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GRANT PROFESSIONALS OF LOWER HUDSON

Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing fundraising and philanthropy in the lower Hudson Valley, and more recently throughout the region, through the advancement of grantsmanship. We have members from different parts of NYS, NJ, Delaware, Maryland and other states, all of whom believe that by helping one another we will be stronger grant strategists. We build and support the non-profit community by providing grant writing education, professional development, advocacy, networking, and support for grant seekers and grant writing professionals.

GPLH members possess skills that go beyond “writing grants.” We are grant strategists. In addition to grant writing, our skill-sets include strategic thinking; prospect and field research; funder cultivation; annual grant planning; logic model and program work preparation; data collection; and nonprofit leadership development. Our professional backgrounds include private grant consultants, Development Directors, Executive Directors, and any other nonprofit role connected to grant-related funding.

WHAT WE DO

  • Increase knowledge of grant writing strategies, techniques, resources, and terminology. *GPLH is a GPCI Accepted Education provider. Learn more here.
  • Provide nonprofit organizations with answers to their questions about grant seeking.
  • Help organizations find qualified grant professionals to assist with all aspects of grant writing including planning; finding funders; review of existing proposals; editing; preparing full proposals.

  • Connect grant strategists and non-profit professionals to best practices and industry news.

  • Encourage grant strategists to practice their profession with the highest ethical standards: integrity, honesty and truthfulness.

Through these efforts, we seek to improves lives by increasing the amount of grant revenues nonprofits in our area receive.

OUR MISSION

Founded in 2008, Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson is a nonprofit grant writing education and advocacy organization operating in the lower Hudson Valley.

Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for those involved or interested in the fields of fundraising, specifically grant writing; promote high ethical grant writing standards; and raise public awareness and interest in philanthropy and charitable giving.

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MEmber BENEFITS

  Association with region's premier grant writing education organization.

  Seasoned professionals to answer your grant writing questions and provide guidance.

  Attendance at quarterly educational meetings and largest listing of grant writing jobs and consulting opportunities.

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Upcoming events

    • 03/07/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    *Full participation in the program is applicable for 1.25 GPCI Education points. Scroll down for details.

    Have you ever struggled to develop a grant budget that helps the competitiveness of your application while also serving your organization’s programmatic and financial needs? Have you ever wondered how much of your grant helps your organization’s bottom line? Or have you ever become confused by wonky terms like total employment cost, match, cost share, in-kind, overhead, or indirect cost? If any of the above is true, this webinar is for you.

    Topics will include projects versus programs, cash versus in-kind, match/cost share, overhead and indirect costs, accounting for personnel and volunteer costs, aligning grant budgets with the applicant’s programmatic and financial needs, and calculating the net gain of the grant versus the applicant’s organizational operating budget.

    SPEAKER:

    Eric Roth, Associate Director of Development and Grants, Mohonk Preserve. Eric Roth has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and fundraising work. He currently holds the position of Associate Director of Development and Grants at Mohonk Preserve, where he has been since 2012. Eric has also worked as Grant Writer for Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange) and as an intermittent contract grant writer for Choice Words, LLC. Eric currently serves as Board Member/Mentoring Program Chair for GPLH and has been a grant reviewer with the New York State Archives.

    Prior to becoming a grants professional, Eric worked for Historic Huguenot Street, first as Archivist/Librarian and then as Executive Director. He has also taught undergraduate history classes at SUNY New Paltz. He is also a freelance classical guitarist and contributes to the Mid-Hudson Valley music community by serving as Board President of the Poné Ensemble for New Music and as Board Member of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society. Eric holds a master’s degree in Library Science from SUNY Albany.

    Schedule:

    • 11:45 am: Announcements & Networking
    • 12 noon – 1 PM: Program

    Cost:

    • Non-members: $30
    • Members: FREE! Join GPLH today and attend this event for free!

    *Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson is a provider of presentations that have been accepted into the GPCI Accepted Education Program.

    Full participation in the above outlined presentation is applicable for indicated GPCI Education Points towards acquiring the GPC (Grant Professional Certified) or maintaining the GPC certification.

    GPCI administers the GPC, an accredited certification program that measures an individual’s ability to provide quality grant-related services within an ethical framework. GPCI accomplishes its mission through the identification of grant professionals who display outstanding expertise and ethical practices as measured by a psychometrically valid and reliable assessment tool. To learn more about GPCI, visit https://www.grantcredential.org.

Past events

02/08/2024 GPLH Connections Call Feb. 8
01/10/2024 The Intersections of Grant Writing and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
12/14/2023 GPLH Connections Call Dec. 14
12/13/2023 Writing Workshop for Impact100 Application
12/07/2023 AI, Ethics, and Grant Writing
10/19/2023 Meet the Funders
10/04/2023 GPLH Connections Call Oct. 4
08/02/2023 GPLH Connections Call Aug. 2
07/12/2023 Giving Tuesday: Yay or Nay?
06/08/2023 Should I or Shouldn't I? Is It Worthwhile to Obtain Credentials?
06/01/2023 GPLH Connections Call June 1
05/09/2023 MacKenzie Scott Open Call Help Session
04/19/2023 GPLH Connections Call April 19
03/09/2023 Put Your Best Foot Forward: Preparing for Site Visits
02/01/2023 GPLH Connections Call February 1
01/26/2023 Measuring Outcomes
12/07/2022 GPLH Connections Call December 7
12/01/2022 Ethical Grant Management
11/02/2022 Virtual Breakfast for Consultants and Consultants-To-Be
09/28/2022 GPLH Connections Call September 28
09/22/2022 The NonProfit Audit with Beth Zolkind
06/22/2022 Virtual Breakfast for Consultants and Consultants-To-Be
06/01/2022 GPLH Connections Call June 1
05/19/2022 How’d You Find That Funder? Grant Prospecting Strategies that Will Blow your Boss’s Mind.
04/06/2022 GPLH Connections Call April 6
03/31/2022 Make It "Worth 1000 Words" - Maximizing Effectiveness of Your Graphics and Tables
02/02/2022 GPLH Connections Call
01/20/2022 GPLH Webinar: Using Social Media as Stewardship
12/01/2021 GPLH Grant Connections Call
11/18/2021 GPLH Webinar: Federal Grants
10/13/2021 Meet the Funders, October 13, 2021
07/07/2021 GPLH July Grant Connections Call
06/24/2021 GPLH Webinar: Grant Prospect Research
05/05/2021 Grant Connections Call
04/22/2021 GPLH Webinar: Demystifying Budgets
03/03/2021 Grant Connections Call
02/25/2021 GPLH Webinar: Building Relationships with Funders
12/03/2020 Grant Prospecting and Management Tools Webinar
06/17/2020 Inclusive Writing: Empowering Needs Statements & Proposals
03/20/2020 Technology Tools and Timesavers: Tips and resources to help you work more efficiently
02/27/2020 GPLH GRANT CONSULTANTS BREAKFAST
12/02/2019 Lifting the Veil on Donor Advised Funds
06/24/2019 Summer Networking Cocktail Party
05/29/2019 Using Data to Craft Compelling Grant Proposals
02/28/2019 Answering the Sustainability Question!

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