GPCI™ is dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector’s ability to pursue and maintain public and private sector funding by promoting competency and ethical practices within the field of grantsmanship. GPCI™ accomplishes its mission through the identification of grant professionals who display outstanding expertise and ethical practices as measured by a psychometrically valid and reliable assessment tool.
Ms. Amanda Day
grants, professionals, certification,
1333 Meadowlark Ln Ste 105
Kansas City, KS 66102 USA
Professional Societies & Associations (B03)
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Among others, GPCI™ embraces the values of:
Accountability: We recognize and accept the responsibility to sustain, promote, grow and infuse certification into our field. .
Psychometric Integrity: We ensure that GPCI™ testing products are developed within only the highest standards of validity, reliability and legal defensibility.
Challenging the Status Quo: We seek to move the field of grantsmanship forward by challenging long-held assumptions, building new partnerships with all stakeholders and encouraging innovation and creativity.
Strong Ethical Standards: We seek to maintain only the highest of ethical standards, encouraging ourselves and those around us to act with integrity, fairness and a sense of respect for the responsibilities associated with the oversight of certification.
Service to the Field’s Constituents: We seek to always keep the beneficiaries of philanthropy, education, government and other constituents “forward and center” as we make decisions that affect our field.
Life-Long Learning: We encourage our community to hone its craft through life-long learning.
Service to Our Community: We recognize the importance of giving back to the community through service, pro bono work and other acts that strengthen the world around us.
Collaboration: We recognize the key to creating change is identifying our partners in the process and engaging in collaboration.
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GPC Credentialing Program
A fundamental role of most professional associations is to establish, maintain and advocate for professional standards within its industry. Many professional organizations develop credentialing standards for their members and support independent psychometrically-based certification by others. Since its inception in 1997, GPA has been dedicated to the establishment of a valid credentialing process for grant professionals.
Independently established credibility stands as one of the main benefits of a nationally-recognized certification/credential. For fields such as ours where there is no recognized academic degree, certification is the only authoritative, independent measure available by which to determine a person’s experience, skill and knowledge as defined by our peers.
Certification impacts potential job marketability. Through certification, employers can be more secure in their hiring practices. Established standards can be used by grants professionals to educate employers. Job descriptions will better reflect the true work we do. And equitable compensation will follow. Employers and funders will be more efficiently served by qualified grant developers rather than unqualified grant writers who may waste time and money producing unrealistic programs that do not meet funder goals. Certification offers a way to make this distinction.
In addition to the myriad of benefits to us as individuals and to the beneficiaries whose lives we affect, certification is important as we track the movement by government to regulate and/or license the grants profession. With almost half of our nation’s states already requiring some form of registration, the tenor of regulation is resonating louder each day. The question becomes “should the grants profession influence government by providing them with valid information and mechanisms that we, as grants professionals have produced, or should government take the lead and define our profession?”
Certification should not be viewed as a policing agent or gatekeeper, and it should not be thought of as a noose around our necks. Certification allows us to stand out as a profession, increase our stature among other professions and influence authority.
The number of GPC credentialed professionals monitored by the Board of Directors
There are over 350 GPC credentialed professionals in 2014
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Ms. Amanda Day
As Grants Administrator for the City of Alpharetta Amanda is responsible for the research, writing, and management of all federal, state, local, and foundation grants that each department seeks. I coordinate efforts with Alpharetta's Public Safety, Engineering/Public Works, Recreation & Parks, Finance, and other departments to ensure that grants are used when possible to fund needed improvements to programs and infrastructure.
Amanda is a Certified Grant Professional and is a member of the Association of Grant Professionals and has served as a local chapter president and also has served on the Board of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute since 2009. She is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University.
Grant Manager - City of Alpharetta, GA
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