GPC Panel, Foundation Center

Event Details

  • Date:

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Washington, DC

Moderator: “The GPC: Becoming a Recognized Grant Professional “panel at the Foundation Center

David Lindeman will be serving as the moderator of this panel, co-hosted by the Foundation Center, Washington, DC and the Grant Professionals Association, National Capital Area Chapter.

Panel summary:

Geared toward grant researchers, writers, managers, and administrators who are considering the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential, this session will feature an informational overview of requirements for the certification and a panel discussion with three Washington-area grant professionals who will share their experiences seeking the GPC credential and its impact on their careers. The GPC credential is recognized as the standard for professional competency and ethical practices for the field of grantmanship and is the only known grant credential that covers the full lifecycle of the grant process. The GPC examination and certification processes are administered by the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI), an independent affiliate of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA).


David Lindeman, GPC, CFRE is Vice President of GPA’s National Capital Area chapter and is president of Global Grant Solutions in Washington, DC. He has 20 years of experience in grant development and grant writing for nonprofit organizations, securing funding from government agencies, foundations, and multinational organizations for international programs. He is Co-Editor of the Journal of the Grant Professionals Association and obtained his GPC in 2012.


Teri Blandon, GPC, CFRE is the Vice President for Development at PAI, which advocates for women and families to have access to contraception to improve their health, reduce poverty, and protect their environment. She has over 20 years of nonprofit experience with different types of organizations, ranging from international development to public broadcasting. She earned her CFRE in 2007 and her GPC in 2011 — and still remembers the stress of studying and the exhilaration of passing.

Rachel Werner, GPC, PMP, Owner and CEO of RBW Strategy, has over 12 years of grants, consulting, communications, writing, strategic planning, training, and project management experience. She provides support to clients on the full lifecycle of grants activities, project management, and strategic planning. She has worked with organizations of varying size and complexity. In addition to her GPC, she has obtained a Certificate in Grants Management and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Kitty Wojcik, GPC, CGMS is a designated subject matter expert for the Grants Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) and National Grant Managers Association (NGMA). She is one of a handful of grant professionals nationwide who have obtained both the GPC and Certified Grant Management Specialist (CGMS) credentials. Ms. Wojcik began serving on federal grant peer review panels in 2003 and has written, reviewed, and assisted in the development of private and public agency grant applications, winning more than $235 million. She is the Chief Grant Officer at KWG Grant Consultants, LLC, a Washington, DC consulting firm.

Register online or by calling (202) 331-1400. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Foundation Center-Washington DC
1627 K Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708

David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC is president of Global Grant Solutions. He provides grant development, writing, and editing services to help client organizations secure funding for domestic and international programs in education, health, economic development, science and technology, and other fields. He has served as president of the Board of Directors of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI); past chair of the Publications Committee of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA); and past president of GPA’s National Capital Area chapter. He can be reached at

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