Evaluation

Formative Evaluation: What You Can Do Pre-Award that Will Help You Post-Award

At the time it is written, a grant proposal is our best snapshot of the future. Although it may be a well-developed vision, it is still only a vision. After your project is funded, formative evaluation is key in determining the effectiveness of your project. If certain components of your project are not working, you can and should change direction. If some activities are functioning particularly well, you can identify which ones these are and build them into your sustainability strategy. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

As 2016 came to a close, educators continued to hunt for grants, contests, and competitions on the GetEdFunding website. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of December. Continue Reading

Grant writer writing a grant

Leaving it to the Experts: Reasons to Hire a Grant Writer

You may be wondering whether your organization can handle writing its own proposal or if it’s time to enlist the help of a grant writer. There are many factors that go into the decision to hire a grant writer. It is a choice that can only be made after a careful evaluation of your organization’s capabilities and needs. To aid in your decision-making, we’ve compiled a few reasons to hire a grant writer: Continue Reading

School lockers

Grant Writing for Beginners: Writing a Description of Your School

Most grant proposals include a description of the school’s mission, vision, and history. This section is important in establishing that your school has the experience and expertise required to successfully carry out the proposed project or program.

This blog is part of our new series, Grant Writing for Beginners. The series covers all the stages of preparing a grant proposal from writing a Letter of Inquiry to submitting a proposal. This post continues the series by outlining how to write a description of your school: Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

With November came colder weather and the holiday season. We hope you’re able to keep warm, spend time with family and friends, and squeeze in some grant hunting! Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of November. Continue Reading

Budgetting

Budget Basics for Federal Grants

Federal grant applications are generally comprised of two pieces: a project description, or narrative, and a financial description, or budget. These two elements are inextricably linked, as the budget lays out how much the program plan will cost. Continue Reading

Teacher and student using a technology

Technology to be Thankful for: 5 Tech Grants and Awards for Educators

This Thanksgiving GetEdFunding is thankful for all of you! Your continued support pushes us to be better. To show our appreciation, we’ve rounded up five technology funding opportunities that we can all be thankful for this year: Continue Reading

Teacher writing an Executive Summary

Grant Writing for Beginners: Making a Good First Impression with Your Executive Summary

The Executive Summary is the most important part of your grant proposal. It is the very first thing reviewers will read and, when done well, it encapsulates your whole proposal. It is best to save writing the Executive Summary for last, so you can effectively summarize each part of your proposal.

 

This blog is part of our new series, Grant Writing for Beginners. The series covers all the stages of preparing a grant proposal from writing a Letter of Inquiry to submitting a proposal. To continue the series, here’s how to write an effective Executive Summary: Continue Reading

Measuring up to federal accountability measures

Risky Business: Making Sure You Measure Up to New Federal Accountability Measures

When it comes to writing and managing federal grants, accountability is more important than ever. In December of 2013, the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued new and comprehensive grant reform rules that consolidate award requirements previously found in eight separate OMB circulars. The result is a formidable document entitled 2 CFR Part 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The new rules took effect upon federal awards made after December 26, 2014. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

The school year is now fully underway. Don’t let the opportunity to fund your ideas for your school pass you by. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of October. Continue Reading