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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. *GPLH is a GPCI Accepted Education provider. Learn more here.
  • 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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Upcoming events

    • 06/08/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    *Full participation in the program is applicable for 1.25 GPCI Education points. Scroll down for details.

    Have you ever wondered if obtaining additional credentials will make you more successful? Have you toyed with the idea but felt unsure about where to start? Join us for a discussion about certification and what it takes to add specific credentials to your resume.

    We will hear from three panelists who have all gone through the process of obtaining specific and relevant credentials (M/WBE: Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise; GPCI: Grant Professionals Certification; CFRE: Certified Fundraising Executive.) Our speakers will address the issues of costs and process for obtaining each, how long it might take to get certified, and how it helps them in their business.


    M/WBE (Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise):

    Chereese Jervis-Hill. President & Founder, Events To Remember + PR To Remember, divisions of Events by Chereese, Inc. Award-winning Event Management and Public Relations Firm, Certified Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Westchester Magazine's 914Inc. Top Women in Business.

    Chereese Jervis-Hill has over two decades of event management and promotion experience, an accomplished event producer and publicist with drive, vision, and fresh ideas. She founded Events To Remember (ETR) in April 2004, a M/WBE full-service virtual and live event management (live, hybrid and virtual) & public relations firm located in Hastings on Hudson, New York, specializing in conceptualizing, organizing, managing, marketing, and publicizing events, experiences and public relations campaigns for corporate, not-for-profits, municipalities, entrepreneurs and agencies to help them tell their story.

    GPC (Grant Professionals Certification):

    Egondu Onuoha. President and Board Chair of GPCI; Vice President, Real Estate and Special Programs at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in NYC where she oversees grant programs.

    Ms. Onuoha has been employed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City since 2000. She is the Vice President, Real Estate and special programs at the hospital with administrative oversight of the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children (WIC) which serves over 20,000 clients monthly from 7 sites in Brooklyn. Prior to her current role, she held the position of Director of the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) and WIC program, Administrator of the Nurse Family Partnership(NFP) and Diabetes Program.

    CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive):

    Erika Harney, CFRE. Owner & Principle Consultant – Harney & Associates, LTD.

    Dr. Ericka Harney, GPC, CFRE, CAE, CVA is Owner & Principle Consultant of Harney & Associates, LTD, serving a variety of nonprofit clients across the country. She is also Assistant Faculty at Future Generations University, a National Instructor for Grant Writing USA, and serves as a federal and state grant reviewer.


    • 11:45 am: Announcements & Networking

    • 12 noon – 1 PM: Program

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

    ZOOM link will be sent to registrants.

    *Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson is a provider of presentations that have been accepted into the GPCI Accepted Education Program.

    Full participation in the above outlined presentation is applicable for indicated GPCI Education Points towards acquiring the GPC (Grant Professional Certified) or maintaining the GPC certification.

    GPCI administers the GPC, an accredited certification program that measures an individual’s ability to provide quality grant-related services within an ethical framework. GPCI accomplishes its mission through the identification of grant professionals who display outstanding expertise and ethical practices as measured by a psychometrically valid and reliable assessment tool. To learn more about GPCI, visit https://www.grantcredential.org.

    • 07/12/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    A lively discussion just for Members of GPLH and ADO (Association of Development Officers)

    Some of us have had great success with Giving Tuesday, others …. not so much.

    Meanwhile, summer is the time to start planning for Giving Tuesday! If you attended the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Not-for-Profit Summit on April 4, you heard from Giving Tuesday founder and CEO Asha Curran, who shared the history of the event along with many inspirational stories and creative approaches to making the effort a success.

    Join your peers to discuss whether Giving Tuesday is worth the effort, and to hear positive and negative experiences and suggestions for how to make your approach be more successful.

    Share your success with Giving Tuesday through straightforward or creative approaches. Or share why you have decided to opt-out or your strong feelings about what NOT to do. We anticipate a lively discussion with good ideas and suggestions from experienced colleagues.

    This is a joint event with ADO and GPLH, only for members of these groups, at no cost. We appreciate our members and are offering this as an added value to thank you for your membership. If you are not a member of either group, please consider joining!

    Registration is free and only open to Members. Join GPLH today and attend this and all of our other events for free!

    ZOOM link will be sent to registrants.

    • 08/02/2023
    • 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.

Past events

06/01/2023 GPLH Connections Call June 1
05/09/2023 MacKenzie Scott Open Call Help Session
04/19/2023 GPLH Connections Call April 19
03/09/2023 Put Your Best Foot Forward: Preparing for Site Visits
02/01/2023 GPLH Connections Call February 1
01/26/2023 Measuring Outcomes
12/07/2022 GPLH Connections Call December 7
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
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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