Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. is a GPA Approved Trainer and will be presenting at the following events.

Entrepreneurial Skills for Grant Career and Business Success at the 20th Annual GPA Conference at the Swissotel, Chicago, IL. November 7-10, 2018, Katherine is presenting her workshop on Nov 8th at 10:45 am-12:00 pm and will also facilitate the GPA Approved Trainer Program Discussion Den on November 9, 9:00-10:15 am. More information and registration at https://www.grantprofessionals.org/conference

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle-Atlantic Region on Nov 29, 2018, Katherine is presenting a full-day staff training/coaching workshop.

GRANTS CAFE - Katherine is Co-Organizer of the Grants Cafe, a free monthly grant professional development and networking group with discussion and invited speakers on the last Wednesday of every month (except August and December). The Fall 2018 meetings are on September 26, October 31, and November 28 at colab18 on the North Side of Pittsburgh. Topics are announced by mid-month. Formerly known as the GPA-Western PA Chapter, we’ve moved to the meetup platform to offer free membership to everyone with an interest in grants (across affiliations and ability to pay). Join our 280+ members at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-western-pa

GRANTEPRENEUR BOOK EVENTS: Katherine is the author of this award-winning and highly-endorsed career book for the grants profession. See Grantepreneur Page and Grant Career and Business Seminar; and request more information about grant career/business coaching for individuals, and presentations for your book club, library, event, webinar, or organization on the Contact Page.

RECENT EVENTS:

ADVANCED PROPOSAL WRITING SERIES, October 2, 9, 16, 2018, sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Nonprofit Resource Center. Katherine presented this advanced course to 22 individuals representing 16 nonprofit organizations, schools, and university programs. The three one-day grant seminars included in-depth training and proposal coaching focused on each developing aspects of a Common Grant Application: Planning Multi-Funder Proposals, and Polishing Organizational Capacity and Need Statements; Developing an Effective Program/Project Design; and Building a Project Budget & Sustainability Plan. Participants received electronic tools for their agency. Those attending all sessions and completing a grant application earned a Certificate of Completion from Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. as an Approved Trainer by the Grant Professionals Association. Check our events for the next Advanced Proposal Writing Series in 2019.

GRANTS CAFE - June 27, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm, Katherine presented highlights of her recent presentations on Proposal Writing for Operating Support to 18 participants. 

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL GRANT CONSULTING BUSINESS, June 22, 2018, 10:00 am-3:00 pm workshop presented by Katherine at Willow Grove near Philadelphia, sponsored by Southeastern PA Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association. Participants can Contact Katherine to purchase a signed copy of Grantepreneur at a 20% discount during and after the workshop. 

BASIC GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING, June 13, 2018, 9:30 am-3:30 pm at Squirrel Hill Library, sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Nonprofit Resource Center. Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. presented this one-day workshop for 23 individuals from 16 small to medium size nonprofit organizations, 2 start-ups, and 2 consultants who were new to grant seeking. Call the sponsor at (412) 622-6277 to be notified of the next workshop.

"How to Build Grant Skills & Earn the GPC Credential" at the GRANTS CAFE - May 30, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm, co-presented with Laurie Anderson, GPC and Hannah Sherer, GPC. Learn about the GPC Study Group at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-western-pa.

LGA GRANT SEEKERS WORKSHOP, May 15, 2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, sponsored by Local Government Academy. Back by popular demand, this workshop assisted 20 local elected officials, public employees, nonprofits and citizen advisors with preparing grant proposals to public and private funders for municipal projects and communities. Located at CCAC West Hills Center. More info at http://localgovernmentacademy.org/2018-grant-writing-workshop/.

COMMUNICATING THE BEST CASE FOR OPERATING SUPPORT IN GRANT PROPOSALS, Presented by Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. and David Tinker, CFRE at 2018 AFP/PPGC Emerging Philanthropy Conference on April 26, 2018. 

"GRANT JOBS & GIGS" at the GRANTS CAFE - Katherine co-presented this "hot grant topic" with Brian Rhindress to 17 professionals on April 25, 2018, 12:00-1:30 pm. See this description and past sessions at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-western-pa.

GPC VIRTUAL STUDY GROUP facilitated by Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed., Feb 9 through Apr 13, 2018, Fridays 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern). Members of the Grant Professionals Association from across the U.S. discussed grant scenarios and competencies in preparation for the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) exam. Any GPA member who was eligible for (or considering) this career move was invited to attend. Contact us for info.

GRANT REPORT WRITING - April 10, 2018 at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Nonprofit Resource Center. Geared to all levels of experience. Participants learned about and discussed: common grant reporting requirements; typical questions and information to get ready; reporting on difficult situations; and a checklist for improving grant reports. 

GRANT SEEKING FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS for the LOVE YOUR SPACE COHORT - March 14, 2018 sponsored by The Forbes Funds, facilitated by Green Building Alliance and Palo Alto Group. Katherine led a discussion and exercise, "Pre-Proposal and Letters of Inquiry for Capital Projects" with 15 organizations. 

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