Announcing Live Webcast for Grant Professionals!

Seeking more professional development in the grant industry but don’t want to make the commitment of attending a four-day conference with travel? The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) is offering a way for you to attend four live streaming sessions on Friday, November 9, 2018. Check out this great opportunity to “attend” a few sessions at a low price (only $100) from the comfort of your home/office.

Sessions include:

  • Top 10 Audit Findings and What to Avoid
    Presenter: Karen Norris
    Your next audit is just around the corner. You’ll need to be mindful of the uniform guidance requirements, the annual compliance supplement, program statutes and federal agency regulations, as well as state and local regulations. Federal agencies, auditors and auditees have a lot to monitor and even more to manage. Despite best efforts, it seems the same audit findings habitually create challenges year after year among most recipients and programs. How can you better prepare and avoid findings? What are the consequences of noncompliance? What are the differences between unintentional acts such as improper payments and intentional acts such as fraud, waste, and abuse, and how should they be resolved or handled? What if an audit finding was not accurate? Should a nonfederal entity appeal or dispute a finding and what options are available? Learn to recognize the usual suspects and what to do about them.
  • Grants and the Capital Campaign by Cheryl Kester, CFRE, GPC
    Presenter: Cheryl Kester, CFRE, GPC
    Multi-year, high dollar goal campaigns are becoming more common. In fact, it seems as if some organizations launch one campaign after another. In addition to capital projects, campaigns today usually include multiple components, such as annual fund, program development, endowment, or scholarships. Often, outside campaign counsel comes on board. How does the grant professional fit into campaign-driven fundraising? Strategically. It can also be an opportunity to further demonstrate your worth to your organization.
  • Inside the Grantmaker’s Black Box: What Really Happens AFTER You Push SUBMIT!
    Presenter: Maryn Boess
    You know that feeling on deadline day, when you finally push SUBMIT button and say goodbye to your lovingly-crafted, mission-critical grant proposal as it disappears – as you wait to find out whether it’s going to be funded or not. That space between “submit” on one side – and “notification” on the other – is what we call the Grantmaker’s Black Box. Journey into the heart of the Grantmaker’s Black Box as we venture into one grantmaker’s funding process. Together we’ll take a high-level flyover of her own organization’s recent real-life grantmaking round on the way to awarding a total of $600,000.
  • Pet Peeves of Funders
    Presenter: Lydia Howie, GPC
    Funders were asked about their “pet peeves” regarding a variety of topics including submissions, ask amounts, relationship building, sustainability, post award, stewardship, and more.

While this presentation will give you an occasional chuckle, the key takeaways are serious. Attendees will learn proper funder-awardee protocol that will improve your grant success and retention rates. Gain a unique insight into what funders think, what constitutes a good funder-awardee relationship, and tips that will increase your likelihood of being funded and maintaining funding.

All participants receive four CEU credits for GPC (Grant Professional Certified) and CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive). All registrants will receive the recording after the conclusion of the sessions.

Register Now!

*This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

You will be taken to a third party site to register for this event. The one-day pass is for all four sessions. Individual sessions cannot be purchased.


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