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2020 Breakout Sessions

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Consulting Evaluation/
Collaboration
Federal Grants Grants Management & Budgets Other Personal Growth Prospect Research/Donor Relations Proposal Development & Communication Strategies

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Session Title (hover for session description) Skill Track Level Presenter (hover for presenter biography)
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
No matter how complex the grant budget, creating it first makes total cents! No CPA needed- promise. Grant Management & Budgets  Mid-Career Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
21st Century Grant Applications: Brief and to the Point Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career Diane Gedeon-Martin
Ace the Sustainability Question! Proposal Development & Communication Strategies Mid-Career Ellen Gugel, GPC
Laura Katz Leacu
Lead or Follow: The Delicate Dance Between Consultant and Client Consulting Mid-Career Lisa Stofan, GPC
Lisa McAloney
Evaluation Planning: Helping Clients Stay on that Yellow Brick Road Evaluation & Collaboration Mid-Career Erin Holbrook
Jessica Weitzel
Major Uniform Guidance Update 2020: Key Changes by OMB and What They Mean in Practice Federal Grants Mid-Career Scott S. Sheffler, GPA Approved Trainer
To Write the Grant or Not to Write the Grant...THAT is the Question!  Prospect Research & Donor Relations  Mid-Career Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC, ICPS, GPA Approved Trainer
Ignite Success from Within: Raise Major and Planned Gifts (with the team you have!) Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Advanced/Master Jennifer M. Tersigni, M.A., CFRE, LCC
Make Your Mark on the Grants Field: Become an Author or Reviewer for GPA Publications! Other Mid-Career
Advanced/Master
David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC
Sean Kirby
Ozzie Perez
Joan L. Whitman, Ph.D.
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Disruption & Development: Fundraising during Organizational Change Other Advanced/Master Kristin Raack
Sheree Goertzen
Get Transparent!  Grow Your Online Identity with Candid and GuideStar's Nonprofit Profile Personal Growth Early-Career David Holmes
Strategically Linking your Project with Funders' Priorities: Case Studies of Success Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career Kim Joyce, GPC
M. Linda Wastyn, Ph.D., CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Federal Grants: What Am I Agreeing To?...The Myriad Policy Obligations that Attach to Grant Funding Federal Grants Mid-Career
Advanced/Master
Scott S. Sheffler, GPA Approved Trainer
And the Winner...: Make Award Competitions Part of Your Grant Strategy Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career Maureen Stabile, GPC
Corporate Social Responsibility and its Impact on Giving Prospect Research & Donor Relations Mid-Career
Advanced/Master
Kristen Krey
Marginalized Communities Need Data Too: How to get it? What to do when you don't have it? Evaluation & Collaboration Mid-Career
Advanced/Master
Michelle Molina
K. Scott Nelson
Nonprofit Management Essentials  Other Advanced/Master Rebecca Jascoviak, MBA
Ethics Roundtable Other: Professional Development All Career Levels GPA's Ethics Committee
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
From Owning a Job to Owning a Business: How to Take Your Consulting Practice to the Next Level Other Advanced/Master Tara Gohr
Erin Hielkema
Organization and Documentation Strategies for Successful Federal Grant Applications Federal Grants Mid-Career Christina Carroll, GPC
Sydnee Krenek, GPC
What's Your Next Big Thing? Career Moves for Grant Professionals Personal Growth Mid-Career Cheryl Kester, CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Melanie Palmer, GPC
Grant Funding for Public Safety Technology in 2021 Federal Grants Early-Career Ashley Schultz
Rural Capacity Building Strategies: Selecting and Executing an Effective Needs Assessment Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career S. Kim Jones, MAS, GPC
Securing Grants from Top Tier Foundations Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Advanced/Master Susan Schaefer
Building a centralized grants office that fits your organization Grant Management & Budgets  Mid-Career Stacey Brechler-Knaggs
Sharon Skinner, GPC
Nonprofit Management Essentials  Other Advanced/Master Rebecca Jascoviak, MBA
Let's Talk About Books, Baby Personal Growth Advanced/Master Bethany Planton, GPC
Trish Bachman, GPC
       
