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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.


  • 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.


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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  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

    • 09/22/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom

    Grant writers are not necessarily financial experts, yet the applications we submit are judged not only by what we write but also the financial wellbeing of our organizations.

    It is important to look at the financial documents we submit, understand what is going on, and address areas of concern. And, if you have a clean, positive Management Letter as part of your audit – that’s a great marketing tool you should trumpet.

    The session will address:

    • What are financial statements and audits and how do they relate to each other
    • What is an audit vs. a limited review
    • What is the audit process
    • What audits can reveal
    • What’s in a management letter
    • How do financial statement notes relate to financial statements
    • What are several red flags you can readily spot when you review audited financials

    We will go through a not-for-profit audit by way of example. To make best use of the session, please send specific questions ahead of time.

    (If there is interest in more in-depth discussion, Beth is willing to come back September 29 for a deeper dive into financial documents.)


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

    • Non-members: $25
    • MembersFREE! Join GPLH today and attend this event for free!
    • ZOOM link will be sent to registrants.

    About our speaker: Beth Zolkind, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Centre Consortium LLC. Previously, Beth was CFO of the Robin Hood Foundation. During her 13-year tenure, she enjoyed working with staff to hone their financial acuity. She trained program staff to analyze audits of nonprofits who applied for funding, and trained development staff to understand Robin Hood Foundation’s financial documents as they sought funding from donors and other grant makers.

    Beth’s professional experience includes time as an auditor for the not-for-profit division of Arthur Anderson, controller for the Russell Sage Foundation, and a senior equity analyst. She is also an avid knitter, tennis player, and sourdough bread baker par excellence.

    • 09/28/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 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!


    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.

    Warm regards,

    Alison Paul and Nancy Keane


    • 11/02/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • ZOOM

    Bring your own coffee and join us for a Virtual Consultants Breakfast! Open to consultants and those considering becoming a consultant.

    Bring your questions. We will network and help one another be as successful as possible.

    Cost: Free!

    ZOOM link will be sent to all registrants.

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