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Benefits of Membership

Below are fantastic benefits you'll receive when you are a member of the Grant Professionals Association.

If you are a current active member of GPA and you would like to take advantage of the benefits below, simply login to the website and you'll find the categories for each benefit type under Membership - Access Member Benefits.

Benefits of a Membership

Professional Career Development -

  • Annual Conference - GPA's annual conference has become the PREMIER grants event of the year, offering more than 70 workshops featuring the nation's top experts, round-table discussions, funder presentations, exhibitors and the popular individual proposal review sessions. GPA's annual gathering (occurs every Fall) brings together grants professionals eager to share best practices, stay abreast of trends in our field, and network with peers from across America and abroad. Members receive a discounted rate than non-members on conference registrations. 
  • Chapters - As new  chapters continue to form in every region of the country, members have the opportunity to be a part of GPA at the local level. Chapters offer meetings, panels, lunch and learns, happy hour events and more for members to learn on a local level. A GPA membership is a prerequisite for membership in a chapter.
  • Credentialing - GPA is proud to have established the nation's first valid credentialing process for grant professionals. Firm in its belief that certification should be done only within the most rigorous standards, GPA has formed an affiliated organization, the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). Members that are eligible to sit for the GPC exam, receive a discount on the registration fees. 
  • Webinars - GPA's entire catalogue of live and archived webinars are offered to GPA members for free! This represents nearly $2,400 in annual savings for members. Access more than 80 live and recorded webinars!

Making Connections/Networking -

  • GrantZone Community - GrantZone is a private community for members of GPA and one of the most powerful member benefits in GPA history. It is your connection to an incredible resource – over 2,800 of your colleagues who share your challenges and successes. We hope you will find it to be a place where you can ask advice, share your experiences (and resources) and build relationships from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. And you can access the community and all of its collective knowledge 24/7. Connect with your colleagues. Share resources. Participate in discussions. Be a part of this community for Grant Professionals just like you. We encourage you to login to the communityNote: Your email address and password are the same you use for the GPA website.
  • Chapters - Chapters offer members a local venue in which to network and to exchange ideas, methodologies and resources.

  • Mentor Program - GPA has a mentoring program available to our members. This opportunity is open for individuals to register as either a mentor, a mentee, or both.  GPA defines mentoring as "the relationship between a grant professional who has a passion to guide, inspire and motivate others and a less experienced person in the profession who is seeking to accomplish a goal."

  • Serve on a GPA Committee/Task Force - GPA depends on volunteers to help serve on the GPA Board, lead our local Chapters, maintain GPA's code of ethics, write for GPA's weekly email and much more! Aquire new expertise, enrich your career, and expand your social network/meet new colleagues by serving on a GPA Committee.

Publications -

  • GPA Journal (published annually) provides a forum for book and article reviews, discussions on best practices, and scholarly examination of the state of the profession, all written by top professionals from around the country and peer-reviewed by the GPA PublicationsCommittee. Only GPA members receive free printed copies of the most current Journal. Members may receive their Journal by mail or electronically. The general public is able to view the electronic version of the current and past journal articles for free. The general public may purchase the current printed issue of the Journal for $45. 
  • GPA Strategy Papers are substantive, persuasive papers that encourage thoughts and discussions to increase grant professionals' skill sets. GPA Strategy Papers are promoted in the GPA Grant News and annual Journal.
  • GPA Grant News , a weekly e-newsletter, keeps you informed about GPA's accomplishments, upcoming events, news, services, resources, and includes a peer-written article by other professionals in the grant industry.  Grant News is delivered to members' inbox each Tuesday afternoon. Current members of GPA do not need to subscribe as members automatically receive Grant News as part of their membership.

