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Welcome to the Greater Cleveland Grant Professionals Association Chapter

Our regular meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, August, and October from 11:30am- 1pm. Meeting location varies. Please join us for networking and presentations on items of interest to grant professionals! The Chapter provides a light lunch to all those that RSVP to our meeting emails. For more information, please contact Kristen Trolio, chapter president, at or 216-635-3244.

Attendance is free and open to all GPA members in good standing.
Not a member? Come to up to 2 (two) meetings for no fee and see what you’ve been missing before you join! 

2019 Presentation Topics:
February 21 – Regular Meeting (Dr. Tracy Porter – Leading vs. Managing)
April 18  – Meeting collaboration with the Foundation Center Midwest
May – Volunteer Event  (Date/Location TBD)
June 20 – Regular Meeting (Foundations Program Officers Panel)
August 15 – Regular Meeting (Topic/Location TBD)
October 17 – Regular Meeting  (Topic/Location TBD)
November – Board Retreat  (Date/Location TBD)
– Holiday Party  (Date/Location TBD)

Past topics have included: Code of Ethics, Grants 
and Twitter, Inputs and Outputs, Logic Models, Program Management, Showing Value as Grant Writer, Cy Pres Funding, Evaluations, Federal Grants, Creative Research Techniques, Grant Professional Certification (GPC) and many more.

Executive Board:

President - Kristen Trolio
Vice President - Samuel Braun
Secretary - Jenny Browne
Treasurer - Megan Albert

Board Members -
Loren Dill - Regional Conference Representative
Pamela J. Willits – Social Media Chair
Amber Seitz - Membership Chair
Kelley Malcolm - Board Member

Contact us:

Have a question or want to know more? Email 
kmt at or join us at our next meeting.