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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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November 1, 12pm-1pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters Downstairs Conference Room
 
Topic:                     
Developing Donor Relationships with Family & Private Foundations
Speaker:               
Erica V. Ekwurzel, Founder, CivicAIM
 
Description
 
Ever wonder how philanthropic grants are decided upon? Are all grant processes and expectations created equal? Do relationships really matter? Join this interactive session as the presenter answers these questions and more sharing her first-hand experience in leading and supporting family and private grantmakers. Walk away with insight to donor perspectives, tips on proposal writing, and guidance on how to build solid relationships with private grantmakers.
 
Bio
 
Erica V. Ekwurzel, CFRE, is founder of CivicAIM, a philanthropic consulting practice focused on increasing the capacity of grantmakers. With experience as a professional fundraiser, research scholar in philanthropic strategy, grantmaking program officer, and consultant focused on social impact, Erica brings extensive perspective to her work. Erica holds a BA from Austin College and a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers and is a 21/64 Certified MultiGenerational Philanthropy Advisor.


​Location:
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.