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What Have You Been Reading?

It has been an exciting year 2017 for Discover GetEdFunding. We touched many grant-related topics and tried to offer you as information as possible to help you find grants, prepare grants, grant writing, and learning about the pitfalls and tricks. These are the most read blog posts of 2017: Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the last month of 2017, educators were interested in grants for STEM education, after-school programs, and programs for disadvantaged students. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of December. Continue Reading

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Leaving it to the Experts? Reasons Not to Hire a Grant Writer

A year ago, we published a blog listing a number of reasons to hire a professional grant writer. The decision to hire a professional should always be a careful one because there are both positives and negatives to consider. Here are a few reasons to consider waiting to hire a professional writer. Continue Reading

NewYear_2018

7 Grants to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? At the top of many people’s lists are to be more active, exercise more, and eat healthy. If you’re interested in applying those same resolutions to your students, check out these grants to help get your class moving and eating well in 2018. Continue Reading

Grant Writing

Grant Writing: A Reality Check

I began my career in the nonprofit sector in the mid-1980s at a small art museum in Austin, Texas. First working as a volunteer, I eventually moved into half-time, then full-time employment. The organization was kind enough to fund my participation in a grant-writing workshop hosted by The Grantsmanship Training Center in Los Angeles, California, for which I will always be grateful. During that weeklong, intensive course I gained a thorough understanding of how to organize my thoughts, and to compose a comprehensive written document designed to secure funding from a potential donor. At the time, I had just completed my master’s degree in nineteenth century American art, so I was adept at academic research and writing. But The Grantsmanship Training Center helped me hone my writing skills into a more marketable product. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

As the year winds down, educators discovered professional development scholarships; Rocketry competitions; and grants for conservation education, aeronautics, and classroom enrichment. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of November. Continue Reading

Special Education

Using the Custom Search for Special Needs

While finding funding for schools and teachers is laborious at best, finding funding for special needs students or classrooms can be downright discouraging. Special needs materials are often more costly than general education materials, so how do you go about finding the best grants to support your needs? Continue Reading

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What Have You Been Reading?

These are the most popular blog posts from the second half of 2017. Have you read them yet? In the past months, we brought you posts about mistakes to avoid in grant writing and why applications are rejected, how to make sure you are not falling for a scam grant, and how to master applying for federal funding. Continue Reading

Community Foundation

The Importance of Community Foundations

Finding funding involves a lot of brainwork. Once you find a suitable foundation that supports your proposed projects, you also need to find new and innovative ways to describe your proposal according to the funder’s areas of interest. Sometimes it is difficult to determine exactly what it is a foundation is looking for in a grantee. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop in and discuss your proposal or establish a real-life relationship with someone at the foundation? Community foundations offer an excellent opportunity to forge in-person connections. Continue Reading

Tech Classroom

6 Resources to Find Technology for Your Classroom

In many schools, computers, tablets, and software programs to increase and enrich learning experiences are still limited. Oftentimes, schools simply cannot stretch their budget to buy more technology. However, innovative projects can be funded by grants from outside sources. Here is a list of some of the top foundations and corporations in the United States that make grants to improve access to technology in classrooms. Continue Reading


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