This blog is part of our new series, Grant Writing for Beginners. The series addresses all stages of preparing a grant proposal, from writing a Letter of Inquiry to submitting a complete proposal. This post continues the series by outlining key components of the project description. Continue Reading
A foundation’s guidelines may not specifically mention technology, but that doesn’t mean technology cannot be purchased as part of the proposed program or project. Funders are often more interested in supporting innovative projects enabled by technology rather than solely supporting technology purchases, equipment, or materials needed for success.
Effective proposals go beyond the purchase of equipment by pinpointing why certain technology is needed and how it will empower students. We’ve gathered several success stories illustrating real-life examples of how grants that did not focus specifically on technology were used to support technology purchases. Continue Reading
Goals, objectives, and outcomes are the core of a quality program and delineate defined measures of the project for which funding support is requested. Goals, objectives, and outcomes are not interchangeable. They are sequentially linked and serve different purposes.
To understand the nuanced differences, let’s review a possible real-life example—a high school leadership academy focused on college readiness. Continue Reading
Grant-writing novices are likely to be a bit tentative at first. Know that it takes time to hone the craft. Doing the work builds the requisite storytelling skills that will reap financial rewards over the long term. Here are some tips that will help toward that end. Continue Reading
The shortest month of the year really flew by! Here at GetEdFunding we spent February digging up exciting, new funding opportunities for our grant seekers. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of February. Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
It may seem like summer is still far away, but deadlines for funding summer programs and professional development opportunities are approaching fast. To help you start planning your summer, we’ve pulled together a few funding finds that are too good to pass up: Continue Reading