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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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September Meeting

Thursday, September 6, noon-1pm
Topic:                    Find out more about corporate giving at Silicon Labs and what Jackie has learned since transitioning from the nonprofit sector to the corporate world.

Speaker:              Jackie Padgett, Cultural and Development Strategist at Silicon Labs
Jackie Padgett serves as the Culture & Development Strategist for Silicon Labs. In her role, she oversees the internal communications, corporate philanthropy and employee engagement programs for the company’s 1,400+ employees around the world. Prior to Silicon Labs, Jackie spent nearly a decade working in the nonprofit sector, including serving as Community Relations Director at Central Texas Food Bank and Manager of Public Sector Campaigns at United Way for Greater Austin. Jackie holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Texas State University and has called Austin home since 2004.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
4800 Manor Road, Bldg. K
​Austin, TX 78723

Free for members
$20 for non-members

Please feel free to bring your lunch. 
Please also consider attending the local Association of Fundraising Professionals September Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Topic:                    Snoop Dreams: The Expression of Personality in Everyday Contexts
Speaker:              Sam Gosling, PhD., Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
How are we connected to the spaces in which we live and work? How do our living rooms, bedrooms, offices, music collections, and Facebook profiles reflect what we are like and, more fundamentally, who we are? We are so tightly bound to our living and work spaces that many of the connections linking people and places go unnoticed. But these environments are rich with information about our values, attitudes, preferences, and personality. This talk will present the result of a decade’s worth of research unraveling the links between people and the worlds they craft around themselves.
More information available at: http://www.afpaustin.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=7841​