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Planning Your Own Pathway to Grant Guru

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Do you have a firm grasp of what skills and knowledge a successful grant professional should have? Would you like to learn a logical way to create or contribute to your own professional development plan? Or perhaps you are curious about what knowledge and skills your peers have determined to be the pillars of their own success? 

Julie Assel has combined change theory with the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) Competencies and Skills to create an innovative self-assessment tool you can use to evaluate your own knowledge, experience, and comfort in the nine competencies and sixty-four skills. Learn how to utilize a self-assessment tool to create your own professional development plan and become more confident in your areas of strength.

In this recorded session, you will learn how to:

  • Determine your personal areas of strength and growth
  • Craft your professional development plan to address areas where there are gaps in knowledge, experience, or comfort
  • Identify opportunities to utilize your strengths to help local organizations, communities, and the greater grant profession in general


Julie Assel, GPC, President/CEO and Senior Writer, Assel Grant Services
Julie has written awarded grants totaling more than $100 million since 2003, writing both federal and foundation grants for non-profit organizations, healthcare organizations, universities, and school districts. She currently serves as Board President for the national Grant Professional Certification Institute and holds a Fundraising Certificate from the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Luther College.

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About the Author

Julie Assel, President/CEO of Assel Grant Services, and has over 20 years of experience as a grant professional providing consulting and training across the grant lifecycle from research and strategy to reporting and closeout. She works with organizations both large and small writing and managing foundation; corporate; and local, state, and federal government grants. She is one of only three approved trainers through the Grants Professionals Association who is also holds the Grant Professionals Certified (GPC) credential through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) and the Certified Grant Management Specialist (CGMS) through the National Grants Management Association (NGMA). Her trainers are all approved for continuing education by GPCI and CFRE International. She and her team of 20 grant professionals have brought over $400 million to nonprofits, educational institutions, healthcare systems, and government agencies.

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