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Become a Grant Writing Guru and Spread the Word

Winning a grant is an exciting event and it might inspire you not just to keep writing applications, but to also try and convince colleagues to try too. However, convincing others to write a grant application can be difficult. Grant writing appears like a daunting task, but the benefits of receiving funding far outweigh the application process. Here are some strategies to help you convert your colleagues into grant writers. Continue Reading

What Bloggers Can Teach Grant Writers about Writing, Competition, and Finding Success

This blog post was originally posted on Peak Proposals LLC in December 2016.

 

Many bloggers write about how to connect with online readers. It turns out that many of the bloggers’ views on what it takes to be a successful blogger apply equally well to grant writing. Continue Reading

5 Steps to Best Practices in Grant Writing

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

GetEdFunding for Beginners

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

Optimize Your GetEdFunding Grant Search

GetEdFunding has updated its Custom Search to help you find the funding for your needs. Read our tips to make the most of our custom search feature: 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

5 Reasons Why Your Grant Application Is Rejected

You spent hours drafting a needs statement, calculating a meticulous budget, and following the appropriate timelines. Unfortunately, sometimes that is still not enough to receive funding and all that you are left with is the dreaded rejection letter. Continue Reading

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A Teacher’s Story: How to Fund Your Classroom

Alyssa Kave is a physical education teacher at Wells Elementary in the East Moline School District, Illinois. She has been using grants and crowdsourcing efforts to supplement her classroom and discusses the difficulties teachers face. Continue Reading

Why Grant Writing is an Important Process for Students and Teachers

I have been an educator for more than 30 years and taught all grades and subjects, including special education. I have worn many “hats” in my career, and each one is associated with a vast amount of paperwork. Yet I advocate for more paperwork and extra hours by adding another “hat”—the grant writer. Continue Reading

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