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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.

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Date: Friday, January 21, 2022
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Networking, facilitated by Dianna Pell
Topic: Connect with fellow chapter members via breakout sessions to discuss ideas, opportunities, and strategies in the grant world.
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: February 18, 2022
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Julia Ward, Administrative & Program Specialist
Topic: Grantstation
Learn more about how to make GrantStation work for your
organization. This overview tour of GrantStation is a great resource for
Members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their
Membership, and for potential Members to see GrantStation in action!
During the hour-long tour, you’ll see GrantStations many learning
resources, as well as some new tools, like The Benchmarker. We’ll also
discuss best practices for research in the interactive grant-opportunity
databases.
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: March 11, 2022
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: I=Diane Leonard and National Speakers
Topic: International Grant Professional Day
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: April 15, 2022

Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Samantha Plotino, Provident Bank Foundation
Topic: Meet the Funder
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: May 5, 2022
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: I Learn Live
Topic: via National
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: June 17, 2022

Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Facilitated by Kathie Bond
Topic: Ethics Roundtable
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: July 15, 2022

Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Lauren Swern
Topic: Identifying Foundations
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: August 19, 2022

Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Rachel Boren
Topic: Program Evaluation
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: September 16, 2022

Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Jerry Flach, Valley Bank
Topic: CRA Opportunities re: Financial Institutions
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: October 21, 2022

Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Panel discussion with winners from the GrantStation and GPA 2021 Grant Proposal Compteition
Topic: What makes a proposal truly exceptional?
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: NJGPA conference scholarship recipients
Topic: National conference highlights
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

Date: December 15, 2022

Time: 11:30 am
Place: Virtual (login information sent prior to meeting)
Presenter: Facilitated by Dianna Pell
Topic: Year-end Networking Event
Please RSVP to njchaptergpa@gmail.com

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REGION 6 REPRESENTATIVE

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.

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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! 

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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Mid Atlantic Grants Conference Photo Gallery

2019 Conference Photo Gallery

2018 Conference Photo Gallery Photo Gallery

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congratulations

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

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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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