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On this International Grant Professionals Day (IGPD), we at GrantProse send a special thank you to our clients, our e-newsletter readers, and our website visitors for the work you do to improve your part of the world. You all do miracles, leveraging resources to create widespread impact for the betterment of those you serve. THANK YOU!

IGPD was founded by the Grant Professionals Association to honor grant seekers, grant makers, and grant project managers. Social media celebrations and discussions are going on all week – follow hashtags #IGPD and #IGPW to join in, or visit for schedules, information, and resources.

A couple of interesting facts about grants from the GPA (click here for the full article):

Why are experienced and professional grant writers so important?

FACT: In 2010, nearly 980,000 public charities were registered with the IRS, a 42% increase over the decade. More than 366,000 of them reported $25,000 or more in gross receipts. All of these organizations are competing for public and private funding, including grants, to help them meet their missions.

FACT:”Key Facts on U.S. Foundations” by the Foundation Center states that $54.7 billion was donated to nonprofits by over 86,000 private, corporate and community foundations in 2013. This is an increase of more than 80% over the past decade.

We wish you all a very happy day, full of great ideas, fun partnerships, fulfilling work, and grants success!