Browse Month: February 2017

PTA group working on funding

The PTA as a Bona Fide Nonprofit

The Power of the 501(c)(3)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) generally treats public schools as government entities that are exempt from federal income tax. As such, they can apply for and receive certain grants. But they often confront constraints—lack of time, absence of person power, and in some cases, restrictive fundraising regulations—that prevent them from going the grant-writing route for financial support. A PTA can be a tremendous help on this front. Continue Reading

PTA meeting

PTA as Grant Writing Guru

Foundation, corporation, and government grants abound, but what prevents schools from reaching out for these opportunities to fund equipment and educational initiatives? The reality is that lack of time, resources, and knowledge about grant writing can often impede a school’s fundraising potential. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Educators started the new year with a bang by discovering exciting funding opportunities. If you have a vision for the new year, now is the time to start searching for the funding that can make your dream a reality. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of January. Continue Reading

Teachers Discussing Grant Writing

How to Guide Teachers Who Are New to Grant Writing

Many of you have experienced the benefits of grant writing for your own school or classroom. Once you’ve seen how far a little extra funding can go, it’s understandable to want to spread the news to fellow teachers. When you mention grant writing to your colleagues, you may see their eyes glaze over or a look of angst cross their faces. It can be difficult to convince teachers who are new to grant writing that the benefits of funding outweigh the stress of writing a proposal. Here are some strategies to help you ease colleagues into grant writing: Continue Reading