Grant Professionals Week Begins Today!

March 16, 2015 | By Jerry Ashworth | Post a Comment

fireworks-1130653-mThis week is going to be an exciting week! Not only is it the start of the NCAA basketball tournament and all the hype surrounding that event both on the court and off, but today marks the beginning of International Grant Professionals Week. If you missed our blog post about this a couple of weeks ago, International Grant Professionals Week recognizes and celebrates the impact of grant professionals, administrators, consultants, managers, grantmakers and writers for their beneficial contributions to people, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Launched by the Grant Professionals Association with sponsorship from many firms including Thompson Information Services, Grant Professionals Week will become an annual international celebration of the professionals who seek, award and implement grant-funded projects.  According to the GPA, there are more than 1.5 million grant professionals around the world who seek, implement and award about $700 billion in grant funding each year.

GPA has will spend each day this week recognizing different aspects of the grant profession. Here is a rundown of the schedule:

Monday, March 16 – Grant Profession Education and Awareness Day
Tuesday, March 17 – GPA Chapter and Community Event Day
Wednesday, March 18 – International Event Day
Thursday, March 19 – Thank you! Grant Entrepreneurs, Partners and Volunteer Day
Friday, March 20  – Grant Professionals Appreciation Day

For a better breakdown of the week’s events, go to GPA’s website at “Always striving to learn best practices, contributing to the field of knowledge, and sharing  the vision of a better future, grant professionals are now being recognized on an international scale for their role in moving the needle, providing capacity for nonprofits and volunteer organizations to fulfill their mission, vision and goals on the world stage,” GPA notes.

We here at Thompson applaud the hard work of all those grant professionals out there, especially during this critical time as they learn and implement the provisions in the uniform grant guidance. The grants landscape is changing quickly, and we salute those grant professionals who can handle those changes. Have a great week!

Let us know how you feel about Grant Professionals Week. We’d like to hear from you.


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