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.



We are proud to announce the NJGPA Chapter has  received the First Place national award for the most recruited in 2019  for a LARGE size chapter.

AND in 2018 were 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!


Upcoming Chapter Meetings 

Please mark your calendar


Date: August 21
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Topic: Networking and Nosh (bring your own lunch).
Virtual Zoom meeting. Join us for a light hearted summer social meeting to catch up since the Corona virus hit. Some ice breaker exercises. Who has a new job? Who is looking for work? Who has good, bad, and ugly COVID19 stories they would like to share (work or personal)? Grant award announcements. Consultant survival tips during COVID.  Resources to share. Ideas for future virtual meetings and 2021 Conference are welcome!
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: October 16, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Workshop Topic: Grant Project Management Software Resource Updates
Webinar –Creating Transformative Change with Limited Resources: The People Behind the Processes

Presentation Description: In under a year, Liberty University’s Office of Sponsored Programs tripled its grant portfolio-with just three staff members and no increases to the operating budget. Join Amanda Neese, as she shares their story about how simple process changes at both the leadership and staff levels transformed her office, as well as tactical advice for how you can change the grants landscape at your institution, too.

Networking – 2:00-2:30 (optional)

Location: Note: This will be moved to a virtual format if needed.

Middlesex County College
West Hall
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ 08818
Building: TBD
Passes will be emailed to members.  Print and place on dashboard of your car.  The parking pass includes a campus map. If you forget to print, go to campus police station (has a drive through) and request a parking pass. The email pass allows you to park in staff or student parking.





GPA NJ is proud to announce that Chrissy Demarco, MSM, CFRE from New Jersey will be serving as the new Region 6 Representative for GPA!
Regional Representatives work closely with National 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.


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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