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
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
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
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
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
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
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