Preview Questions: Effective Grant Applications

Effective Grant Applications - Grant Professional Certified

Preview Questions: Effective Grant Application 07/22/14 This #grantchat begins our 8 part series on the competencies evaluated through Grant Professional Certification Insitute (GPCI).  The GPC credentialing process, or Grant Professional Certification, validates knowledge of and competency in the grants profession through education, experience, professional development, community involvement, and a psychometrically sound examination.  Unlike a certificate of completion, the GPC is not based upon completion of an activity or a course of study.

  • The creation of GPC was started by the Grant Professionals Association in 1999.
  • The first GPC exams were offered in 2007. Since 2012, the GPC exam is  available through electronic testing.
  • As of December 2013, there are 346 GPCs in 43 of the United States and Ecuador.

Questions for #Grantchat 07/22/14  cover the first competency tested: 

Knowledge of how to craft, construct and submit an effective grant application. 

Q1: How do you solicit and incorporate input for the project design and grant applications? #grantchat

Q2: How do you build a grant team, inform the team and keep the team engaged and on track? #grantchat

Q3: What elements and voice are important in the data and narrative of a grant application? #grantchat

Q4: What role do you have in building partnerships and facilitating collaborations to build grant programs? #grantchat

Q5: How do you build evaluation design and project sustainability into your project design / grant applications? #grantchat

Q6: What are evidence-based practices and do you incorporate them into your grant project design? #grantchat

Q7: What strategies do you use to keep applications on track for on-time submissions? #grantchat

Q8: How do you develop your grant budget? What factors do you consider? #grantchat

Q9: How do you build evaluation into your grant project design? #grantchat

Q10: What methods of grant submission are most common in your field? What do you like or dislike about that method? #grantchat

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