Thank you to everyone who attended our 2021 Mid Atlantic Virtual Grants Conference

Special Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, The Grunin Foundation

We also wish to thank the Princeton Area Community Foundation, Valley National Bank and GPCI for their generous support.


Upcoming Chapter Meetings 

Please mark your calendar
Until further notice, our meetings will take place virtually.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.  Be safe.


NJGPA presents our 2021 Professional Development Speaker Series for everyone involved with the grants process. The June, September and October workshops will be presented virtually, and are FREE and open to the public (not just GPA members).

Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Scott Scala
Topic: Case Statements
This presentation will help grant professionals enhance their current skill-sets, while ridding themselves of less effective writing habits and learning more competitive methods for grant proposal development. The presentation will inform participants on articulating a compelling case statement that speaks to the most essential content areas required to build the ‘go-to’, master grant document from which almost any grant may be written.
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – PLEASE NOTE TIME
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Vu Le, Vu Le writes the blog NonprofitAF.com. He is the founder and former executive director RVC, a leadership and capacity building organization focused on supporting leaders and organizations of color.
Topic: Harmful Funding Practices and How You Can Break Free
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Time: 12:30 PM  – PLEASE NOTE TIME
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Diane Leonard, GPC – Founder, DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services
Diane is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association. Diane has personally secured more than $80 million dollars since founding DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006 in competitive grant funds for its clients. When not working with her team on grant applications for clients, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.
Topic: Effective Pre-Planning for Grant Applications
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Gerry Flach, Valley National Bank
Topic: Financial Institutions: Community Reinvestment Act
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: TBD
Topic: TBD
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com



Chrissy Demarco, MSM, CFRE from New Jersey is the Region 6 Representative for GPA!
Regional Representatives work closely with National and the chapter leaders by:
  • Acting as a liaison with Headquarters and direct chapters to resources.
  • Sharing successful chaptering practices among chapters.
  • Sharing best practices from other chapters, monitoring chapter activity and attendance, and acting as a support system for new chapter officers.
  • Attending and assisting at the Chapter Leader meetings at the Annual Conference and the April Leader Conference each year with attendance and some costs covered by GPA.


Get Connected – GRANTZONE

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! 

Join our Professional Development Committee: Overall goal is to set up professional workshops and conferences.  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 and helping out with our annual grants conference.

Join our Membership Committee: Overall goal is to increase chapter membership and keep members informed of chapter news and events, etc. The Committee meets approximately 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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Join us in celebrating our 15th year as a Grants Professional Association chapter

Special thanks to founding and current members:

Stacey Abate
Linda Dandridge
Dana Wilson



NJGPA Chapter received the First Place national award for the most recruited in 2019  for a LARGE size chapter.

AND in 2018 our Chapter was awarded First Place for most retained AND recruited members in a medium size chapter. We are growing and we couldn’t have done it without you!CPR-Badge-Design---Member-Retention---Medium-Chapter---1st---New-JerseyCPR-Badge-Design---Member-Recruitment---Medium-Chapter---1st---New-Jerseyredline

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