Posted on July 17th, 2013

Please join us for a brown bag lunch (optional) and webinar from the National
Grant Professionals Association.
 
 
Crafting Grant Language to Increase Funding Success

What: Please join GPA Austin as we present this valuable webinar - an exclusive benefit typically available for members only. Crafting Grant Language to Increase Funding Success provides in-depth information and discussion about the importance of word choice to increase the clarity of a proposal. Taught by Diane H. Leonard, a grantwriting consultant with more than ten years of experience, including as a program officer for a statewide public foundation, this course will help you to be more competitive in the grant seeking process and assist you in increasing your success ratio.
 
 
 
When:            Thursday, July 18 , 2013
                         12:05- 1:00pm - Crafting Grant Language to Increase Funding Success
                         (*Board Members only – please note that we will have a Board Meeting 11:30 –      12:00 PM)
 
Where:          Regional Foundation Library
                        1st Floor of the Texas Music Museum Building
                        1009 E. 11th Street,   78702
                        Telephone: (512) 475-7373
         
Parking:        Park in the parking lot or on the neighboring street. All parking is free.
 
                                   Free to GPA members   |   $10 for non-members to attend meeting*
                                                            (cash or personal check please)

Posted on June 19th, 2013

Please join us for a brown bag lunch and exciting presentation by:

Eileen Schrandt
Project Manager for the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's Rosewood Choice Neighborhoods Planning Initiative

Please join GPA Austin for a presentation by Eileen Schrandt, Project Manager for the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s Rosewood Choice Neighborhoods Planning Initiative.  Eileen transitioned to this role in January 2013, after serving as HACA’s Grants Manager for nearly six years.  As the writer of HACA’s Rosewood Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant application, Eileen has had the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in moving a project from vision to proposal, and award to implementation.  Eileen will share some of the “do’s and don’ts” of shifting between these different roles and focus areas, what a “planning grant” really is, and how to engage diverse stakeholders for collaboration.
 
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin assists over 19,000 Austinites in nineteen developments across the city. HACA also manages the Section 8 Program that supplies over 5,000 vouchers for housing in Austin’s private rental market. For over 70 years, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin has strived to serve its residents by providing an affordable home and avenues to self-sufficiency.
 
A social worker by education, Eileen began her grant writing career during her tenure as Family Services Supervisor for the Institute for Human and Social Development, a Head Start grantee, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eileen received her GPC credential in December 2009, and holds a BA from Penn State University and an MSW from UC Berkeley. Eileen is passionate about building beneficial community partnerships, and is interested in enhancing resources for grants and social service professionals in the Austin community. Please bring your questions so that we can engage Eileen in a lively conversation about planning, writing and administering a grant.
 
When:            Thursday, June 20 , 2013
                         12:05- 1:00pm - Monthly Presentation – Eileen Schrandt
                         (*Board Members only – please note that we will have a Board Meeting  from                                    11:30–12:00 PM)
 
Where:          Regional Foundation Library
                        1st Floor of the Texas Music Museum Building
                        1009 E. 11th Street,   78702
                        Telephone: (512) 475-7373
         
Parking:        Park in the parking lot or on the neighboring street. All parking is free.
 
Free to GPA members   |   $10 for non-members to attend meeting*
                                                   (cash or personal check please)

Posted on April 5th, 2013


Please join us for a brown bag lunch (optional) and exciting presentation by:
Adrienne Longenecker, CFRE
Chief Advancement Officer, Emancipet 

What:
Please join GPA Austin for a presentation by Adrienne Longenecker, CFRE. Adrienne is the Chief Advancement Officer for Emancipet and is currently the Vice President of Resource Development for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter. Prior to joining Emancipet, Adrienne was the Chief Development Officer at the Capital Area Food Bank. Adrienne will speak about her extensive experience leading development programs and the role of grants in comprehensive fundraising plans. This is a great opportunity to learn from a seasoned fundraising generalist. What does your boss want to see in your annual grant plans? What is the best way to engage them in the grants process and be a valuable member of your development team? How is a larger fundraising plan developed? Bring your questions for a lively discussion about the development field.

When
Thursday, April 18, 2013
12:05- 1:00pm - Monthly Presentation – Adrienne Longenecker, CFRE
(*Board Members only – please note that we will have a Board Meeting 11:30 – 12:00 PM)

Where
Regional Foundation Library
1st Floor of the Texas Music Museum Building
1009 E. 11th Street, 78702
Telephone: (512) 475-7373

Parking
Park in the parking lot or on the neighboring street. All parking is free.
Free to GPA members | $10 for non-members to attend meeting* (cash or personal check please)
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Posted on February 1st, 2013

Community Dashboard and
Indicators Useful to Proposal Developers
With Vanessa Sarria, Executive Director, CAN

What: Please join GPA Austin for a presentation on the Community Dashboard (key socio- economic indicators for Travis and surrounding counties). Improve your ability to demonstrate need, assets, and resources (or lack thereof) in your grant proposals.
 
Vanessa Sarria, Executive Director of CAN, has served in this role since 2007. One of CAN’s key strategies is to be an information clearinghouse for current research, key data and community well-being indicators. Ms. Sarria will be speaking about the Community Dashboard and Strategic Framework for Action and how these tools serve as a resource for Austin grantwriters. CAN is a consortium of government agencies and public/private partnerships working together to improve the social, health, educational and economic strength of the community. 
 
Ms. Sarria is a community leader serving on the Board of Envision Central Texas and as President of the National Association of Planning Councils. She has worked for agencies including Workforce Solutions – Capital Area, Austin Travis County Health and Human Services Department, Montgomery County United Way, Austin/Travis County Integral Care, National Public Health and Hospital Institute, and the National Association of Public Hospitals. Ms. Sarria received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Public Administration at Syracuse University.
 
