January 2020 Chapter Meeting

Dayton Foundation Meet & Greet: (@ The Dayton Foundation)  

Join us on Tuesday, January 7th to see The Dayton Foundation’s new building! We’ll be having a tour, lunch and a presentation regarding the foundation and all the great work they do for our community. This is a great networking opportunity and a chance to get to know your Dayton neighbors. Registration spots are limited, so register today. We hope to see you there!

**Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday January 2nd will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

Click here to register: https://www.grantprofessionals.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=1/7/2020&eventid=506

Meeting will be held in the main conference room in The Dayton Foundation offices, 1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, OH. Park behind the building and come in the main entrance.

On the January menu: Lunch is being graciously provided by The Dayton Foundation and will be served in the conference room.  * If you have specialized dietary needs, please consider bringing your lunch as we are not always able to accommodate.

Tentative Future Topics/Events • February 4th: GPA National Conference Presenters • March 3rd: Meet the Funders Panel

GPAMVO meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. We normally meet in the Community Room at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue in Dayton, OH.  See you there!

December 2019 Chapter Meeting

December Holiday Party:

(@ Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton) — Raffle, Charity Drive & Free Membership Drawing– Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd to hear from speaker Dr. Hunter Phillips Goodman & associates, Executive Director of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community at the University of Dayton. This meeting is FREE for GPAMVO chapter members! We’ll also be drawing a free membership, along with pulling the winner for our Dayton Fun Raffle basket.

Bring socks/hats/gloves for the charity drive, cash for the raffle and be ready to have some fun! Free for GPAMVO Chapter Members/$10 for guests.    **Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Wednesday, November 27th will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

Click here to register: https://www.grantprofessionals.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=11/5/2019&eventid=487

Meeting will be 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.

On the December menu: Lunch is being graciously catered by Olive Garden. There will be delicious pasta, breadsticks and salad.  * If you have specialized dietary needs, please consider bringing your lunch as we are not always able to accommodate.

Tentative Future Topics/Events • January 7th: The Dayton Foundation Meet, Greet & Office Tour • February 4th: GPA National Conference Presenters • March 3rd: Meet the Funders Panel

GPAMVO meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.. See you there!

November 2019 Chapter Meeting

Compression Planning

Join us on Tuesday, November 5th, at BRIXX to actively engage in Compression Planning lead by Linda G. Butler, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S, senior fundraiser and grant professional (and founder of MVGPA!) Experience the power of Compression Planning and how you can use this successful process for collaborative proposal development!

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

Click here to register: https://www.grantprofessionals.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=11/5/2019&eventid=487

WHERE? Brixx Ice Company Restaurant 500 East 1st St, Dayton, OH 45402 ==Second Floor Meeting Room==

On the November menu: Lunch is being graciously catered by Brixx Ice. Company restaurant. Please see registration form for order options. ~*~ If you have specialized dietary needs, please consider bringing your lunch as we are not always able to accommodate.

Tentative Future Topics/Events • Dec. 3rd: GPAMVO Holiday Party w/Strengths & Personality Inventory • January 7th: The Dayton Foundation Meet, Greet & Office Tour • February 4th: GPA National Conference Presenters • March 3rd: Meet the Funders Panel

GPAMVO meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.. See you there!

SEPTEMBER 2019 CHAPTER MEETING

Common Grant Application Mistakes:

(@ Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton)

THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED. PLEASE JOIN US ON OCTOBER 1, 2019 FOR OUR NEXT MEETING!

Join us on Tuesday, September 3rd as we hear from grant professionals on how to avoid common grant application mistakes that can make the difference between your application being funded or being put on the slush pile. Use their tips, tricks and advice to strengthen your next grant request. This is sure to be an informative session so register today!

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

WHERE? Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton 324 Wilmington Avenue Dayton, OH 45420 ==Community Room== Enter at the Friends & Family Entrance Stop at the Information Desk for Direction & Sign-In Free parking available on site.

On the September menu: Flatbread pizza, salad, cookies and water with lemons. ~~~ Lunch is being graciously catered by Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. If you have specialized dietary needs, please consider bringing your lunch as we are not always able to accommodate.

Tentative Future Topics/Events   • Oct 1st: Federal Grants   • Nov. 5th: Dayton Metro Library Outing   • Dec. 3rd: GPAMVO Holiday Party w/Strengths & Personality Inventory GPAMVO meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.. See you there!

August 2019 Chapter Meeting

The Art of Budgets: (@ Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton)

Join us on Tuesday, August 6th as we hear grant veteran Ericka Harney speak on how to develop strong grant budgets that support and mirror your narrative proposals. Use her tips, tricks and advice for your next grant application and learn how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. This is sure to be an informative session so register today! 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. **Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday, May 2nd at 4:00 p.m. will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

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, August 1st at 4:00 p.m. will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER! https://www.grantprofessionals.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=8/6/2019&eventid=438

 

May 2019 Chapter Meeting

Consulting 101: The In’s and Out’s of Successful Grant Consulting
(@ Vandalia Library)

Are you a grant professional who has considered getting into consulting? Are you not sure where to begin or who to talk to? Does the idea of becoming a consultant fill you with more questions than answers? Come join on us Tuesday May 7th as grant veteran Linda Butler takes us through her journey and experiences on becoming a successful consultant. With over 45 years of work experience to share, with lessons learned along the way, this session is perfect for anyone wanting to learn a little bit more about this profession. Come with questions as we enter into Consulting: 101!

GPAMVO is celebrating 15 years as a GPA chapter! Come join us in Membership May to learn about becoming a member and possible discounts if you’re joining the chapter for the first time!

Speaker Information: Linda Gatten Butler

President of Butler Consulting since 1994, specializing in grant seeking, training and managing services, with 45+ years of clinical, administrative and fundraising experience in both the private and public sectors with over 200 nonprofit, for-profit and public agencies nationwide. Linda has authored several publications, and taught social work and/or fundraising classes. Her training experience is extensive with over twenty topics offered locally, regionally and nationally. In 2014, Linda was honored as the NASW “Social Worker of the Year” for Ohio’s Region 7. As an entrepreneur, author, trainer, teacher, social worker, mother, spouse, singer, ringer, mentor, consultant and founder, Linda feels blessed to serve others at Butler-Consulting.com.

**Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday, May 2nd at 4:00 p.m. will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

WHERE? ==Different Location for May!==
Vandalia Library Community Room
330 South Dixie Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
–free parking on site–

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER!

https://www.grantprofessionals.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=5/7/2019&eventid=384

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).

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