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2020 Officers

Andrea Devier
LifeCare Alliance

Vice President
Denise Walker
Ohio State Legal Services Association

Kate Waldrop
Licking County Health Department

Tiffany Nobles

Program Committee Chair
Crystal Kurzen
LifeCare Alliance

Membership Chair
Kelly Parrett
Mid-Ohio Food Collective

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We invite all grant writers and managers in Central Ohio to attend our monthly, brown bag educational meetings. Meetings offer a great way to meet your colleagues, make friends, and learn something new.

Every month we cover different grant topics. Past examples include: presentations by government and foundation grant officials, best practice trainings, group learning experiences, an annual review of Central Ohio funders, and our annual National GPA Conference review. Participants who join the Grant Professionals Association and our Chapter receive job and consulting opportunity notices, and attend our chapter meetings for free.

Please email us to request that you be put on our monthly meeting RSVP list. Suggestions for meeting topics are always welcome, too.

Chapter Meetings
Chapter meetings are generally, but not always, held the second Thursday of each month from 12noon-1:30PM at Alvis House, 2100 Stella Ct., Columbus, OH  43215. Sometimes we hold our monthly meeting on a different day and at a different location. Our RSVP email notices will keep you informed of any change. Programs last one hour with the last half hour allowed for casual networking and discussion with presenters. Non-member fee is $10 (cash or check, please; receipts are available). Members attend for free.

2020 Calendar

Chapter Meeting  February 13, 2020
Topic: How Do You Track Your Agency’s Grants?
Speaker: Roundtable Discussion
Noon to 1:00 p.m., Alvis, 2100 Stella Ct, Columbus, OH 43215

Chapter Meeting March 12, 2020
Topic: Keeping It Simple: Clear and Effective Grant Writing from a Grant Administrator
Speaker: Rachel Kershaw, Greater Columbus Consulting
Noon to 1:00 p.m., LifeCare Alliance, 670 Harmon Ave. Columbus, OH 43223

Chapter Meeting  April 16, 2020
Topic: Central Ohio GPA & Grants Plus Present: Grant Seeking During the Covid-19 Crisis
Speaker: Grants Plus & Dan Sharpe, The Columbus Foundation
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Zoom

Chapter Meeting May 14, 2020
Topic: Job Seeking for Grant Writers
Speaker: Ruth Sternberg, Career Navigation Coach (
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., WebEx

Members Only Chapter Picnic June 11, 2020
Topic: Social Event, no topic
Noon to 1:15 p.m., Location TBD

NO Chapter Meeting this month

Chapter Meeting  August 13, 2020
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD
Noon to 1:00 p.m., Alvis, 2100 Stella Ct, Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Regional Conference September 18, 2020
Details TBA


Chapter Meeting  October 8, 2020
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD
Noon to 1:00 p.m., Alvis, 2100 Stella Ct, Columbus, OH 43215

Chapter Meeting  November 12, 2020
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD
Noon to 1:00 p.m., Alvis, 2100 Stella Ct, Columbus, OH 43215

Members Only Annual Holiday Social & Dinner December 10, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

January 2021
Members Only Annual Chapter Meeting January 14, 2021
Topic: 2020 Annual Meeting 
Noon to 1:15 p.m., Alvis, 2100 Stella Ct, Columbus, OH 43215