Benefits of the Grant Professional Foundation and Grant Professional Institute

Grant Professionals Certification Institute and Grant Professionals Foundation Benefits for Grant Professionals

What benefits and associations are available to Grant Professionals? The Grant Professionals Certification Institute,  Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF) and the Grant Professional Association serve the grants profession, often hand-in-hand. The Grant Professionals Association builds and supports a community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good.  I am pleased to serve the Grant Professional Association on their board and in other capacities over the years. I highly recommend that you look into joining the GPA as membership is a small investment and the benefits are exceptionally valuable.

Grant Professional Certification Institute and Grant Professional Association

This week Bonnie Houk, GPC and Micki Vandeloo, GPC join us to discuss How GPF and GPCI can benefit GPA members. Bonnie Houk is the Present of GPCI and Micki Vandeloo is the Vice Chair of GPF.

Bonnie is passionate about helping agencies in rural areas obtain grant funding!  She is the Director of Grants Management at the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center and is President of the Grant Professional Certification Institute (GPCI).  She is the mother of two college-aged children and surrogate to a herd of cats!  As an avid pianist, she plays every day and has served as church pianist for 35 years.   She lives on a small rural farm, complete with a garden, chickens, and, of course, cats.

Manufacturing has been Micki Vandeloo’s passion from early in her career. Working in roles spanning business development, project management, and leadership, her success and experience provided more challenging opportunities with each new adventure. Half of her career she spent in manufacturing facilities, the other half consulting with manufacturers – each providing valuable lessons that she carries with her still today. Today, Micki serves as a trusted grant writer and technical resource for manufacturing and technical program clients. Her expertise in identifying and attaining grants and other funding sources to support investment has helped countless clients accelerate growth and innovation.

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Q1: What benefits do @grantproFDN and @GPCInstitute offer @GPANational members? #grantchat

Q2: Can you describe the relationship between @GPANational, @GPCInstitute, and @grantproFDN? #grantchat

Q3: What is the relationship between @grantproFDN and @GPCInstitute? #grantchat #earngpc

Q4: How are @grantproFDN and @GPCInstitute efforts funded? #grantchat #earngpc

Q5: How does @GPANational support @GPCInstitute and @grantprofdn? #grantchat #earngpc

Q6: Why would a chapter want @grantproFDN to administer a chapter scholarship?  #grantchat

Q7: Do you have to be a @GPANational member to take the @GPCInstitute exam? #grantchat  #earngpc

Q8: How can GPA members support @grantproFDN and @GPCInstitute? #grantchat

Q9: What is @GPCInstitute and @grantproFDN best-kept secret? #grantchat

Q10: How can @GPANational members volunteer w/ @GPCInstitute or @grantproFDN boards or ask questions? #grantchat


We’re looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat at 12 Noon ET. Join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!

Guests:  Grant Professional Certification Institute @GPCInstitute, Grant Professionals Foundation @grantproFDN, Bonnie Houke @runt0814 and Micki Vandeloo, GPC @lakeviewgrants ,

Sponsor: GrantHub @Grant_Hub

Host: Jo Miller, GPC @jomillergpc

Presented: SmartEGrants @smartegrants

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