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A Data Update

We previously published a blog about where to find necessary data to support a grant proposal. We have also discussed the importance of collecting clear and precise data to give a proposal more weight and validity. Continue Reading

Are you Grant Ready?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin

When it comes time to prepare a grant application—whether you are an experienced grant seeker or a newbie—the one thing you will need is documentation. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators searched for professional development grants; programs for underserved students; technology equipment; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of April. Continue Reading

Describing the Methodology in Your Grant Proposal

After reviewing the goals, objectives, and outcomes in a grant proposal last week, this week we take a more detailed look at the methods section. This is where you describe what you intend to do to realize your stated goals and reach anticipated outcomes. Continue Reading

Back to Basics: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

To write a compelling and successful grant proposal, there are three core areas to focus on: goals, objectives, and anticipated outcomes. While these three parts should be described sequentially, they should also be considered a unit. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, teachers searched GetEdFunding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project funding, literacy programming, after-school computer programs, and technology and tools for science and mathematics. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of March. Continue Reading

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The 5 Most Common Types of Grants

nce you decide to search for funding options, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Not only is there a breadth of information to decipher surrounding specific foundations and terminology, but there is also numerous types of funding to consider. Most grants fall into one of five categories. Keep reading to find out which grant category would be most beneficial for you. Continue Reading

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Grants—Money or Goods?

Most people associate grants with monetary awards. However, there are other grant opportunities that award services and goods, such as computers, books, musical instruments, or software. Once you decide on your grant project, ask yourself whether it might be a good option to search for funding opportunities that award a service or product you need as opposed to a cash award. You may have greater chances of finding funding success if you do not limit your applications to funders who only offer money. Continue Reading

Online Grant Application

Easy Steps to Submitting Online Applications

Online applications appear to be an easy option to submit a grant proposal. Online platforms make it easier for foundations to receive and review proposals, but they provide unique challenges for grant writers. Here are some tips to help you avoid the most common online application mistakes. Continue Reading


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