Thursday, July 26 from 6:00-8:00pm
Foundation Center: 1627 K Street NW, Third Floor, Washington DC 20006
(Farragut West: Blue, Orange, Silver; Farragut North: Red)
It’s a special GPA x Foundation Center collaboration! Come meet up with fellow grant professionals as we discuss innovation in the field of proposal writing. We’re keeping it casual - no PowerPoint in sight! Instead, we’ll chat with grant all-stars Karen Norris, Kitty Wojcik, and Maggie Holmes as they share trends in the field as well as best practices. Bring your questions, conundrums, and own observations as we crowdsource wisdom from the room.
Schedule of the Evening:
6:00-6:30 Intentional Networking and Refreshments
6:30-7:45 Panel Discussion
7:45-8:00 Breakout Groups
Free for members and non-members
Register now through the Foundation Center
Tuesday, June 19 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Elevate Offices: 806 7th Street NW, Third Floor, Washington DC 20001
(Gallery Place Metro: Green, Red, Yellow)
Join fellow grant professionals for our latest Lunchtime Learning session on monitoring and evaluation presented by Alayna Buckner, CEO and founder of Elevate.
You know that understanding your organization's impact is essential — not only to achieve your mission, but also to communicate your work effectively. But programmatic monitoring and evaluation can be complicated. This workshop is for grant professionals who want to understand the fundamentals better. It will cover:
Free for members; $15.00 for nonmembers
Friday, June 8, 2018
1000 Vermont Ave, 4th floor Conference Center
Are you a consultant in the DC Metro area who is interested in connecting with other consultants on clients/best practices/useful tips? GPA NCA is pleased to announce the official launch of a Consultants Network for our chapter members who are either a) active consultants; b) interested in becoming consultants; and/or c) seeking a consultant for a particular project.
This an ongoing event, so please consider attending if you are a consultant, interested in consulting or want to hire a consultant. All are invited (even those who are not GPA or GPA NCA members).
Please register here.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K St NW, Washington, DC
Are you a consultant in the DC Metro area who is interested in connecting with other consultants on clients/best practices/useful tips? GPA NCA is pleased to announce the official launch of a Consultants Network for our chapter members who are either a) active consultants; b) interested in becoming consultants; and/or c) seeking a consultant for a particular project. We will hold a brown bag launch for this group (take advantage of food trucks near Farragut Square).
We hope to make this an ongoing event, so please consider attending if you are a consultant, interested in consulting or want to hire a consultant. All are invited (even those who are not GPA or GPA NCA members).
Lunchtime Learning: Executive Orders Under the Trump Administration - Emerging Trends and Recommendations for Grant Professionals
Tuesday, March 20, 12:00-1:00pm
The Foundation Center (1627 K St NW, Washington, D.C.)
We know time is money (even more so for grantwriters!), so our first workshop of 2018 will take place within your lunch hour. In the first year of his administration, President Donald Trump signed more Executive Orders (EOs) than any president in 50 years representing major funding, political, and environmental policy changes in the United States. EOs are often proxies for larger changes and therefore can assist grant professionals in preparing for and navigating future changes. Katy Moose Hunt, Global Programs Manager at Susan G. Komen in Dallas, will review EOs from January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2018 to identify several emerging trends and offer recommendations for grant professionals to adapt to these trends and changes. Katy recently published a GPA Strategy Paper on this very topic. In addition to the presentation, we’ll provide a chapter update and the opportunity to make new connections with fellow members. Bring your burning questions…and your lunch! And if you're pursuing or recertifying your GPC credential, this workshop counts toward professional development points.
Please RSVP here.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Mission (1606 20th St NW, Washington, D.C.)
Why wait until Friday to celebrate? Unwind with fellow grant professionals at Mission (just steps from Dupont Circle) for a mid-week break. We supply the snacks, you take advantage of the great Happy Hour specials. Meet new folks and catch up with colleagues by sharing conversation, laughs, and a toast!
Please RSVP here.
National Capital Area & Central Virginia Chapters of the Grant Professionals Association
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION GRANTS CONFERENCE
“Wandering” where to go from here in the pursuit of grants amidst an ever-changing funding landscape? The National Capital Region Grants Conference will show you the way!
Grant Professional Strategies (GPS):
Successfully Navigating the Waves of Change
Friday, September, 18, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
George Mason University - Arlington Campus - Arlington, VA
Co-Hosted by the GPA National Capital Area (NCA) and Central Virginia (CVA) Chapters
Register here: https://www.grantprofessionals.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=9/18/2017&eventid=62
Early-bird NCA or CVA chapter member: $119
Early-bird non-chapter member: $149
Regular NCA or CVA chapter member: $159
Regular non-chapter member: $189
The conference will guide grant professionals and other professionals impacted by grants in navigating the waves of change brought by a new U.S. fiscal year and new executive and legislative leadership. The impact of those changes on philanthropic organizations, grant seeking, and grant management will be examined through insightful sessions including:
Featuring Keynote Address by
Chief Executive Officer, Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Glen O’Gilvie will share key insights about the future funding landscape based on his nine years as
CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, one of the largest associations serving nonprofits, and over 20 years in community development, philanthropy, and nonprofit and association management.
Scheduled presenters include (subject to change)
Click here to register: https://www.grantprofessionals.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=9/18/2017&eventid=62
George Mason University, Arlington Campus
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Metro Station: Virginia Square (Blue/Orange/Silver lines)
Daily parking available on site: $14 for overnight hotel guests. $10 for valet day/evening parking. $5 for two hours of parking
Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
4610 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203
To book your room at the special conference rate, click here: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49189819
To receive the National Capital Region Grants Conference block rate, reservations must be made by Friday, September 1, 2017
FREE shuttle to conference location
Sponsorships and Exhibitors
A variety of companies and organizations in the grants industry are sponsoring and exhibiting at the National Capital Region Grants Conference! Please contact grantsnca@gmail for more information.
For More Information
Chapter News: http://gpancachapter.blogspot.com/
Conference Host Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The chapter board invites you to join us for an informal happy hour from 5:00-7:00 on Tuesday, August 15 at McCormick and Schmick's Restaurant (1652 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006).
We will provide an update on the upcoming regional and national conferences, welcome new members, and hear any summer grant proposal war stories! As we did last year, we will get a table in the bar area on the right side of the restaurant. Please send a message to email@example.com if you will attend so that we can appropriately save space.
The GPA-National Capital Area chapter, in cooperation with the Foundation Center, is pleased to host this professional development workshop!
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET
1627 K Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708
Are you often asked by funders and board leadership about the success and impact of your nonprofit programs? Do you struggle with the best methods and approaches to gather data to appropriately and accurately assess the quality and effectiveness of your programs? This session will take a deeper dive into nonprofit evaluation to determine the best systems and tools to use to collect data on your programs, when to apply them and how to engage others in the process. Let's take the mystery of the evaluation measurement so that you develop a toolkit of resources that you can use immediately after attending this session.
About the Presenter:
Kevin Trimell Jones, MEd, MPH
For over 15 years, Kevin Jones has worked to build the capacity of residents, students, organizations and government stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate community-based strategies that make a profound influence on the communities that they serve. Currently serving as the Chief of Programs for the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, Kevin is responsible for identifying and nurturing program development opportunities. He places strong emphasis on the collection and analysis of data to drive strategy. From the identification of service gaps, to the building of strategic partnerships, Kevin’s leadership ensures the quality and timely delivery of all DCPNI programs.