Question Preview: Professionalism of Grant Pros

This is the eighth and final 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 ethical practices in grant development.

Looking for some more information about this competency? Here is a little pre-reading on the Professionalism Competency from Heather Stombaugh, GPC, MBA (@HeatherJWS) as part of the recent 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: What comes to mind when asked about practices that raise the level of professionalism of grant pros? #grantchat

Q2: What do you think are the advantages of participating in continuing education and various grant review processes? #grantchat

Q3: How do you determine what education opportunities to participate in? Any opportunities you’d like to share? #grantchat

Q4: Have you participated on the grant review side?  How did you become involved in the process? #grantchat

Q5: What do you feel are the advantages of participating in professional organizations? #grantchat

Q6: What professional organizations do you belong to? Why? #grantchat

Q7: How do you think grants pros’ networks enhance individuals’ professional growth and advance the profession? #grantchat

Q8: What networks/what type of networks have you found most valuable for yourself? Why? #grantchat

Q9: What strategies do you think grant pros should/do use in building social capital to benefit their communities ? #grantchat

Q10: What do you wish you had known about professionalism specific to grants when you first started as a grant pro? #grantchat


Looking forward to having you join @jm_grants and @dianehleonard along with guest @HeatherjWS this upcoming Tuesday, September 9th at 12pm ET!


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