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The Grant Professional Association (GPA) is a nonprofit membership association that builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good.

Our chapter of GPA represents Austin and the Central Texas area. We meet once a month to hear from local grant makers, continue our professional development, and discuss issues specific to the grant professional community. Come and join us at our next meeting!

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Central Texas Funders Forum
“Collaboration for Community Impact”

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE. This event sells out fast!

Friday, May 12, 2017, 8am to 3pm
Region 13 Education Service Center
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78723

We hope you'll join us for a day of exchanging ideas and developing more effective ways to work together for the betterment of our community. The event will include:

Panel Discussion 1: Looking Forward: Partnerships for Sustainable Impact
Panelists: Andy Roddick Foundation, Meadows Foundation, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and Mitte Foundation. Moderated by Dr. Francie Ostrower, professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and College of Fine Arts, and a senior fellow in the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.

Panel Discussion 2: Best Practices in Corporate Grant Seeking: Perspectives from Funders
Panelists: AMD, BBVA Compass Foundation, and Silicon Labs. Moderated by Angela Osborn, CFRE, CFRM, Cheif Develeopment and Communications Officer, Austin Humane Society, and President, Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Austin Chapter.

Keynote Presentation by Rick Ybarra with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

GPA’s Signature Giving Star Award, honoring an outstanding member of the philanthropic community for their individual contributions of time, talent, and treasure to improving Central Texas.

Relationship Relays: Small, roundtable discussions with Central Texas funders
Participants: AMD, Applied Materials, Austin Community Foundation, BBVA Compass Foundation, Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation, Greater Round Rock Foundation, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, IBM, Moody Foundation, and Texas Gas.

Tickets are only sold in advance: $50 for current GPA Austin-Central Texas members; $80 for non-members.

Event registration includes morning coffee, breakfast tacos, and lunch.