Regardless of whether you are a novice or seasoned grant writer, preparing and writing a grant application can be a daunting task. Success is often not immediate and patience is required to keep trying. While there isn’t a comprehensive application template guaranteeing success, there are a number of best practices you can follow when preparing an application. Continue Reading
If you’ve discovered GetEdFunding.com and registered for an account, you are now ready to get started with grant writing. But how and where do you begin? Here is a helpful guide on how to use the GetEdFunding database to make the most of the available resources. Continue Reading
Writing a grant for the first time can be a daunting process. The most important thing to remember is that grant writing is a skill that will take time and effort to cultivate. Once you hone your skills, the rewards of finding the right funding to execute your vision will be well worth it.
This is the first blog in our new series, Grant Writing for Beginners. The series will cover all the stages of preparing a grant proposal from writing a Letter of Inquiry to submitting a proposal. To start off the series, here are some general tips for beginners to keep in mind:
In the previous month, teachers searched GetEdFunding for STEM opportunities, early childhood education grants, and funding for after-school and out-of-school programs. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of July. Continue Reading
We have published a number of blogs with tips and information on how to write a successful grant application, covering topics from budgets to narratives and Letters of Inquiry to thank you letters to funders. But what do successful grant applications look like? What makes them stand out? Which projects have captured funders’ attention? Below is an example of a successful grant application. Continue Reading
Many educators, principals, and decision makers view professional development and learning as a way to increase the skills needed to prepare students for the demands of the twenty-first century workforce. Professional development helps teachers improve educational practices and students’ academic performance. GetEdFunding offers a range of grants and awards for professional development. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Continue Reading
Imagine you have found a perfect grant opportunity for your classroom. You have contacted the foundation and they are interested in your project and encouraging you to apply. The next step is to write your application. It all sounds straightforward, but often there is one more step in between. You don’t just need to apply once to the foundation—you have to apply twice because first you have to convince your principal to support your application. Continue Reading