Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. will be presenting at the following events.

GRANTS CAFE - Katherine is a Co-Organizer of the free monthly professional development and networking group with discussion and invited speakers on “hot grant topics” held the last Wednesday of each month except August and December. The next meeting will be: January 30, 2019 - 12:00-1:30 pm Hot Grant Topic (announced mid-month) followed by Consultant’s Group from 1:30-2:30 pm. Location is colab18 on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Formerly the GPA-Western PA Chapter, we moved to the meetup platform in order to offer free membership to everyone with an interest in grants across affiliations and ability to pay. The Grants Cafe costs are underwritten through sponsorship by Consultant Group members including Heart Resources LLC. Join our 290+ members and receive notifications 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. Contact Katherine for grant career/business coaching and training for individuals along with in-person presentations and webinars for national organizations, chapters, book clubs, libraries, events, and others.

RECAP OF 2018 EVENTS:

Katherine presented a one-day staff development workshop on improving grant making processes for program officers at a regional federal program at the University of Pittsburgh on Nov 29, 2018.

GRANTS CAFE - Katherine was a panel member on Nov 28th which shared workshop topics and information from the GPA Annual Conference we attended and presented.

Entrepreneurial Skills for Grant Career and Business Success at the 20th Annual GPA Conference at the Swissotel, Chicago, IL. Katherine presented her workshop on November 8 and facilitated the GPA Approved Trainer Program Discussion Den on November 9. More than 800 people attended the conference, and about 135 grant pros attended the two sessions presented by Katherine and her co-panelist Lucy Morgan from MyFedTrainer. The next GPA Annual Conference will be held in Washington DC in November 2019. Learn more and join the GPA at https://www.grantprofessionals.org.

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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