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GRANT PROFESSIONALS OF LOWER HUDSON

Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing fundraising and philanthropy in the lower Hudson Valley through the advancement of grantsmanship. We build and support the non-profit community by providing grant writing education, professional development, advocacy, networking, and support for grant seekers and grant writing professionals.

GPLH members possess skills that go beyond “writing grants.” We are grant strategists. In addition to grant writing, our skill-sets include strategic thinking; prospect and field research; funder cultivation; annual grant planning; logic model and program work preparation; data collection; and nonprofit leadership development. Our professional backgrounds include private grant consultants, Development Directors, Executive Directors, and any other nonprofit role connected to grant-related funding.

WHAT WE DO

  • Increase knowledge of grant writing strategies, techniques, resources, and terminology.
  • Provide nonprofit organizations with answers to their questions about grant seeking.
  • Help organizations find qualified grant professionals to assist with all aspects of grant writing including planning; finding funders; review of existing proposals; editing; preparing full proposals.

  • Connect grant strategists and non-profit professionals to best practices and industry news.

  • Encourage grant strategists to practice their profession with the highest ethical standards: integrity, honesty and truthfulness.

Through these efforts, we seek to improves lives by increasing the amount of grant revenues nonprofits in our area receive.

OUR MISSION

Founded in 2008, Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson is a nonprofit grant writing education and advocacy organization operating in the lower Hudson Valley.

Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for those involved or interested in the fields of fundraising, specifically grant writing; promote high ethical grant writing standards; and raise public awareness and interest in philanthropy and charitable giving.

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MEmber BENEFITS

  Association with region's premier grant writing education organization.

  Seasoned professionals to answer your grant writing questions and provide guidance.

  Attendance at quarterly educational meetings and largest listing of grant writing jobs and consulting opportunities.

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Photos of our members at recent Grant Professional of Lower Hudson events.


Upcoming events

    • 12/07/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • virtual

    *GPLH Connections Calls are a MEMBERS ONLY benefit.

    We are here for you!  Let's Connect!

    Every other month we host a 60-minute members-only Zoom meeting. Stay on as long as you like -- from 5 to 60 minutes.  Ask questions, share industry news, and listen and learn. We support each other!

    These calls are informal meetings, an open forum where you can ask questions, get advice from your peers, vent frustrations, support one another, and share what trends we are seeing: In short, help each other Win More Grants!

    OPEN TO ALL GPLH MEMBERS.

    Join GPLH and then you are welcome to participate in Connections Calls. 

    Zoom link will be emailed to all GPLH members.

    For more info or to submit questions ahead of time: email info.gplh@gmail.com.

    • 01/26/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Have you ever wondered how many objectives you should include in a proposal? Join us for a discussion (led by an expert in program evaluation) on how to design clear outcomes and objectives that will strengthen your application, without placing undue burden on your program. Make sure the objectives you include in your proposal can be readily measured so you can clearly report meaningful results to funders. 

    This session will address:

    • How to design SMART goals
    • Common pitfalls when setting goals
    • Understanding formative vs. summative goals
    • Identifying appropriate measurement tools
    • How to report progress on goals
    • Review examples from different fields of programming

    Speaker:

    Nora Phelan, MPA, Research Associate, Measurement IncorporatedNora has sixteen years of experience in program evaluation, working with a range of program areas including primary and secondary education, out-of-school time, teacher development, college access, juvenile justice, foster care, mental health, and affordable housing. Prior to her work at MI, Nora was an internal evaluator with nonprofit organizations including Community Impact at Columbia University and Good Shepherd Services. Nora is also a skilled graphic designer of logic models and data visualizations, and she enjoys helping teams uncover the power of data to influence positive change.

    Schedule:

    • 11:45 AM: Announcements & Networking
    • 12 - 1:15 PM: Program

    Cost:

    • Non-members: $25
    • Members: FREE! Join GPLH today and attend this event for free!

    ZOOM link will be sent to registrants.

Past events

12/01/2022 Ethical Grant Management
11/02/2022 Virtual Breakfast for Consultants and Consultants-To-Be
09/28/2022 GPLH Connections Call September 28
09/22/2022 The NonProfit Audit with Beth Zolkind
06/22/2022 Virtual Breakfast for Consultants and Consultants-To-Be
06/01/2022 GPLH Connections Call June 1
05/19/2022 How’d You Find That Funder? Grant Prospecting Strategies that Will Blow your Boss’s Mind.
04/06/2022 GPLH Connections Call April 6
03/31/2022 Make It "Worth 1000 Words" - Maximizing Effectiveness of Your Graphics and Tables
02/02/2022 GPLH Connections Call
01/20/2022 GPLH Webinar: Using Social Media as Stewardship
12/01/2021 GPLH Grant Connections Call
11/18/2021 GPLH Webinar: Federal Grants
10/13/2021 Meet the Funders, October 13, 2021
07/07/2021 GPLH July Grant Connections Call
06/24/2021 GPLH Webinar: Grant Prospect Research
05/05/2021 Grant Connections Call
04/22/2021 GPLH Webinar: Demystifying Budgets
03/03/2021 Grant Connections Call
02/25/2021 GPLH Webinar: Building Relationships with Funders
12/03/2020 Grant Prospecting and Management Tools Webinar
06/17/2020 Inclusive Writing: Empowering Needs Statements & Proposals
03/20/2020 Technology Tools and Timesavers: Tips and resources to help you work more efficiently
02/27/2020 GPLH GRANT CONSULTANTS BREAKFAST
12/02/2019 Lifting the Veil on Donor Advised Funds
06/24/2019 Summer Networking Cocktail Party
05/29/2019 Using Data to Craft Compelling Grant Proposals
02/28/2019 Answering the Sustainability Question!
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