Friday, November 6, 2020
Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Agile Leadership in Nonprofit Teams (Especially Grant Teams!) Personal Growth Mid-Career Diane H. Leonard, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Planning for the Year Ahead! Insights on the 2021 USED Budget & Other Federal K-12 Grants Federal Grants Early-Career Elizabeth Evans
Beyond the Sustainability Question: What To Do When the Grant Funds End Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S., GPA Approved Trainer
College Grant Writing Course: An Entry Point for a Career in Social Change Personal Growth Early-Career
Mid-Career
Dr. Bernard Turner, GPC
Storytelling with Financials Grant Management & Budgets  Mid-Career Stephanie Skryzowski
Managing a grant with confidence, compliance, and capacity Grant Management & Budgets  Mid-Career Aly Sanchez
Cecily Peterson
The "Total Value" Proposal Budget: Whit It Matters - and How to Build One, from the Inside Up! Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career Maryn Boess, GPA Approved Trainer
The Theory of Evolution: Planning for Growth and Sustainability in your Consulting Business Consulting Mid-Career Carolyn Caldwell, GPC, CFRE
Lisa M. Sihvonen-Binder, MS NMP
Scot Scala, GPC, M.Ed., GPA Approved Trainer
All You Need to Know About the GPC and More! Other Mid-Career Julie Assel, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating a Winning Annual Grants Strategy: Steps, Tips, & Tools Prospect Research & Donor Relations Early-Career Ashley Cain
Winning Strategies: Government Relations and Advocacy 101 Federal Grants Advanced/Master S. Kim Jones, MAS, GPC
COMING SOON!!!      
Finding and Securing Funding for Health Care Projects Federal Grants Early-Career Christopher LaPage
COMING SOON!!!      
Using Data to Strengthen Your Proposals Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career Cheryl L Kester, CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Grants as the Bedrock: How Strong Grants Leadership Impacts the Organization as a Whole Grant Management & Budgets  Mid-Career Laura Chynoweth
Katy Shoemaker, GPC
The Theory of Evolution: Planning for Growth and Sustainability in your Consulting Business Consulting Mid-Career Carolyn Caldwell, GPC, CFRE
Lisa M. Sihvonen-Binder, MS NMP
Scot Scala, GPC, M.Ed., GPA Approved Trainer
Getting Back on Track when Plans are Derailed Other: Leadership Mid-Career
Advanced/Master
Stacy Fitzsimmons
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Tips for Surviving a Group Grant Writing Process  Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career
Advanced/Master
Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC, ICPS, GPA Approved Trainer
From Overwhelmed to In Control Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Early-Career
Mid-Career
Tracey Diefenbach, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Julie Boll, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
COMING SOON!!!      
Marketing Your Grants Consulting Business Consulting Mid-Career Lydia Howie, MS, GPC
Carol Bornstein
Census Bureau Data for Grant Writers: Latest Updates to New Tools Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career Tyson Weister & Andrew W. Hait
We all Win: Tips for Grant Writer-Evaluator Collaboration Evaluation & Collaboration Mid-Career Jessica Weitzel
Diane Leonard, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Federal Grant Readiness - A Case Study! Federal Grants Mid-Career Fielding Jezreel, GPC
Candace Schwartzkopf
A MUST do: Be a Grant Reviewer! Personal Growth Mid-Career Ericka Harney, GPC, CFRE, GPA Approved Trainer
Mentor Match Discussion Den Other: Professional Development All Career Levels GPA's Mentoring Committee
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
"Fake it 'Till You Make It" Taken Too Far - A Case Study of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos  Other Advanced/Master Amanda Day, GPC
Grant Writers as Tour Guides Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Early-Career Tom Assel, GPC
Power Writing for Grants - and More: Fast and Easy Tools for Writing that Gets the Results You Want Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career Maryn Boess, GPA Approved Trainer
Stressed? Yoga for the Rest of Us Personal Growth All Career Levels Karin Bara
I Love to Count Grants: Grant "Counting" in Fundraising and Campaign Reporting Grant Management & Budgets  Mid-Career Laura Katz Leacu
Growing Your Goal Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Early-Career Erin Bailey, GPC
Robin Allen
My Boss is Going to Hell or Jail: A Survival Guide for Grant Professionals Grant Management & Budgets  Early-Career Johna Rodgers, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Increasing the Participation of Community Colleges in National Science Foundation Grants Federal Grants Mid-Career Emmanuel Ojameruaye
GPA Book Club: Good Reads to Build Your Potential Personal Growth Advanced/Master Kristin Raack
Amy Ball Braswell
Jodi Samuels
Crystal M. Kurzen
Betty Barnard, MNPO, GPC
       
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Session Title Skill Track Level Presenter
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Extreme Home Makeover: Grants Edition Grant Management & Budgets  Mid-Career Jodi Samuels
Ryan Lucas
Make It "Worth 1000 Words": Maximizing Effectiveness of Your Graphics and Tables  Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Early-Career Amanda Paveglio, GPC
Use of the CIPP Evaluation Approach and Logic Models to Design Programs and Obtain Funding Evaluation & Collaboration Mid-Career James Pann
The Feds Want People Like you! Use your expertise and become a Grant Peer Reviewer. Personal Growth Advanced/Master Rosi Stewart Urbine, GPC, CFRE
The Role of Grants in Capital Campaigns Proposal Development & Communication Strategies  Mid-Career Julie Assel, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
You are not alone. Burnout is real, relevant, and recoverable. Personal Growth Advanced/Master Trish Bachman, GPC
Bethany Planton, GPC
Johna Rodgers, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
How to become a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) Personal Growth Mid-Career Ericka Harney, GPC, CFRE, GPA Approved Trainer
Ten Tips for Improving Your Federal Proposal to Peer Reviewers Federal Grants Mid-Career
Advanced/Master
Diana Mann
Speed Dating Session Other: Professional Development Advanced/Master  
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
I am: Use Personal Purpose to Fuel Your Nonprofit Life - A Hands-On, Creative Experience Personal Growth Mid-Career Lyssa Schmidt
COMING SOON!!!      
Presentation Skills for Grant Professionals Personal Growth Early-Career M. Linda Wastyn, Ph.D., CFRE, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
What does it Really Take to Make it as a Grants Consultant? Consulting Advanced/Master Diane Gedeon-Martin
What’s your ROI? Using data to advocate for, grow and celebrate your grants career.  Evaluation & Collaboration Mid-Career Amanda Neese
Julie Boll, GPC, GPA Approved Trainer
Keep Calm and Handle Difficult People! Personal Growth Advanced/Master Kristen Krey
Navigating your career as a young grant professional Personal Growth Early-Career Konstandina Dulu
Approved Trainer's Discussion Den Personal Growth Mid-Career
Advanced/Master
GPA's Traing Sub Committee
COMING SOON!!!      
       

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