Browse Month: May 2016

Rejected grant proposals

It’s Not You It’s Me: 7 Reasons Why Grant Proposals Are Rejected

We all dread rejection, especially after we’ve worked so hard to find the perfect funding opportunity and fine tune our proposals. Writing a good proposal can take months of hard work and the approval of multiple people. Remember that grant writing is a long game, and it may take several attempts to find the right funding fit.

 

Sometimes rejection letters can offer very little insight into why a proposal was rejected. Many foundation’s receive so many proposals that they cannot speak with applicants about why their proposal was rejected and what they can do better next time. You may be left wondering how to improve your proposal with so little feedback. Here are some of the top reasons your proposal might have been rejected:

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Twelve Tips for Connecting with K-12 Donors

If your district’s needs are like so many others across the country, learning how to connect with major donors is critical if you want your share of the fundraising pie. Connecting with these donors in human terms and making them friends of the schools is one of the major tasks of public school fundraisers in the 21st century.

When approaching potential major donors, you are making a human connection that hopefully leads to a desired gift. Here are 12 ways to connect:

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How To Develop a Clear Funding Vision

It is important to know exactly what you’re looking for before launching your funding search. A clear vision allows you to quickly weed out ill-fitting opportunities and focus on researching more viable options.

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Top 5 April Funding Opportunities

April showers bring May flowers. GetEdFunding’s grant seekers used the month of April to work hard at finding the perfect funding opportunity, and now they’re reaping the rewards of their hard work this May. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of April.

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