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OpenWater partners with Grant Professionals Association for #IGPD2019

OpenWater partners with Grant Professionals Association for #IGPD2019


Overland Park, KS:  OpenWater has partnered with the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) to celebrate the fifth annual International Grant Professionals Day on March 8, 2019. International Grant Professionals Day increases awareness internationally of the work grant professionals perform as well as celebrates the work of grant professionals, who serve as administrators, consultants, managers, grant-makers and writers.

Every day, grant professionals work diligently, usually behind the scenes, to seek grant opportunities, administer projects and implement important programs for the benefit of society’s disadvantaged and underserved people. These talented professionals are dedicated to providing the highest standard of ethics, quality program development, thoughtful project implementation and wise financial stewardship.  Often, those standards extend beyond the mere financial and include capacity support, long term solutions to challenges, fundraising assistance, expert project management, sustainable programming and so much more.

At OpenWater, we’re all about bringing the grantmaking and grant-applying process to the digital sphere. For International Grant Professionals Day this year, we celebrate the miracle workers who work tireless on the administrative end of every grant application cycle. 

Events planned for March 8, 2019 encourage grant professionals and their organizations to celebrate themselves, the profession and highlight important issues faced by grant professionals.

Grant Professionals Association is an international membership association for everyone in the grants industry. GPA and its affiliates work to advance the profession, certify professionals and fund professionalism.

For more information, visit the International Grant Professionals Day web page here.


About OpenWater:

OpenWater is a leader in the association management industry, providing unique software-based solutions for enterprises and non-profits facing inefficiencies in their organization’s application & review programs. With a cloud-based solution that provides applicants and reviewers with a much smoother user experience, OpenWater aims to help associations eliminate inefficiencies and reach their full growth potential. OpenWater is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Visit our homepage here.

About Grant Professionals Association:

The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) is an international membership association for everyone in the grants industry. GPA and its affiliates work to advance the profession, certify professionals, and fund professionalism. GPA offers continuing professional development through local chapter meetings, regular webinars, the GPA Journal, and an annual conference. The Grant Professionals Certification Institute oversees the GPC credential based on a body of knowledge for the profession. The Grant Professionals Foundation provides scholarships to individuals to advance their career. Find out more at www.GrantProfessionals.org.


Annika is a Content Marketing Associate at OpenWater, where she helps our clients better navigate the challenges they may encounter in the associations world. She has a passion in helping organizations and nonprofits share their stories with the growing technology sector. When she's not typing away on her keyboard in our Arlington HQ, she's steering boats on the Potomac River or running the streets of DC.

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