Breakfast Meetings/Seminars

Members of the Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson meet quarterly to discuss a different topic of interest to members. Meetings typically take place on the last Tuesday of January, April, July and October from 8:30-10:00am. (See below for upcoming meeting details.)


Meeting locations rotate and are announced via e-blast or on this

website.  Past topics have included:

- Structuring Your Consulting Business
- Evaluations and the Role in Grant Writing
- Everything you Wanted to Know About Registering with the New York State Charities Bureau and Becoming a GPC (Grant Professionals Certification)
- Is Government Funding Right for You? 

- Friendraising Before Fundraising

- Creating Compelling Budgets

- Demystifying the Foundation Directory Online

- How to Make a Grant Reviewer Exclaim “WOW!”
- On-line Grant Applications

- Writing a Winning Corporate Grant

- Telling your Story: Reaching the Hearts of Donors and Foundations through Grant Writing (ADO Workshop, Roundtable Discussion, Networking and Luncheon Panel)

- What Can You Learn From a 990?

- Mastering Logic Models

- Grant Challenges and how the experts handle them

- Cultivation: How to Build Lasting Relationships with Grant Makers

- Time and project Management Skills

- Grant Challenges and How the Experts Handle Them

- The Grant Writing - Social Media Connection

- Resources to make your job easier

- Online Applications

- Consolidated Funding Application/Process

- Ethics in Grantsmanship

- CDBG Funding

- Grant Seeking

For topic, speaker and location information, call: (914) 248-1112.

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Join us at our next meeting


Measuring Impact

Guest Speaker: Alison Paul, Consultant


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

8:15 am – networking

8:45-9:45am – presentation/Q&A

Westchester Jewish Community Services

845 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603


The meeting is free for members; non-members pay $25.

Not a member?  See attached membership application.


Or GPLH will credit the guest fee toward your membership if you join within a few weeks of attending the meeting. 


RSVP by Monday April 17 to Carol Nordgren- at

(O) 914-232-4952, (C) 914-815-5464


We will define the terms seen on so many grant applications – inputs, outputs, outcomes, impact, and results. We will take examples from the group about challenges faced in describing and measuring impact.  We hope to answer these questions:


·         How can we measure and describe what our organization is doing and accomplishing? 

·         How can we add measures when we are not presented with clear data? 

·         What information do different data collection tools tell us?

·         How can we craft a compelling argument that will communicate to a funder that our work is meaningful and measurable?


About our Presenter:

Alison Paul is a fundraising consultant and freelance grant writer. She has written grants for the arts, advocacy, children, the environment, human services and more.  She was a grant writer for 10 years at the public schools of the Tarrytowns, raising over $12 million. As Executive Director of the Pelham Art Center she was involved in all aspects of fundraising and management. She worked previously as Director of Education at the South Street Seaport Museum and The Hudson River Museum. She currently teaches a grant writing class at Westchester Community College and taught a museum education course in the Graduate Art Department of The College of New Rochelle. She is a co-founder of MusicWorks, which provides private music lessons to underserved youth in the Tarrytown schools, and founded and continues to run a summer arts camp. Alison received a master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in finance, from NYU, and a bachelor’s degree from Smith College.