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.

 

June Chapter Meeting

Join us Tuesday, June 5th, 2018, as we host Shelley Wales, GPA Chapter Relations Manager, for a webinar presentation on GPA member benefits and how to access them online. We will take a look at how to navigate your online account, the members-only side of the GPA website along with your chapter’s community in GrantZone.

The members-only side also includes access to GrantStation, a web platform with tools to FIND new grant sources, how to BUILD a strong grant-seeking program and how to WRITE winning grant proposals.

This webinar will help you WIN grant awards to fund your mission and also help you take advantage of GPA membership benefits. Sign up today!

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

May Chapter Meeting

 

“Implications for Charitable Giving Under New Tax Laws”

Come learn more and delve into the expected and unexpected outcomes of the new tax laws – both to individuals to whom we may write proposals or to corporate, private, community, and family foundations. Our lovely speakers are Joseph (Joe) Baldasare – Chief Development Officer and Michelle Lovely – Vice President of Development, both of the Dayton Foundation.

Joining The Dayton Foundation in 2016, Michelle Lovely has 23 years of customer relationship management, business development and banking, and wealth advisory experience. She was previously employed as vice president of Private Banking for The Huntington National Bank.

A lifelong Preble County resident, Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University. She’s also a very active community volunteer and has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and committees, including The American Heart Association Board, which she became involved with when her brother passed away from heart disease at the age of 25.

As vice president of Development, Michelle is responsible for overseeing fund development and gift planning activities.

Joining The Dayton Foundation in 2001, Joseph (Joe) B. Baldasare, CFRE, has over 30 years of not-for-profit organization management experience. Joe also has earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation by Certified Fund Raising Executive International.

As Chief Development Officer, Joe is responsible for fund development and gift planning activities.

Joe is a native of Dayton and has a M.S. in rehabilitation administration from DePaul University and a B.A. in education from The Ohio State University.

This will be a very informative session and space is limited, so secure your seat today! We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Please indicate your restriction on the registration form.  **Please note, no-shows and cancellations after Thursday, April 26th will be invoiced for the meeting fee ($12/members and $20/guests).

 

 

April Chapter Meeting

“Five Foolproof Ways to Talk with Funders”

Communicating with funders can be daunting! Taking our professional relationships to the next level can be a scary and unnerving venture.     Carol Prewitt, Civility and Etiquette Coach/Consultant, can help you put your best foot forward in any situation. Gain confidence as you learn these five (5) best practices in communicating with funders. Be sure to attend this special presentation in April.      Carol Prewitt is a native of Dayton, Ohio. As President of Prewitt Consulting LLC, she consults in the areas of Civility Training, Etiquette and Business Protocol. Her affiliations and community involvement are numerous including IAPC Ambassador of Civility; The Institute for Civility in Government; Toastmasters International; and BBB/Women in Business Networking (WiBN). In addition, Carol has served as Vice Chairman of Daybreak Board of Trustees, board member of Omega Community Development Corporation; past President, Emergency Housing Coalition; Co-founder and former board member of Clothes That Work; and former board member of the Area Agency on Aging. This will be another great session and space is limited, so secure your seat today! We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Please indicate your restriction on the registration form.

March Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, March 6, speaker Dr. Cassie B. Barlow will discuss the importance of relationships in any business as well as how to build a powerful relationship network. Cassie Barlow is the Director of Aerospace Professional Development at the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE). Her focus is on developing the defense workforce of the next generation. Dr. Barlow is a distinguished graduate of Georgetown University. Most recently, she was the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, where she was in command of one of the largest air base wings in the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air Force military and civilian, and employees.

 

 

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