Next Chapter Meeting

Date: December 7, 2018
: Planned for 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Topic: TBD
Location: TBD

PLEASE RSVP TO njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Conference Committee Conference Call
November – TBD

January Chapter Meeting
Date: January 25, 2019
Time: Planned for 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Topic: TBD
Location: TBD



GPA National is still looking for someone in our region to fill the volunteer role of the Region 6 Representative.  Preferably someone who has been a past chapter president or another officer that has a strong interest in helping build and strengthen GPA chapters.
Regional Representatives work closely with me and the chapter leaders by doing some of the following things:
-They act as a liaison with Headquarters and direct chapters to resources.
-They can share successful chaptering practices among chapters.
-They can help by sharing best practices from other chapters, monitoring chapter activity and attendance, and acting as a support system for new chapter officers.
-They attend and assist at the Chapter Leader meetings at the Annual Conference and the April Leader Conference each year with attendance and some costs covered by GPA.
GPA also has a budget to ensure that Reps can visit with chapters in person as well as help to establish new chapters within the region.
Feel free to share this info with anyone who may be interested in applying from your area or connect me with members you feel qualify for the role.  Applicants do have to be a GPA member and can NOT be a chapter officer while serving as a Representative.
Appplications are due by October 5, 2018 in order to get the candidate in place by the end of the calendar year. To learn more about the qualifications needed and responsibilities of the role, please visit the link below where you will find a link to the application and the manual which has lots of info about the involvement of the Representatives:
Thank you so much for your help and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions at all.

Shelley Wales
Chapter Relations Manager
Grant Professionals Association
Advancing the Profession – Certifying Professionals – Funding Professionalism

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Your GPA membership provides you with access to GrantZone – a place to participate in discussions, ask questions of other GPA members, and share resources. Each NJ Chapter member is automatically a member of the New Jersey Chapter Community. You can join other communities, like Grant Consultants, K-12 Education, Healthcare, and many more.

It’s a fantastic resource and easy to use. You can access GrantZone from the GPA website, or go directly here and enter your GPA username and password. Members can control the frequency of messages they receive (real time, daily digest, no email). If you aren’t seeing any messages, check your settings as well as your spam folder.

Get Involved!

Three or four members are needed for our Professional Development Committee: Overall goal is to set up professional conferences. the committee consists of a chair (selected by the President and Vice President to serve a 2-year term), Conference Committee Coordinator, and at least 2 ohter members-at-large. Activities can include: determining which topics are most relevant to members based on recent membership survey results; identifying persons who can present on those topics at chapter meetings, and making applicable arrangements for speakers

Two members needed for Membership Committee: Overall goal is to increase chapter membership and keep members informed of chapter news and events, etc. The Committee will meet at least two times per year. The committee consists of the Vice President, the chair (selected by the President and Vice President to serve a 2-year term) and at least one other member at-large. Activities can include:

  • building an outreach/marketing list
  • sending a welcome note to new chapter and non-chapter GPA members
  • keeping the pulse on what chapter members want out of their chapter
  • assisting the chapter President with maintaining the membership roster
  • posting information on the chapter’s social media platforms


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May 17th, 2018

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