Tag Archives: GPA

Building Relationships Is Vital to Winning Grant Funding

This week, we here at Thompson attended (and exhibited at) the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) National Capital Region Grants Conference in Arlington, Va. The meeting was very informative and there was plenty of audience participation in all of the sessions…

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Grant Professionals Week Begins Today!

This 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…

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Thompson Joins GPA in Celebrating International Grants Professionals Week

The calendar is full of special days, weeks or months to recognize certain members of society. We have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Black History Month, Spanish Heritage Month, and so on. But have we ever recognized grants professionals?…

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Sneak Preview: GPCI Mints 50 GPCs, Preps for Electronic Exams

(This post is excerpted from an article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can find the rest of the story in the Jan. 16 issue.) The Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) announced that 51 individuals recently received the Grant Professional…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: GPA Regional Conference Speaker: Always “Color the Sky Blue”

(This post is excerpted from the Nov. 14 issue of Local State Funding Report.) In challenging times, grant professionals and others in the nonprofit sector need to stay more focused than ever on effective principles and keeping their passion alive…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Future of Philanthropy is Growing and Changing

(This post is an excerpt of a story that appears in the Oct. 31 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) As the country’s economic woes continue, experts are increasingly advising grantseekers to seek alternate sources of funding. Foundations and philanthropic organizations…

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More Than Turkey on the Menu for the Grants Community

I was recently looking at my schedule and realized that there’s a ton of stuff happening for the grants community in November. We’ll be attending and/or supporting a number of these events.  They’re in my calendar – hope you add…

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We're in Vegas, Baby!

That’s right. As you read this, Adrianne and I are in Las Vegas covering the annual national conference of the Grant Professionals Association. This year’s theme is “Silver Linings: Opportunities in Challenging Economies.”

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: The Value of Professional Organizations

(This post is excerpted from an article in the July 11 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) Whether you’re a seasoned grants professional, new to grant research and grantwriting, or the recent inheritor of those activities at your organization, professional organizations…

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NGP Reorganizes, NGMA Recruits and (GPA) NCA Rallies

Happy Monday, readers!  Today’s post with news from around the grants world is brought to you by the letter “N.”  First and foremost, the National Grants Partnership has restructured under new leadership.  Established in 2004, NGP “is a cooperative initiative…

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