Welcome to the Oregon & SW Washington Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association
GPA is an international membership organization with over 1,800 members. Our mission is to build and support a community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good. We are a supportive professional community open to anyone involved with grants planning, writing, research or management. Grant Professionals Association of Oregon & SW Washington hosts regular meetings and events, which will help you further your professional career.
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: OMSI - Board Room
1945 SE Water Avenue Portland, Oregon 97214
Google Map: http://bit.ly/1lqaLo0
Look for OMSI/GPA representatives in the OMSI lobby to greet and direct attendees to the Board Room.
Remote call in option:
go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/149436837
or call 1 (872) 240-3212; access code 149-436-837
Parking: Parking in one of OMSI's parking lots is free for those attending the GPA meeting. Just make sure to note your parking space number!
Program: Equity: Reducing Barriers to Grant Funding
Join us to continue the conversation around DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) from last September's GPA/WVDO Grants Conference! We'll review the process of the Equity Grant given at the Conference, and the recommendations on reducing barriers to grant funding developed by the Review Committee. Carly Brown from Oregon Community Foundation (who was instrumental in OCF's funding of the Equity Grant) and Carol Cheney, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Manager at Meyer Memorial Trust, will join us to share their experiences and lessons learned in looking at the grant application process through an Equity lens. And together we'll explore how grant-makers and GPA/grant professionals could work together to address/overcome Equity-related barriers to grant funding.
Cost: Free for GPA members; $15 for non-members.
Food: Bring your own lunch! Or come early to grab lunch at OMSI's in-house eatery or a nearby restaurant:
- Theory (at OMSI): http://theoryatomsi.com/
- Sugar Street Bakery: http://sugarstreetportland.com/
- Boke Bowl: http://bokebowl.com/
- Bunk Bar (and restaurant): http://www.bunksandwiches.com/bunkbar/
- Produce Row Café: http://www.producerowcafe.com/
RSVP: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 8/19 if you plan to attend.
UPCOMING CHAPTER MEETINGS
Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Recap of GPA National Conference (Location: Oregon Food Bank West, 1870 NW 173rd Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006