The 2018 conference will be held on April 19th!
Early Bird: (By March 23): $65 Non-members, $50 GPA Members, $40 Conference Volunteers
March 23 – April 15: $80 Non-members, $65 GPA Members, $40 Conference Volunteers
Lunch will be provided. Register before March 23rd to get the early-bird rates!
All Grant Professionals Great and Greater! Come and join the Southeast-Texas Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association’s Regional Conference – “Writing to Win: Strategies for Creating Strong Grant Proposals” Mingle, laugh, and learn from your fellow grant professionals and our incredible speakers including Cheryl Kester, CFRE, Principal of The Kester Group and co-author of “Writing to Win Federal Grants: A Must Have for Your Fundraising Toolbox”. Cheryl has more than 30 years experience in the non-profit sector and has been a grants professional since 1999. She is an engaging speaker and has presented many informative workshops at the National GPA Conferences.
Mike Hagan, Principal of Marketing & More Consulting, will be presenting “Telling Your Story: Stories that build support and Raise More Money”. Mike has over 40 years of experience in sales, marketing, advertising, promotion, and market research. Mike has supervised the development and roll-out of campaigns like “The YMCA, It’s a Great Place to Be” and the “The YMCA, Where Values Are Always in Play” resulting in significant increases in donations and members as well as Coca-Cola’s regional campaign “Coca-Cola Texas-Home of the Real Thing”.
We will be having a welcome reception with refreshments and a light breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
2017 Regional Conference Speakers
Speaker: Cheryl L. Kester (CRFE)
Cheryl L. Kester (CRFE), is Principal of The Kester Group and co-author of Writing to Win Federal Grants: A Must-Have for Your Fundraising Toolbox and its companion workbook (forthcoming). She has more than 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector and has been a grants professional since 1999. Today, the firm, specializes in winning federal grants and serving as an external evaluator. Since 1999, Cheryl has helped secure more than $96 million in funding from grants and contracts. An engaging speaker, she serves as a plenary speaker, teaches workshops on all aspects of grantseeking, and makes conference presentations. She also serves as a grant reviewer for private and federal funders.
Speaker: Mike Hagan
Workshop:Telling Stories that Build Support and Raise Money
For 40+ years, Mike has worked for organizations that build great brands through passionate people who create remarkable experiences. These include P&G, Coca-Cola & the YMCA and as a consultant, Catholic Charities, KIPP & others. He believes that success comes not with the size of your advertising budget but the size of your passion for the people you serve.