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Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

The Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson offers grant writers and others a variety of programs and services to increase their knowledge and success at grant writing, including:

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson holds webinars and meetings on various grant writing topics such as grant searching, writing, budgeting and follow up reporting.  Meetings typically take place from 8:15 - 10:00am.

Visit our Events page for upcoming meeting details.

Past topics have included:

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Becoming a GPC
  • Is Government Funding Right for You?
  • Grant Seeking
  • Creating Compelling Budgets
  • Demystifying the Foundation Directory Online
  • On-line Grant Applications
  • Writing a Winning Corporate Grant
  • What Can You Learn From a 990?
  • Evaluations and the Role in Grant Writing
  • Mastering Logic Models
  • Cultivation: How to Build Lasting Relationships with Grant Makers
  • The Grant Writing - Social Media Connection
  • Consolidated Funding Application/Process and CDBG Funding
  • Ethics in Grantsmanship
  • And more.

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fREE GRANT WRITING ADVICE


Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson provides assistance and answers to individuals who have questions regarding State registration, industry trends, becoming a grant writer, finding funding for a particular project,  etc.

Contact one of our Co-Presidents with any questions.

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FREE REFERRAL SERVICE FOR NONPROFITS

The Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson acts as a clearinghouse for grant writing job opportunities, linking nonprofit organizations who are seeking permanent full-time and part-time grant writers or grant writing consultants with agency grant writers looking for employment and grant writing consultants who have availability. 

To  post an ad for a grant writer or grant writing consultant, please send the job description to GPLH Job Bank Chair.  We’ll distribute the opportunity to our membership. 

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SPEAKERS BUREAU

GPLH maintains a list of grant writers who can speak to your group on various grant writing topics (e.g. writing mechanics, grant searching, vetting funding sources, budgeting). Some charge a speaking fee; others do not.

To obtain a copy of the speaker's bureau list, contact one of the GPLH Co-Presidents.

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PROOFREADING SERVICES


Several GPLH members are available to review your grant document at an hourly rate and give you their unbiased opinions/suggestions.

To hire an editor, contact our Job Bank Chair who will send the request to our members.

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NETWORKING

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GPLH provides numerous opportunities throughout the year to network with other grant professionals in the area who share your passion for grant writing. Networking takes place in person and via GPLH CONNECTION conference calls, webinars and email between members.

Visit our Events page for a listing of upcoming seminars and networking events.

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GPLH CONNECTION CONFERENCE CALL



The first Wednesday of every other month at 8:30 am you can phone in for an informal conference call with other grant writers, ask grant questions, get advice and share news.


Some recently discussed topics included:

  • Strategies for NYS line item grants, including when and how to contact your local representative.
  • Foundations providing STEM funding.
  • What to do when your organization is changing to a new fiscal year reporting time period v. financial reporting for calendar-year grants.
  • How to continue to cultivate a relationship with a funder after a rejection.
  • Creating a comprehensive grant plan, including the best grant tracking software.
  • Ideas and leads for grant prospect research and overall donor prospecting.
  • Administrative fees as part of grant applications and grant administration, including the grant writer’s compensation to administer the grant
  • And more.

GPLH members receive instructions to call in to our monthly conference calls.

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E-NEWS BLASTS

GPLH sends out regular correspondence, including information on upcoming educational opportunities and conferences, job postings and grant industry news.  We also maintain a free Future Member e-mail list whose recipients receive notification of upcoming meetings.

For membership information or to be added to our Future Member email list, visit our Membership Page or contact our Member Services Chair.

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INTERNSHIP PROGRAM



The Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson operates an Internship Program for individuals interested in becoming a grant writer, so they can obtain experience.  We will link you up with a professional writer who will give you real projects to work on. The internship is non-paid, but there is the potential to be hired by the mentor.  If you are a consultant or in-house writer interested in sharing your knowledge and experiences, please consider being a mentor. It can be for a couple projects or an on-going experience.

For more information, contact our Internship Chair.

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MEET THE FUNDERS PANEL 

Every other year with the Association of Development Officers, GPLH hosts a funder panel for attendees to obtain tips from funders to increase the likelihood of their grants being funded.

Watch our Events page for details.

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