News & Events

Join us for the monthly Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at the Family Resources Center in Pinellas Park, FL from 9:00am - 11:00am with networking at 8:30am.

 

 

Previous Meetings: 

September 13, 2016 - Pinellas County Human Services presentation. 

June 14, 2016 - Half Day Workshop - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  workshop starts at 9:00 a.m.  SPC EpiCenter Collaborative Labs 13805 58th St. N. Clearwater, FL33760.  Featured Presenter: Shelley Robertson, Ed. D. May 10, 2016 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Workshop starts at 9:00 a.m.  

Finding the Best Evaluation Tools and Evidence-Based Practices
led by Dr. Shelley Robertson, Robertson Consulting Group
Tuesday, June 14th, 8:30am-12:00pm
Collaborative Labs at the EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College
13805 58th Street N, Clearwater, FL 33760
Registration is FREE, but space is limited! Register today at:  http://tinyurl.com/jp338zn.

 

May 10, 2016 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.  GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.    Click for Map

April 12, 2016 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.  GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "TBD" - Please check back for additional details.    Click for Map

March 8, 2016 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "Funding Initiatives" Presented by Judith Warren from the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County.  Click for Agenda  Click for Map

February 9, 2016 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "What's in Your Toolbox?"  Please think about the tools you use to construct proposals, build your grant office, and fix agency issues.  Are these tools you could share with GCTB members?  Join us for an interactive workshop to create your own individual toolbox filled with the expertise of our collaborative!  There's plenty of off-street parking, the building is handicap accessible, and there will be great coffee, too!  Si, invite a colleague and get there early for this rousing session.  If you have any questions, please contact us.   (Click for Agenda)     Click for Map

January 12, 2016 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.  GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "The Value of Doing Good:  Communicating SROI (Social Return on Investment) to Grant Makers, presented by Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC, Principal Consultant, Just Write Solutions. Inc.              (Click for Agenda    Click for Map 
 
December 8, 2015 - GCTB Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.at Innovation Hall (formerly the President's Dining Room) at the SPC District Office, 6021 142nd Avenue N., Clearwater, FL 33760.  Luncheon is free for members and $25 for guests.  Please RSVP by December 2nd to Michelle Robinson by sending an email with subject line "GCTB Annual Luncheon" to robinsonmich@pcsb.org.

Community Grants Workshop Opportunity!

The Hillsborough County Grants Collaborative will host their 2015 Grants Conference on Wednesday, November 18th at Springfield College in Tampa, FL. The event will include several sessions on grant writing, funding research, and evaluation models as well as a local funders panel. Cost for the all-day workshop -- including materials, breakfast, and lunch -- is $40. 
 
For more information, visit: http://www.nonprofitleadershipcenter.com/event/2015_Grants_Collaborative_Conference or contact Veronica Chesbrough at 813-251-2407 or grants@tampalighthouse.org.

November 10, 2015 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.  GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "Advanced Strategies for Grant Writing" - Q&A session by the expertise of the grants professionals present.    Click for Map

September 8, 2015 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.  GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "Funder's Panel - Opportunities for Funding" - presented by Pinellas County Government Representatives including Tim Burns, Human Services; Cheryl Reed, Community Development; and Debbie Chayet, Office of Management and Budget.    Click for Map      ( Click for Agenda

August 11, 2015 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.  GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "The New Foundation and Opportunities for Partnership and Funding" presented by Randall H. Russell, MSW, President and CEO, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg.       Click for Map      ( Click for Agenda )  

July 14, 2015 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  Nancy M. Ridenour, CPA, CFE, CFF of PDR Certified Public Accountants, will speak about financial statements, the use of 990s, and Charity Navigator.  ( Click for Agenda )       Click for Map

June 9, 2015 - Free Workshop!!!!!! 

