Connecting with Colleagues

PSGA offers many opportunities to connect with your colleagues, including meetings, events, and our members-only listserve, PSGA-L. Here are some other ways to network with people in development:

Other Professional Organizations

  • AFP Association of Fundraising Professionals: Especially good for executives.
  • AFP-AdvNW Washington chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • APRA-NW Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement: Prospect research, concentrating on researching individuals, but including foundation and corporate research.
  • GPA Grant Professionals Association: a national association. Offers a credential exam for grantwriters and has an annual conference.
  • WPGC Washington Planned Giving Council
  • Washington Nonprofits: A state association of nonprofit leaders.

Local Listserves

  • PSGA-L For members of PSGA. Discussion of local funders, grantwriting issues and more. Get answers to your questions without leaving your desk!
  • PNWNPCON Pacific Northwest Nonprofit Consultants. You must be a consultant to join this group, but membership in PSGA is not required.
  • Nonprofit Networking - Seattle Nonprofit Organizations

National Listserves

  • LinkedIn has numerous groups related to grants and grantwriting. Go to Groups and search on "grants" and "grantwriters".
  • CFRNet: Corporate and Foundation Relations for educational institutions.
  • PRSPCT-L: Discusses prospect research, primarily related to individuals and major gift fundraising, but some discussions of grant research.