the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in their respective fields. This will be the fourteenth year for the GPA Annual Conference.
The conference draws grant proposal writers, grant managers, nonprofit administrators, and consultants of all skill levels, in all areas of practice, from arts to education to homeland security. GPA anticipates that the 2013 conference will attract more than 600 attendees from across the country and internationally.
Reasons To Attend:
- GPA is the ONLY national organization that works toward enhancing the role of grant professionals
- Learn first hand from expert practitioners
- Learn best practices for grants management
- Network with other grant professionals in the nation
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.
Download a letter of justification you can give to your employer as reason to attend the Annual National Conference.
Workshop & Speaker Information
Conference Skill Tracks and Special Interest Groups (SIGS): Workshops will identify the skill track and SIG that aligns with the topic of the proposed presentation. Special interest groups include: Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Consultants, Faith-Based, Government, Grant Management, Healthcare, Higher Education, Human Services, Indian Tribes, International Development, K-12 Education, Law Enforcement, Libraries, Safety and Social Justice.
Skill tracks include; Proposal Development – Planning, Grant Construction, Grant Management and Reporting, Communication Skills, Professional Ethics, Resource Knowledge/Grant Research, etc.
Professional Levels: GPA offers a number of presentations targeting beginning, intermediate and advanced professionals, are all welcome and encouraged to attend the conference.
GPCI Competencies: To date, there are over 300 GPCs across the country. Many persons are planning to sit for the exam in the near future. GPA and its presenters have given consideration to the eight competencies on the GPC exam to help those with their preparation.
Presentation Lengths: Majority of the GPA workshops are 1½ hours (continuous, with no scheduled break). We do however, have some that are 3 hours (presented as two 1½ hour sessions, morning or afternoon, with ½-hour break).
The average number of session attendees at each workshop at past conferences is around 35.