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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

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

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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

10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Writing a Grant Application

If you think you are ready to write your grant application, take a step back and ask yourself these 10 questions. If you can easily answer all of them, you are ready to dive into your proposal. Continue Reading

You Can Win Grants For Your School

Building Strong Relationships with Funders

Fundraisers and donations are a great way to raise money for projects, but most organizations need major donors to thrive. Finding donors is about building relationships that connect people to your school or organization. We already touched upon the introduction to foundations that do not accept unsolicited proposals. Here are some ideas you can use to build relationships with funders. Continue Reading

You Have to Apply Twice: To the Foundation and to Your Principal

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

Adding Value to Your Grant Proposal

In a previous blog, we discussed using data to support grant proposals. But data numbers are not the only important factors that add value to a proposal. There are other statistics that can give grant proposals additional weight and impress funders. Continue Reading

Finding Data for Your Grant Proposal

One of the most important yet difficult features of a grant application is providing the data that supports your proposal, your need, and your goals. Whether the funder asks for demographic data, school population, and information on target audiences, or background data, it is crucial to know where to look for the right numbers. We have compiled a number of resources for data collection that is essential to your proposal: Continue Reading

What Annoys Grant Applicants Most about Foundations Part III

To establish a prosperous relationship with a funder, communication is an important factor. You want to make sure the funder receives all of the information they require from you after you received your grant and during the application process. But you also want your funder to be a good communicator and be concise about what they expect from you. Continue Reading


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