Get Involved

Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved?  The Georgia Grant Professionals Association is looking for volunteers.

GGPA Volunteers strengthens communities by giving grant professionals another way to connect with others for the common good. The GGPA offers a variety of opportunities for you to lend a hand, serve the grant profession and support us in our mission to improve our community.

Program Committee: Assist the Board to secure speakers, topics, and programs for GGPA chapter meetings. Plan and execute social outings for members.

Current committee members: Ryan Braid (Chair), Meghann Adams, Samantha Bishop, Deb Cook, Pat Duboise, Kerri Gober, Marcia Oglesby, Pat Sheppard, Samantha Weinberg

Membership Committee: Develop and execute a plan to recruit new chapter members to expand GGPA’s reach and impact on grant professionals throughout Georgia. Find opportunities to better engage members outside of metro Atlanta.

Current committee members: Pat Duboise (Chair), Brian Brown, Kerri Gober

Communications CommitteeDevelop content and assist in maintaining the GGPA website, monthly eNEWS and social media accounts to promote GGPA news, meetings, conferences and events.

Current committee members: Meghann Adams (Chair), Danny Blitch, Brian Brown, Deb Cook, Linda Maddox

Every Chapter Challenge Committee: Solicit chapter member support for the Every Chapter Challenge, which is a national campaign to raise funds for the Grant Professionals Foundation. The net proceeds from the challenge will support scholarships for regional and national grant conferences, sponsorships, GPA and Chapter membership scholarships, Grant Professional Certified (GPC) scholarships, and fundraising education.

Current committee members: Samantha Bishop (Chair)

Southern Regional Grant Conference Committee: Assist in planning and executing the GGPA’s signature Southern Regional Grant Conference. Subcommittees are involved in the planning for the conference’s food, speakers and schedule, sponsors, conference booklet  and ads, volunteer management, attendee registration, hotel block, silent auction and raffle prizes and marketing.

Current committee members: Amanda Day (Chair), Meghann Adams, Charles Alford, Danny Blitch, Brian Brown, Samantha Bishop, David Broussard, Deb Cook, Pat Duboise, DeaRonda Harrison, Shavonn Richardson

Board Nomination Committee: Develop and manage procedures for recruiting and electing the Board of Directors from the membership of the Association.

Current committee members: Amanda Day (Chair)

If you are a GGPA member interested in serving on a committee, please send an email to to discuss which committee(s) will be a fit for you!