The Grant Professionals Association helps grant professionals continually improve their professional knowledge and skills in grant research, proposal development, and post-award grant management.
The North Texas Chapter provides professional development for grant writers in North Texas, including Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton counties. The chapter meets by Zoom.
The recently elected GPA North Texas Chapter 2023 Board of Directors includes:
President: Alex Dunn, MSW, CFRE, Millionaire Grant Lady & Associates
Vice President: Gail Lockwood, MSW, Grant Consultant
Treasurer: Cathy Alsup, CFRE, GPC, Hope Partners
Secretary: Melissa Parsinen, MA, GPC, University of Texas Arlington
Marketing and Membership Chair: Connie Winkle, LMSW, GPC, Connie Winkle Consulting LLC
Program Co-Chair: Shelly Borders, MA, Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County
Program Co-Chair: Kristen Vogel, MA, Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Planned programming for 2023 includes national and local experts. February’s meeting is Thursday, February 16th, with the topic Grant Writing Success Template – Next Level Grant Strategies presented by Alex Dunn, MSW, CFRE. March’s meeting topic is Using Theory of Change for Effective Program Design and Development presented by Dr. Susan Wolfe. Past presenters have included Diane Leonard, Maryn Boess, Johna Rodgers, Communities Foundation of North Texas and Communities Foundation of Texas.