Join the Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay Summer Workshop:  Throwing Away the Grant Writing Box!  Presented by Adraine Kreglo, President of Serendipity Solutions, a nonprofit development consulting firm.  Tuesday, June 9th 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Family Resources of Pinellas County 5180 62nd Avenue, Pinellas Park. Workshop Agenda Click here

Submitting the same grants to the same funders year after year?  Expand your horizons?  This free workshop is designed for writers who want to enhance their research, development and submission skills.  Space is limited so register today!        ( Click to Register )    Click for Map

May 12, 2015 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  TBA    ( Click for Agenda )    Click for Map

April 14, 2015 - Networking at 8:30 AM.  Meeting starts at 9:00 AM followed by networking afterwards.  GCTB Membership Meeting is held at Family Resources.  Program:  "A Toolbox for Grant Writers" ( Click for Agenda )      Click for Map

March 10, 2015 - Networking at 8:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. GCTB Membership Meeting at the Family Resources Conference Room, 5180 62nd Avenue, Pinellas Park, FL  Program: "Social Media" - Presented by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay   ( Click for Agenda )   Click for Map

February 10, 2015 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. followed by networking afterwards.  GCTB Membership Meeting is held at Family Resources.  Program:  "A Sneak Peek at the GPA 2014 Annual Conference" -  Presented by Lisa Jackson, GPC, Grant Development, Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. and Lynne Mullen, GPC, Consultant.   ( Click for Agenda )   Click for Map

January 13, 2015 - Happy New Year!  Join us for a very special program presented by author Roy Peter Clark of the Poynter Institute.  Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. followed by networking afterwards.  Today's Topic "50 Tools for Writers." - presented by Roy Peter Clark.  ( Click for Agenda )    Click for Map

December 9, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Program: "GCTB Annual Meeting and Membership Luncheon"  will be held in Innovation Hall (formerly the President's Dining Room) at the SPC District office.  This campus is located at 6021 142nd Avenue N., Clearwater, FL 33760.  Members must make a reservation by December 5th to attend.  Click for Agenda and 2013 Annual Meeting Minutes    RSVP

November 13, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Hillsborough County Grants Collaborative 2014 Annual Conference - "Fitting Grant Puzzle Pieces Together".   The day long conference will be held at Springfield College, 10117 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610.  Must register to attend by 11/12/14.  There is a $35 charge for conference.  ( Click for Registration )  

November 11, 2014 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. followed by networking afterwards.  GCTB Membership Meeting is held at Family Resources.  Program "Nonprofit Trends and What They Mean for You." - presented by Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE, Fund Development Academy Director, Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay.   ( Click for Agenda )   Click for Map

November 6, 2014 - Free Training Opportunity Sponsored by GCTB "Program Evaluation: A Tool for Capacity Building" -  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm  at the Family Resources Conference Room, 5180 62nd Avenue, Pinellas Park, FL.  Please join us for a full afternoon of professional growth.  Registration is required.          Click to Register.                 
 

October 14, 2014 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. followed by networking afterwards.  GCTB Membership Meeting is held at Family Resources.  Program:  "Changing Lanes:  The View of the Grant Review Committee" -  Presented by Johanna Phelps-Hillen, who will also discuss course opportunities for grant professionals at USF.  ( Click for Agenda )   Click for Map

September 9, 2014 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "Resources for Grant Writers" presented by Melissa Clark, Hillsborough Library System   ( Click for Agenda )    Click for Map

August 12, 2014 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. followed by networking afterwards.  GCTB Membership Meeting is held at Family Resources.  Program:  "Take a Break" -  Presented by Lisa Jackson, Grant Development, Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.   ( Click for Agenda )   Click for Map

July 8, 2014 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  TBA    ( Click for Agenda )    Click for Map

June 10, 2014 - Networking at 8:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources. Program"Ask a Pro?"  Please bring your questions to the meeting.  ( Click for Agenda ) Click for Map

May 13, 2014 - Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "Funders Panel"  - Presented by Julie Scales, Executive Director, Pinellas Community Foundation and Marlene Spalten, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Board of Pinellas County.    ( Click for Agenda )    Click for Map

April 8, 2014 - Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "JWB's Grant Making Process Update"  - Presented by Dr. Marcie Biddleman, D.M., Executive Director, Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County.    ( Click for Agenda )    Click for Map

March 11, 2014 - Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. followed by networking afterwards.  GCTB Membership Meeting is held at Family Resources.  Program:  "Email Marketing:  The Competitive Edge for Non-Profits and Consultants" -  Presented by Joanie Sigal, SJS Associates   ( Click for Agenda )   Click for Map

February 11, 2014 - This meeting has been CANCELLED.