When: Thursday, February 21st, 2013
12:05- 1:00pm - Monthly Presentation – with Vanessa Sarria
(*Board Members only – please note that we will have a Board Meeting 11:30 – 12:00 PM)
 
Where: Regional Foundation Library
2nd Floor of the Texas Music Museum Building
1009 E. 11th Street, 78702
Telephone: (512) 475-7373
 
Parking: Park in the parking lot or on the neighboring street. All parking is free.
 
Free to GPA members | $10 for non-members to attend meeting* (cash or personal check)
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Posted on September 25th, 2011

Nominations are now being accepted for the following officer positions for the Board of Directors of the Austin-Central Texas Area Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA): President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Recruitment Chair, Webmaster, Program Chair, and two At-Large Board positions. Members may nominate other members, or may self-nominate for any position for which he/she has an interest in serving. The nomination period is September 23-30, 2011, and may be made by email to the current secretary, Malisa DiGiacomo.

Following the nomination period, the ballot, listing the candidates for each position, will be sent by email to all members. Members can respond electronically to the Secretary in confidence. The election for the 2012 Board of Directors will be finalized by the end of October 2011. The term for the elected officers is one year, beginning on January 1, 2012. Newly-elected, non-incumbent officers will receive guidance from the outgoing officers regarding the responsibilities of their new positions prior to the beginning of their term.

Job functions are outlined as follows:

PRESIDENT: The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Chapter. The President shall supervise and control the affairs of the Chapter and the activities of the officers. The President shall perform all duties related to his/her office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the GPA Articles of Incorporation, National Bylaws and Chapter Bylaws, or which may be prescribed from time to time by the National Board of Directors. The President shall serve as the Chair and preside over all meetings of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and at Chapter meetings. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by Bylaws, the President shall, in the name of the Chapter, execute such deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, checks, or other instruments which may from time to time be authorized by the Officers on behalf of the Chapter.

VICE PRESIDENT: In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform all the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions on, the President. The Vice President shall have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, by the GPA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or as may be prescribed by the Officers on behalf of the Chapter. The Vice President oversees membership files, announcement of chapter meetings, and other communication functions with Chapter Members, other Board Members, and the National GPA organization.

SECRETARY: The Secretary shall certify and keep the original or a copy of the Bylaws as amended or otherwise altered to date, and maintain minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, if applicable, and Chapter meetings. Minutes shall be kept according to recognized published rules of procedure adopted by the Board. The Secretary shall see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws or as required by law. In general, the Secretary will perform all duties related to the Office of the Secretary and such other duties as may he required by law, by the GPA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or which may be assigned to her/him from time to time by the Board of Directors.

TREASURER: Subject to the provisions of the Association's Bylaws, the Treasurer shall be responsible for all funds and securities of the Chapter, and deposit all such funds in the name of the Chapter in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the Officers. The Treasurer will receive, and give receipt for, money due and payable to the Chapter from any source whatsoever and disburse, or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the Chapter as may be directed by the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements. The Treasurer shall keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the Chapter's properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, and losses. The Treasurer shall further exhibit at all reasonable times the books of account and financial records to any Officer and prepare financial statements to be included in any required reports. In general, the Treasurer will perform all duties related to the office of the Treasurer and such other duties as may be required by law, by the GPA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or which may be assigned to her/him from time to time by the Board of Directors.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: The Immediate Past President shall serve in an advisory capacity to the President, and may temporarily assume the duties of the President should both the President and Vice President be unavailable. This position is not subject to election, but will be assumed for one year by the most recent outgoing President. The Immediate Past President shall serve as an Officer of the Board.

Note: The President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Secretary and Treasurer comprise the Executive Committee.

PROGRAM CHAIR: The Program Chair is responsible for coordinating professional growth and development programming for the Chapter membership. Programming shall follow skill tracks that GPA outlines for its annual conference, and also include speakers of local note and expertise. Duties include: securing speaker(s), securing location, obtaining speaker(s)’ biography/résumé, and providing this information to the Vice President for distribution to the membership. The Program Chair introduces the speaker at events, moderates discussions, and provides written thank-you acknowledgements after the event. In general, the Program Chair will perform all duties related to the office of the Program Chair and such other duties as may be required by law, by the GPA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or which may be assigned to her/him from time to time by the Board of Directors.

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT CHAIR (MEMBERSHIP CHAIR): The Membership Chair is responsible for outreach functions in support of building local membership. He/she will identify prospective members, maintain and/or share contact information with the Vice President for upcoming meeting announcements, and plan and oversee special events held specifically for the recruitment of new members. In general, the Membership Chair will perform all duties related to the office of the Membership Chair and such other duties as may be required by law, by the GPA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or which may be assigned to her/him from time to time by the Board of Directors.

WEBMASTER: The Webmaster is responsible for maintaining the local Chapter’s website. He/she will post meeting announcements and other notices to members and prospective members. The Webmaster will be capable of updating the webpage and maintaining linkages between the National GPA organization, as well as other linkages that may be applied in the future. In general, the Webmaster will perform all duties related to the office of the Webmaster and such other duties as may be required by law, by the GPA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or which may be assigned to her/him from time to time by the Board of Directors. Minimal technical knowledge is required to perform this function.

AT-LARGE BOARD POSITIONS: The Members At-Large shall serve as Board members to take on other duties as determined and assigned by the President. In general, these officers will perform all duties incident to the office of Member At-Large and such other duties as may be required by law, by the GPA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or which may be assigned to her/him from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Qualification for all positions: must be a GPA member in good standing, and current in both local and national dues.


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