Resources -

  • Consultant Directory - GPA members who are independent consultants can post their contact information and a description of services at GPA's Consultant Directory for FREE. GPA Headquarters refer inquiries from individuals searching for a grant consultant to this page daily.
  • GrantZone Community - Members share sample documents, resources, job descriptions, policy documents, project ideas and more in the GrantZone Library. 
  • GPA Job Center - Recruit the candidates that you're looking for - and spend less time doing it. GPA represents a niche talent pool of 3,000 qualified grant professionals, and where better to find the people you need than the association that represents them? GPA members can post a 30-day job listing for only $99 (a savings of $300)!

Exclusive Offers from Partners - 

Grant Software
 - Discounts on grant platforms, including grant funding search tools and grant management platforms, are offered as a benefit of GPA membership.  Log into the GPA website to see the types of products and levels of discounts from each vendor.

  • AmpliFund - grant management platform - $1,500 discount off entire subscription - (GPA Business Alliance Member
  • Cayuse - grant management and tracking software system - 50% discount off of the list price
  • eCivis - grant information and grants management tools - 20% discount
  • FLUXX - manage grants from prospecting to impact tracking - 10% off your annual subscription to Grantseeker - ( GPA Business Alliance Member )
  • Foundation Directory Online - grantseeking tool - 10% savings on FDO Professional Annual - ( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • Foundant/GrantHub - grants management toolkit - 20% discount on first year's subscription - ( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • Grant Maximizer - grant management software - 10% discount on software - ( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • GrantStation - grant seeking tools and resources including weekly publication - FREE annual subscription through the GPA website
  • Instrumentl - grant discovery + 990 research + grant tracking, all in one place! - Two months free by subscribing to the annual Standard Plan - ( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • OmniStar Grants - grants management platform - 50% off entire subscription for the first three years( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • ResultsPlus Nonprofit CRM - donor management software - 15% discount
  • SmartSimple Software - grants management platform - $3,000 discount on the first year's cost of a SmartSimple Direct grants management system - ( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • Thompson Grants - search grant opportunities - 10% discount on GrantScape  (GPA Business Alliance Member
  • WealthEngine - Fundraising and donor software - 10% discount on all product offerings

Grant Training  - GPA members receive access to various discounts on training services from our partners.  Log into the GPA website to see the types of training and discounts from each vendor.
  • Candid (Formerly Foundation Center) - webinars, eLearning courses, or Proposal Writing Boot Camps - 10% discount for GrantSpace Trainings - ( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • CharityHowTo - nonprofit training webinars and supporting materials - 10% discount on any purchase - ( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • DH Leonard Consulting and Grant Writing Services, LLC - One free webinar annually for any interested GPA Chapter or SIG - ( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • Grant Writing USA and Grant Management USA - grant writing and grant management training programs across America - members receive $100 credit towards GPA membership renewal when using the discount code at time of training program registration
  • The Grantsmanship Center - Essential Grant Skills, Federal Grants and other training programs - members receive $50-100 discounts towards their trainings
  • Thompson Grants - grant training opportunities -  10% discount on all grant training (GPA Business Alliance Member

Publications and Subscriptions  - GPA members receive discounts or complimentary subscriptions from select partners.  Log into the GPA websiteto see the types of training and discounts from each vendor.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly - a publication for the nonprofit sector - Members receive a 50% discount on the NPQ Fundraising Subscription Bundle. - ( GPA Business Alliance Member
  • The NonProfit Times - the leading business publication for nonprofit management - members automatically receive a complimentary digital subscription of The NonProfit Times
  • Thompson Grants - grant publications -  10% discount on all grant publications (GPA Business Alliance Member
  • YouthToday - national online news publication for the youth service field - $10 off with promotional code - ( GPA Business Alliance Member

InsuranceMembers can enroll in insurance plans at association rates.  Log into the GPA website to see the types of training and discounts from each vendor.
  • Professional Liability Insurance - Insurance at competitive and cost-effective pricing, a broad range of liability limits from $100,000 up to $1,000,000 with deductibles from $0 to $5000

Travel Receive discounts on travel (car rental and hotel) from select vendors.  Log into the GPA website to see the types of training and discounts from each vendor.
  • Hertz Car Rental - Save up to 10% off your car rental
  • HotelStorm - Save up to 55% over online travel agencies