Grant Manager Karen Lampert Earns GPC Credential

Karen Lampert has been awarded the Grant Professional Certified credential by GPCI.

Our Grant Manager, Karen Lampert, has been awarded the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential by the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). Lampert joins a select group of more than 400 grant professionals who have attained this prestigious credential.

The GPC is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and is awarded to grant professionals who meet eligibility requirements and successfully demonstrate proficiency in the required competencies and skills of the grants profession. The credential is based on rigorous standards and ongoing research.

“GPCI is committed to excellence and accountability in grantsmanship. We seek to support a philanthropic community assured of grant professionals who can successfully guide and shape the outcomes of their funding endeavors,” said Egondu Onuoha, GPCI President. “We are delighted to welcome Karen to the cadre of grant professionals who have demonstrated excellence by attaining the GPC credential.”

To receive the GPC credential, individuals must meet GPCI-set standards that include education, professional experience in the grants field, professional development, and community involvement. They also must pass a two-part written examination testing the competencies and skills required of grant professionals, which include building an effective grant application as well as project design, funding research, organizational development, ethics, grant management, funder cultivation, and professionalism. All GPCs must uphold the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Code of Ethics.

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