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Breakout Sessions

2020 Breakout Sessions

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Color Key

Consulting

Evaluation/

Collaboration

Federal Grants

Grants Management & Budgets

Other

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Early-Career

Early-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career & Advanced/Master

Advanced/Master

 

Get Transparent!  Grow Your Online Identity with Candid and GuideStar's Nonprofit Profile

David Holmes

Navigating your career as a young grant professional

Konstandina Dulu

Evaluation Planning: Helping Clients Stay on that Yellow Brick Road

Erin Holbrook & Jessica Weitzel

 

No matter how complex the grant budget, creating it first makes total cents! No CPA needed- promise.

Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

Federal Grants: What Am I Agreeing To?...The Myriad Policy Obligations that Attach to Grant Funding

Scott S. Sheffler, GPA Approved Trainer

Disruption & Development: Fundraising during Organizational Change

Kristin Raack & Sheree Goertzen

 

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career & Advanced/Master

Advanced/Master

 

And the Winner...: Make Award Competitions Part of Your Grant Strategy

Maureen Stabile, GPC

Building a centralized grants office that fits your organization

Stacey Brechler-Knaggs & Sharon Skinner, GPC

What’s your ROI? Using data to advocate for, grow and celebrate your grants career.

Amanda Neese & Julie Boll, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

Make Your Mark on the Grants Field: Become an Author or Reviewer for GPA Publications!

David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC & Sean Kirby & Ozzie Perez & Joan L. Whitman, Ph.D.

Marginalized Communities Need Data Too: How to get it? What to do when you don't have it?

Michelle Molina & K. Scott Nelson

Keep Calm and Handle Difficult People!

Kristen Krey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Early-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Advanced/Master

All Career Levels

 

Finding and Securing Funding for Health Care Projects

Christopher LaPage

Beyond the Sustainability Question: What To Do When the Grant Funds End

Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S., GPA Approved Trainer

Use of the CIPP Evaluation Approach and Logic Models to Design Programs and Obtain Funding

James Pann

Using Data to Strengthen Your Proposals

Cheryl L Kester, CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

"Fake it 'Till You Make It" Taken Too Far - A Case Study of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos

Amanda Day, GPC

Ethics Roundtable

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Early-Career

Early-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career & Advanced/Master

 

Creating a Winning Annual Grants Strategy: Steps, Tips, & Tools

Ashley Cain

Grant Funding for Public Safety Technology in 2021

Ashley Schultz & Shannon Day

 

Storytelling with Financials

Stephanie Skryzowski

 

Rural Capacity Building Strategies: Selecting and Executing an Effective Needs Assessment

S. Kim Jones, MAS, GPC

All You Need to Know About the GPC and More!

Julie Assel, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer & David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC

 

Getting Back on Track when Plans are Derailed

Stacy Fitzsimmons

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Early-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Advanced/Master

Advanced/Master

 

Planning for the Year Ahead! Insights on the 2021 USED Budget & Other Federal K-12 Grants

Elizabeth Evans

 

What's Your Next Big Thing? Career Moves for Grant Professionals

Cheryl Kester, CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer & Melanie Palmer, GPC

Strategically Linking your Project with Funders' Priorities: Case Studies of Success

Kim Joyce, GPC & M. Linda Wastyn, Ph.D., CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

Grants as the Bedrock: How Strong Grants Leadership Impacts the Organization as a Whole

Laura Chynoweth & Katy Shoemaker, GPC

You are not alone. Burnout is real, relevant, and recoverable.

Trish Bachman, GPC & Bethany Planton, GPC & Johna Rodgers, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

From Owning a Job to Owning a Business: How to Take Your Consulting Practice to the Next Level

Tara Gohr & Erin Hielkema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

10:15am - 11:30 am

Early-Career

Early-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Advanced/Master

 

Presentation Skills for Grant Professionals

M. Linda Wastyn, Ph.D., CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

Make It "Worth 1000 Words": Maximizing Effectiveness of Your Graphics and Tables

Amanda Paveglio, GPC

Federal Grant Readiness - A Case Study!

Fielding Jezreel, GPC & Candace Schwartzkopf

The Role of Grants in Capital Campaigns

Julie Assel, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

A MUST do: Be a Grant Reviewer!

Ericka Harney, GPC, CFRE, GPA Approved Trainer

What does it Really Take to Make it as a Grants Consultant?

Diane Gedeon-Martin

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career & Advanced/Master

Advanced/Master

All Career Levels

 

Managing a grant with confidence, compliance, and capacity

Aly Sanchez & Cecily Peterson

 

Agile Leadership in Nonprofit Teams (Especially Grant Teams!)

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

The "Total Value" Proposal Budget: Why It Matters - and How to Build One, from the Inside Up!

Maryn Boess, GPA Approved Trainer

Ten Tips for Improving Your Federal Proposal to Peer Reviewers

Diana Mann

Securing Grants from Top Tier Foundations

Susan Schaefer

Mentor Match Discussion Den

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Early-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career & Advanced/Master

Advanced/Master

Advanced/Master

 

My Boss is Going to Hell or Jail: A Survival Guide for Grant Professionals

Johna Rodgers, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer

Marketing Your Grants Consulting Business

Lydia S. Howie, MS, GPC & Carol Bornstein, MPA

Organization and Documentation Strategies for Successful Federal Grant Applications

Christina Carroll, GPC & Sydnee Krenek, GPC

Tips for Surviving a Group Grant Writing Process

Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC, ICPS, GPA Approved Trainer

 

The Feds Want People Like you! Use your expertise and become a Grant Peer Reviewer.

Rosi Stewart Urbine, GPC, CFRE

Let's Talk About Books, Baby

Bethany Planton, GPC & Trish Bachman, GPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On-Demand Options

 

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

Mid-Career

 

Census Bureau Data for Grant Writers: Latest Updates to New Tools

Tyson Weister & Andrew W. Hait

Power Writing for Grants - and More: Fast and Easy Tools for Writing that Gets the Results You Want

Maryn Boess, GPA Approved Trainer

To Write the Grant or Not to Write the Grant...THAT is the Question!

Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC, ICPS, GPA Approved Trainer

Census Bureau Data for Grant Writers: Latest Updates to New Tools

Tyson Weister & Andrew W. Hait

Major Uniform Guidance Update 2020: Key Changes by OMB and What They Mean in Practice

Scott S. Sheffler, GPA Approved Trainer

 

How to become a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)

Ericka Harney, GPC, CFRE, GPA Approved Trainer

 

Mid-Career

Advanced/Master

Mid-Career & Advanced/Master

 

 

 

 

The Theory of Evolution: Planning for Growth and Sustainability in your Consulting Business

Carolyn Caldwell, GPC, CFRE & Lisa M. Sihvonen-Binder, MS NMP & Scot Scala, GPC, M.Ed., GPA Approved Trainer

Winning Strategies: Government Relations and Advocacy 101

S. Kim Jones, MAS, GPC

Corporate Social Responsibility and its Impact on Giving

Kristen Krey

 

 

 

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