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Grant Writer

Tell Us About Your Grant Writing Experiences

You’re out on the frontlines—sifting through hundreds of funding opportunities, applying for grants, and talking to funders—that’s why we want to hear from you. You’re the experts in educational funding, so take a moment to fill out our quiz. We may even analyze the results in a future blog. Continue Reading

Avoiding pitfalls

10 Pitfalls to Avoid in Successful Educational Grant Writing

The advantages of grants are numerous. Wonderful programs, projects, and products may be initiated and thrive because of successful grant writing and management. Grants can provide huge monetary rewards with just a single proposal, and some rewards can be worth millions of dollars. Grants can be prestigious and give your organization immediate credibility and exposure to the public.

However, since money is tight, grant writing is a very competitive sport. The quality of your proposal is of the utmost importance. If you do not have time to submit your best work, wait until the next competition to ensure the quality of the proposal. What follows are some common pitfalls that you should avoid in writing your grant. Continue Reading

Teachers and grant writing

Teachers and Grant Writing—What’s the Connection?

I had heard that The Research Institute’s (TRI) Christina Reagle was scheduled to present a Grant Writing 101 workshop to a room full of Western Oregon University (WOU) students. Nothing unusual about that. But these students are about to graduate from the WOU College of Education and begin their first teaching jobs. Why would these new teachers need to develop grant-writing skills, I wondered? So, I went along to find out. Continue Reading

Summer Grant Writing

How to Use Your Summer to Prep for Grant Writing

Summer is a time to hit the reset button and reevaluate your goals before diving into the coming school year. Here’s how to prepare for writing some impressive grant proposals this fall. Continue Reading

Writing a budget

Grant Writing for Beginners: How to Build a Budget

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 the budgeting process. Continue Reading

Tools to make grant writing easier

There’s an App for That: Tools to Make Grant Writing Easier

Writing a proposal can be a long process that takes a lot of planning and coordination. Fortunately, there are plenty of apps and software to help you succeed at any task. Here are just a few tools that can make grant writing easier. Continue Reading

Planning a timeline

Time Is of the Essence: How to Write a Timeline for Your Grant

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 timeline. Continue Reading

Writing a description of you project plan

Grant Writing for Beginners: Writing a Description of Your Project

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

Setting goals

Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

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

Teacher thinking about funding

Tips to Keep on the Grant-Writing Radar

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


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