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World’s Largest Conference for Economic Developers Coming to Charlotte, NC
Register before Friday, July 15 and save $100! September 18-21, 2011
The International Economic Development Council’s 2011 Annual Conference, September 18-21, in Charlotte, NC, will discuss how economic developers are adapting to the new normal and rewriting the rules for economic development. As Bob Dylan said, “the times they are a-changing.” How an economic developer brings people, places, and ideas together may determine a community’s success in putting its people back to work stabilizing the local economy. This conference will explore the key questions facing the economic development profession as we work to connect locally and succeed globally. Visit the website link above to register for this conference, and click here to learn more about IEDC.

GPA 2011 Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching!
Grant Professionals Association Conference
The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) will host their annual conference from October 5-8, 2011 at Bally’s in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees can expect comprehensive workshops, professional networking possibilities, professional growth and development opportunities, and engaging speakers, including keynote Bradford Smith from The Foundation Center and John McIlquham, President of The Nonprofit Times. The Early Bird registration rate is $499 for members and $599 for nonmembers. This rate includes five meals and a welcome reception. You may also choose to attend one of five preconference workshops for an additional fee. The deadline to receive this discount is June 30, 2011. Register today!

Free White Paper to Help Evaluate Grant Management Software
Grants Management Systems (GMS)
Many nonprofit organizations find the process of tracking and managing grants a tedious task. Sifting through the available management solutions can cause any accountant to tear their hair out. Grants Management Systems (GMS) has spent the last 30 years developing grant and loan management software and has your solution! GMS invites you to download a free white paper, What are the Key Features You Seek for Your Grant Management System?, explaining how to find the right grant management software for your organization. Click