Many organizations don’t have the time or resources to write their own grant proposals, especially if they are seeking larger grants that often require a more involved, detailed writing process. Hiring a grant writer is a great solution for these organizations. The expertise of a good grant writer increases the chances of receiving funding and boosts the overall quality of the proposal. But what makes a good grant writer and how will you know when you’ve found one? Here’s what to look for in a grant writer: Continue Reading
Increasingly, funders are making the choice to only accept online applications. This may make it easier on foundations to receive and review proposals, but it provides a unique set of challenges for grant writers. Here are some tips to help you avoid the most common online application mistakes: Continue Reading
Contrary to popular belief, educators hardly get the whole summer off. They’re hard at work wrapping up the previous school year and preparing for the next. Many educators took the time to start searching for funding for the coming school year. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of July.
Rural school districts need all the help they can get when it comes to fundraising. I’m not a big advocate of typical fundraising approaches used in school districts across the nation, such as bake sales and car washes. These tactics take up a lot of time and yield minimal results. Instead, I advocate fundraising approaches used in state colleges, universities, and private schools.
Rural districts need not be at a disadvantage when it comes to raising outside monies. In every community in America— large or small—there are people who can afford to give a major gift to your school or school district. You just have to find these people and involve them in your schools. Encourage them to become strong advocates and supporters of the schools. There is no better cause than public education.
There are a number of questions that you should consider as you think about updating and enhancing your K-12 fundraising program. Here they are:
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: