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).