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SAVE THE DATE 2021

The Annual Mid Atlantic Grants Conference
will be held virtually on May 21, 2021.
Please see updates at  Mid Atlantic Grants Conference 

Click HERE to REGISTER NOW!

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We are happy to announce our slate of officers for 2021! Congratulations!

President: Dianna Pell
Vice President: Stacey Abate
Secretary: Kathie Bond
Treasurer: Chrissy DeMarco
Members-at-Large: Pat Bruder, Diane Scarangella
Past President: Dana Wilson

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Upcoming Chapter Meetings 

Please mark your calendar

Dear Members,
Until further notice, our meetings will take place virtually.
Please refer to our list of COVID-19 grant resources and information for non-profits –
Thank you for your understanding and patience.  Be safe.

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Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Carolyn Weaver, Cardno, Christina Gaetano, NJDEA, Stacey Abate, Rutgers Writing Program faculty, Patricia Bruder, Linchpin Solutions
Topic: Nontraditional Grant Career Pathways
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

May 21, 2021 – Virtual NJGPA Mid Atlantic Regional Grants Virtual Conference
Please see updates at  Mid Atlantic Grants Conference 

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Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: TBD
Topic: Pending: Grants 101: Introduction to Grant Writing
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com


Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: David Lindeman
Topic: The Next Step in Your Career: Pursuing Your GPC!
Ready to take the next step in your career and earn the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential? Learn about the application and exam processes and benefits of the nationally accredited GPC. We will cover basic information to successfully prepare for the credential, including eligibility and application requirements, exam components, where you can take the exam, and how to maintain the credential.
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com


Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: TBD
Topic: TBD
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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: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: TBD
Topic: TBD
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com


Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: TBD
Topic: TBD
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

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REGION 6 REPRESENTATIVE

GPA NJ is proud to announce that Chrissy Demarco, MSM, CFRE from New Jersey is serving as the new 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.

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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!

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 other 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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Mid Atlantic Grants Conference Photo Gallery

2019 Conference Photo Gallery

2018 Conference Photo Gallery Photo Gallery

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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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