SW Ohio Regional Grant Conference

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Registration Is Now Open!

 

What:     SW Ohio Regional Grant Conference            

“Start Your Engines: Power up your Grants!”

When:     Friday May 31st, 2019                 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Where:    Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Why:       Keynote Speaker – Johna Rodgers, GPC 

Skill-building workshops/ Network with other grant professionals!

Cost:       $99 for GPA Members/$119 after May 1st

$129 for non-members/$149 after May 1st

Presenters:   Please check our website for updates as they become available!

Lunch and continental breakfast included.

Parking available on-site. Continuing education will be available for CPC, GPC, CFRE and CPEs. Please bring cash for a Miami Valley themed gift basket raffle!

April 2019 Chapter Meeting

Logic Models: A Grant Writer’s #1 Program Planning Tool!

Join us on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 for our monthly meeting focusing on Logic Models! Program planning is an essential part of the grant writing process and there are many tools in the grant writer’s toolbox for program planning, including logic models.  However, many grant writers are confused by logic model terminology and the overall logic model framework. Different logic models utilize contradicting terminology, adding unnecessary confusion.  When used properly, logic models can be a grant writer’s number one tool for program planning!   This session demystifies logic models by clarifying logic model terminology, the appropriate use of logic models, and how to utilize logic models to give proposals a competitive advantage.  Taught in an interactive format, examples will be provided to connect the formal lessons to real world programming experiences.

Speaker Information: Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC Andrea Hoff is the Director of Prevention & Early Intervention at the ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County.  Andrea has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years, is certified in the State of Ohio as a substance abuse prevention consultant (OCPC), is the Past President of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio (ADAPAO), and is a certified Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor.  Andrea is also a certified grants professional with almost 20 years of experience in fundraising. Prior to leaving the nonprofit world, she worked as the Vice President of Grants Administration & Quality Assurance, giving her experience in both grants management and program evaluations. For the last 12 years, she has worked for governmental funding agencies that distribute funding for local health and human services agencies and organizations.  In this role, Andrea provides technical assistance to grantees to secure and manage grants and improve program evaluation processes.  Andrea’s unique background gives her the ability to speak from the perspective of both the grant seeker and the grant maker. Andrea is also the past President of the Grant Professionals Association of the Miami Valley, Ohio Chapter and holds a Grant Professional Certification (GPC).  She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Dayton.

Meetings are held in the Community Room at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue in Dayton, OH. Enter at the Friends & Family Entrance and Stop at the Information Desk for Directions.

**Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday, March 28th will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

March 2019 Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, March 19, please join us for another engaging chapter meeting for the Grant Professionals Association of the Miami Valley!

We have changed locations to the Hospice of Dayton site at 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420.

Stay tuned for more information on this wonderful opportunity to connect with other fundraisers and grant professionals in the Greater Dayton region!

Our meetings always begin at noon with a delicious lunch.  The cost is $12 for members and $20 for guests.

February 2019 Chapter Meeting

Grant Professional Certification: Become a GPC!

Have you been curious about the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential? Join us on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to learn all you need to know about THE credential for the grants profession. The GPC certification is based on rigorous standards and ongoing research to meet real-world demands of grant professionals. GPC-credentialed grant professionals demonstrate excellence in the grants profession and, on average, report higher earnings than those without the credential. Join Belinda Orrill, GPC, Andrea Hoff, GPC, and Ericka Harney, GPC in learning:

  • What is the GPC?
  • Why earn the GPC and the value of having a credential.
  • Competencies tested.
  • Application process.
  • Exam studying options.
  • What to expect with the exam.
  • And more!

Gain insights into the process from those who have lived it and consider making GPC one of your 2019 professional career goals. This meeting could be your first step to getting your credential. *Please note our new location: The Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420

Speaker Information:

Belinda Orrill is employed by Ohio’s Hospice as a prospect management analyst/grants specialist and is a Certified Grant Professional (GPC). She has served on the Ethics Committee and the Chapter Advisory Committee for GPA National and is Past-President of the Miami Valley Ohio Chapter. Belinda is an accomplished grant writer with more than 16 years of experience and attributes her success to her passion for the field.

Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC  is the Director of Prevention & Early Intervention at the ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County.  Andrea is a certified grants professional with almost 20 years of experience in fundraising. Andrea’s unique background gives her the ability to speak from the perspective of both the grant seeker and the grant maker. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Dayton.

Ericka Harney is an 18-year veteran of the nonprofit and education sectors, fulfilling a passion for women and girl’s success along the way. Ericka has served as an international representative for the US, raised millions in funds for great missions, and co-founded a social enterprise. Ericka is sharing her knowledge and thrives on helping others at ErickaHarney.com, a regular keynote and session speaker, finishing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, and continues a life mission of improving the soft skills of all professionals.

**Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday, January 31st will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

January 2019 Chapter Meeting

Updated January Meeting: GPA Conference Chats @ Madison Lakes with Ericka Harney & Scholarship Recipients

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the speaker and location for January’s GPAMVO meeting has changed! Please, join us at Madison Lakes to hear Ericka Harney speak on attending last year’s GPA National Conference in Chicago. She’ll be discussing the presentation she gave, the benefits of attending the conference and opportunities for members to join in on the fun. Conference scholarship recipients will also be sharing their experiences and their takeaways. We’ll be taking questions, so be sure to join us for this exciting talk! Speaker Information: Ericka Harney is an 18-year veteran of the nonprofit and education sectors, fulfilling a passion for women and girl’s success along the way. Ericka has served as an international representative for the US, raised millions in funds for great missions, and co-founded a social enterprise. She has been a contributing author for industry publications and a guest on several business blogs and podcasts. Ericka is sharing her knowledge and thrives on helping others at ErickaHarney.com, a regular keynote and session speaker, finishing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, and continues a life mission of improving the soft skills of all professionals.  Other scholarship recipients to attend the GPA National Conference will also be speaking. **Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday, January 3rd will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

WHERE? ==UPDATED LOCATION== Madison Lakes 581 Olive Rd Dayton, OH 45417

December Chapter Meeting

Eat That Frog: Powerful Productivity

Join us on Tuesday, December 4 and learn to work smarter—not harder.  Learn how to start your day, stop procrastinating, make priorities, reduce stress, increase productivity and control your space.  Powerful strategies you can use TODAY to manage your life BETTER!

 Some of our topics will include: 

1.)  Starting Your Day
2.)  Stop Procrastinating
3.)  Making Priorities
4.)  Increasing Productivity
5.)  Ending Your Day

We will have handouts, a drawing for a free organizing product along with a recipe for Frog Eye Salad!  GPAMVO will also have the drawing for their raffle basket. This is sure to be a fun and productive meeting so please join us as we close out 2018!

Speaker Information:
Tami Doling is a Professional Organizer and Motivational Speaker.  Her company, Silver Lining Organizers, LLC, is dedicated to helping people live healthier, happier lives by getting organized!  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication from Wright State University.  She is a regular guest on Living Dayton / WTDN and has appeared on FOX 45 News.  She also writes a Blog for DaytonParentMagazine.com and conducts Organizing Classes for the Dayton Metro Libraries and the Kettering Recreation Center, as well as private groups including Goodwill / Easter Seals, Christ United Methodist Church, MOMs Groups, WilmerHale, Eastway Behavioral Healthcare, Keller Williams Realty, US Bank, Dayton’s WiBN, Kelley & Co., the Marsh & McLennan Agency, the Grant Professionals Associations and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Over the years, Tami has discovered the power of less:  Do Less – Get More Done!  Her goal is to give you strategies and tips to organize your spaces and give you the skills you need to stay organized.  There is Power in Simplicity!

“Organization is about facing our “clutter” and making the decision to get back to the things that are really important:  our families, our children, our friends, our relationships.” 
– Tami Doling, Professional Organizer

Find more about Silver Lining Organizers on Facebook and Pinterest at
Silver Lining Organizers and at www.SilverLiningOrganizers.com

**Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday, November 29th will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

 

November Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, November 6, please join us for Grant Management Tips & Tricks: “Harnessing the Madness” presented by Ashley Clayton.

