International Grant Professionals Day (#IGPD) is the annual celebration to recognize and show appreciation to all grant professionals. Take time to celebrate the administrators, consultants, managers, grant-makers and grant proposal developers for their beneficial contributions to people, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. IGPD is about honoring grant seekers, grant makers, and grant project managers.
Every day, grant professionals work diligently, often behind the scenes, to seek grant opportunities, administer projects and implement important programs that benefit many aspects of society such as children, youth, elderly, the disadvantaged, the environment, the arts, education, libraries, hospitals, etc. These talented professionals are dedicated to providing the highest standard of ethics, quality program development, thoughtful project implementation and wise financial stewardship. Often, those standards extend beyond the mere financial and include capacity support, long term solutions to challenges, fundraising assistance, expert project management, sustainable programming and so much more.
International Grant Professionals Day increases awareness internationally of the work grant professionals perform. Events planned for this day encourage grant professionals and their organizations to celebrate themselves, the profession and highlight important issues faced by grant professionals.