Preview Questions: Organizational Development and Grants

This is our fourth week in our eight part series where we are talking about the competencies evaluated by the Grant Professional Certification Institute.  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 the completion of an activity or 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.

Within this competency, grant professionals are expected to have knowledge of organizational development and grants.

Looking for some more information about this competency? Here is a little pre-reading on Competency 4 from the recent GPC Competency Linky Party.GPC Competency Linky Party.

If you have a blog post, e-book or other resource about organizational development and grants that you would like to share with the Grantchat community be sure to have your link ready and share it during the chat!


Q1: How do you identify methods for coordinating organizations’ grants development with various available funding streams? #grantchat

Q2: How do you assess organizations’ capacity for grant seeking? #grantchat

Q3: How do you assess organizational readiness to obtain funding for and implement specific projects? #grantchat

Q4: What methods do you use for assisting organizations to implement practices that advance grant readiness? #grantchat

Q5: How do you identify values, purposes, and goals of fund-seeking entities’ overall strategic plans in the grants process? #grantchat

Q6: How do you identify methods of conducting mission-focused planning and needs assessments with applicant organizations? #grantchat

Q7:  How do you identify strategies and procedures for obtaining internal institutional support and approval of decision-makers for grant-seeking activities? #grantchat

Q8: How do you approach/what methods do you use when working with local, state, and federal agencies and stakeholders to support grant seeking? #grantchat

Q9: How do you identify and address practices of grant seeking that are outside the boundaries of applicable laws and regulations? #grantchat

Q10: What do you wish you had known about how organizational development affects grant seeking when you first started as a grant professional? #grantchat


Looking forward to having you join @jm_grants and @dianehleonard along with partner @GPANational this Tuesday, August 12th at 12pm ET!



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