How does your organization write and manage grants? Is it a team effort or a lone wolf endeavor? Ashley will discuss a top down approach of how the Juvenile Court approaches grants and the grant life cycle as a team. The presentation will cover how to assemble a grant writing team, how to set yourself up for success upon receiving a grant award, some tips and tricks for ongoing grant maintenance and closing out an award. This is sure to be an exciting session filled with ideas and ways to further tweak your own grant writing and maintenance approach. We learn better when we work together. Sign up today!

Speaker Information: Ashley Clayton is a Grant Coordinator/Planner at Montgomery County Juvenile Court in Dayton, Ohio. She has worked in juvenile justice for the past five years, helping the Court to receive millions of dollars in local, state and federal funding. Ashley is passionate about helping community youth and families and is proud to work at one of the leading juvenile courts in the State of Ohio.

**Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday, November 1st will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

October Chapter Meeting

On October 2, 2018, please join us for “Part II: Using Evaluation Processes to Organize Your Project!”

If you enjoyed September’s session of discussing program evaluation, then join us in October as we are digging even deeper! We will be having a panel of three veteran grant professionals to discuss the ins and outs of grant evaluation. Expect brainstorming and group discussion as we consider how best to approach grant evaluation and organization. This will be an interactive session. Everyone, please bring your program ideas with you. The panel will work together on developing outcomes, goals and evaluation. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions, contribute to discussion and grow in your understanding of grant organization!

Speaker Information: Speakers will include Linda Butler of Butler Consulting, Andrea Hoff, Director of Prevention and Early Intervention Division of Montgomery County ADAMHS and Christy Bugher, Director of Darke County United Way.

**Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday, September 27th will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

September Chapter Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 for our presentation, ““Using Evaluation Processes to Organize Your Project !”
This session will focus on how program evaluation can serve as the key organizing tool for your project during the writing and implementation phases. This session will discuss how theories of change, logic models, driver diagrams (as used for continuous quality improvement), and dashboards for data reporting are the critical components to include in planning and implementing successful projects. This will include both high-level discussion and specific examples.   

Speaker Bio: Amy Jomantas is the author or co-author of grant applications, community plans, and proposals awarded more than $60 million in funding from local, state, federal government as well as local and national foundations, and has considerable experience in managing the implementation of these projects in housing development, human services, behavioral health, and education.  Ms. Jomantas has a Masters in Counseling from Wright State University and serves as an adjunct instructor for the School of Public and International Affairs at Wright State.  She has worked as a consultant for the organizations like Learn to Earn Dayton, various ADAMHS Boards, and the Ross and Ruth Downing Family Foundation as well as a trainer for the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Development, Ohio Governor’s Community Services Council, Ohio CDC Association and other state-level entities.  She also has served as an administrator and clinician for 38 years in the greater Dayton area.

August Chapter Meeting

The Other Side of the Application: Become a Peer Reviewer. This session provides insights on how to become a reviewer and the processes once selected. Even though each funding agency is different, this session will explore how you become a reviewer, what to expect with the process and what to glean from the experience. Take your grant professional career to the next level by serving as a reviewer!

Grant professionals attending this workshop will leave having learned:

  • Where federal agencies post reviewer information
  • Requirements for reviewers
  • How to become registered for reviewer pools
  • Training and conference call requirements
  • Roles within the review process
  • What a review panel is tasked with
  • What to expect once placed on a panel
  • Time table for the work
  • Compensation for reviewers
  • Ethics and confidentiality in grant reviews

Presenter Bio

Ericka Harney is an 18-year veteran of the nonprofit and education sectors, fulfilling a passion for women and girl’s success along the way. Ericka has served as an international representative for the US, raised millions in funds for great missions, and co-founded a social enterprise. She has been a contributing author for industry publications and a guest on several business blogs and podcasts. Ericka is sharing her knowledge and thrives on helping others at ErickaHarney.com, a regular keynote and session speaker, finishing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, and continues a life mission of improving the soft skills of all professionals.

 

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