Browse Month: July 2016

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Rural Fundraising

Rural school districts need all the help they can get when it comes to fundraising. I’m not a big advocate of typical fundraising approaches used in school districts across the nation, such as bake sales and car washes. These tactics take up a lot of time and yield minimal results. Instead, I advocate fundraising approaches used in state colleges, universities, and private schools.

 

Rural districts need not be at a disadvantage when it comes to raising outside monies. In every community in America— large or small—there are people who can afford to give a major gift to your school or school district. You just have to find these people and involve them in your schools. Encourage them to become strong advocates and supporters of the schools. There is no better cause than public education.

 

There are a number of questions that you should consider as you think about updating and enhancing your K-12 fundraising program. Here they are:

 

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You Can Win Grants For Your School

More Secrets and Strategies from a Grant Writing Pro

CDW-G wrapped up its three-part webinar series, with Dr. Toni Rockis, by discussing strategies for writing an effective grant proposal. In the first webinar, attendees got insights into the first three sections of a grant proposal: Executive Summary, Description of the School, and Need for the Project. The second webinar discussed the next two sections: Description of the Project and Project Management Timeline. This final webinar reviewed the last three sections: Evaluation of the Project, Project Budget, and Appendices. Here are a few of the suggested strategies:

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Time Management for Grant Writing

Time Is Money: How to Improve Time Management Skills for Grant Writers

When you’re writing a grant, you’re a slave to the all important deadline. Time is of the essence. Don’t let poor time management skills sink a great proposal. Here are some tips for managing your time:

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Top 5 June Funding Opportunities

Summer is finally here! Educators aren’t just kicking back at the pool though, they’re digging into some new funding opportunities. GetEdFunding has a great selection of grants and other funding opportunities year-round. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of June.

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