January 14, 2014 - Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. followed by networking afterwards.  GCTB Membership Meeting is held at Family Resources. Program: "Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM)" by Jackie Sue Griffin, MS, Owner, Jackie Sue Griffin & Associates and Mark Vargo, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Evaluation & Outcomes, Operation PAR.                ( Click for Agenda ) Click for Map

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Program: "GCTB Annual Meeting and Membership Luncheon"  The luncheon meeting will be held at Da Sesto Italiano Ristorante, 7199 - 66th Street N., Pinellas Park.  Members must make a RSVP reservation to Lenka Kneschke  by Friday, November 29th to attend.  The luncheon is free to members, but there is a $25 charge for non-members/guests.  ( Click for AgendaClick for Map

November 12, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.  GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "Interactive Discussion on Collaboration" -  Presented by Brenda Hargroves, Organization Development Consultant, We're Here to Help, Inc.    Click for Map   ( Click for Agenda )

October 8, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.  GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "Social Media Madness:  Managing your Media Before it Manages YOU"  - Presented by Karen Dove, Grants & Communications Manager, Lighthouse of Pinellas, Inc..    ( Click for Agenda )     Click for Map    

September 10, 2013 -  Networking at 8:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources. Program:  "Capacity Building"  Presented by Grace Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay.              ( Click for Handout )   ( Click for Agenda )     Click for Map      

August 13, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.  GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources.  Program:  "Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) - Building and Earning Team Buy-In"  Presented by Jackie Griffin    ( Click for Agenda )            Click for Map      

July 9, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources. Program: "Launching a New Initiative:  How to Design Effective Programming and Attract Funders" - Presented by: Becca Sitten, Development Specialist at ServiceSource.

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  Capacity Building  June 18, 2013 from 1 - 4 p.m. - GCTB Events Committee presents a Special Event at Family Resources:  "Public Relations & Marketing Must-Haves for Non-Profits!" Presented by Jennifer Vickery, Owner and CEO of National Strategies Public Relations.  Please send RSVP to JGriffin@operpar.org.  For those that are not GCTB members, you can also attend if you pay $25 and join our membership.                                                                                                            Click for Map ( Click for Flyer) 

June 11, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources. Program: "Corporate Sponsorship" - Presented by Lisa Matzner, GPC, Director of Grants Development, Religious Community Services, Inc.                                                                                                                                                     Click for Map ( Click for Agenda ) 

 May 14, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources. Program: "Speed Networking Event" - facilitated by: Lenka Kneschke, GCTB Program Committee Chair.

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April 9, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources. Program:  "How to Design Your Outreach Strategy, Measure Your Impact, and Communicate Your Results" - Presented by: Jennifer Vickery, National Strategies Public Relations.

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March 12, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources. Program: "Outcomes and Evaluation for Grantees" - Presented by: Mark A. Vargo, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Evaluation, Operation PAR, Inc.

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February 12, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. GCTB Membership Meeting at Family Resources. Program: "Leveraging Partnerships and Funding for Sustainability" by  Dan Jurman, Executive Director & CEO of University Area Community Development Corp., Inc.

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January 8, 2013 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family  Resources.  Program:  Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Annual Conference Report - Conference Attendees  

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MONDAY, December 10, 2012 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Program: “GCTB Annual Meeting and Membership Luncheon”   The luncheon meeting will be held at DaSesto Italiano Ristorante, 7199 - 66th Street N., Pinellas Park.  Members must make a reservation to attend to lenka.kneshke@servicesource.org    The luncheon is free to members, but there's a $25 charge for non-members/guests.

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November 13, 2012 - Networking at 8:30 a.m.  Meeting starts at 9:00 a.mGCTB Membership Meeting at Family  Resources.  Program:  Social Responsibility - P