CDW-G wrapped up its three-part webinar series, with Dr. Toni Rockis, by discussing strategies for writing an effective grant proposal. In the first webinar, attendees got insights into the first three sections of a grant proposal: Executive Summary, Description of the School, and Need for the Project. The second webinar discussed the next two sections: Description of the Project and Project Management Timeline. This final webinar reviewed the last three sections: Evaluation of the Project, Project Budget, and Appendices. Here are a few of the suggested strategies:
When you’re writing a grant, you’re a slave to the all important deadline. Time is of the essence. Don’t let poor time management skills sink a great proposal. Here are some tips for managing your time:
Summer is finally here! Educators aren’t just kicking back at the pool though, they’re digging into some new funding opportunities. GetEdFunding has a great selection of grants and other funding opportunities year-round. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of June.
Grant makers use social media to share news about their current grantees and projects, as well as interesting articles, infographics, and advice. This gives a sense of the foundation’s distinct personality, where their passions lie, and what their preferences are. It can also alert you to future funding opportunities. Here are some great grant makers to follow.
While summer is a time for relaxation and fun, that doesn’t mean it has to be a time of learning loss. A strong body of research confirms that students lose months of the skills they learned during the school year over the summer break. With budgets getting tighter, schools and educators have turned to federal, state, and local funding sources to finance important summer learning programs. Continue Reading
As the school year comes to a close, we begin to think back on all this year has brought. In reflecting on your work, it is important to acknowledge your growth and accomplishments. You’ve put in the hard work, and now it’s time to reap the rewards. Here are a few exciting educator awards to celebrate your continued dedication to education:
Rejection can be hard to take, especially when you’ve poured so much time and effort into a great proposal. You may not know how to proceed after putting your best efforts into a proposal that doesn’t make the cut. A rejected proposal is not the end of your funding search. It’s merely a bump in the road. Here are some tips on what to do after your proposal is rejected.
The school year is winding down, but GetEdFunding grant seekers are just starting up their summer funding searches. Now is the time to reflect on the school year and decide what worked, what could’ve gone better, and what you’d really like to do next year. GetEdFunding has thousands of funding opportunities to support your next big idea. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of May.
We all dread rejection, especially after we’ve worked so hard to find the perfect funding opportunity and fine tune our proposals. Writing a good proposal can take months of hard work and the approval of multiple people. Remember that grant writing is a long game, and it may take several attempts to find the right funding fit.
Sometimes rejection letters can offer very little insight into why a proposal was rejected. Many foundation’s receive so many proposals that they cannot speak with applicants about why their proposal was rejected and what they can do better next time. You may be left wondering how to improve your proposal with so little feedback. Here are some of the top reasons your proposal might have been rejected:
If your district’s needs are like so many others across the country, learning how to connect with major donors is critical if you want your share of the fundraising pie. Connecting with these donors in human terms and making them friends of the schools is one of the major tasks of public school fundraisers in the 21st century.
When approaching potential major donors, you are making a human connection that hopefully leads to a desired gift. Here are 12 ways to connect: