Rejected grant proposals

It’s Not You It’s Me: 7 Reasons Why Grant Proposals Are Rejected

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:

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Twelve Tips for Connecting with K-12 Donors

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:

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How To Develop a Clear Funding Vision

It is important to know exactly what you’re looking for before launching your funding search. A clear vision allows you to quickly weed out ill-fitting opportunities and focus on researching more viable options.

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Top 5 April Funding Opportunities

April showers bring May flowers. GetEdFunding’s grant seekers used the month of April to work hard at finding the perfect funding opportunity, and now they’re reaping the rewards of their hard work this May. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of April.

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Secrets and Strategies from a Grant Writing Pro

CDW-G continued 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. This second webinar discussed the next two sections: Description of the Project and Project Management Timeline. Here are a few of the suggested strategies:

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Six Steps to Crafting a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

With all of the great success stories out there about crowdfunding, you may be wondering if it’s time for you to give it a shot. Crowdfunding can be a great funding resource, but only if you take the time to craft a compelling campaign. Here are the steps you should take to ensure your project is successfully funded.

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Crowdfunding Versus Grant Writing: What’s the Difference?

As school budgets get tighter, more and more educators are turning to crowdfunding sites, such as DonorsChoose, AdoptAClasroom, and GoFundMe, to raise much needed funds for their classrooms. But what is crowdfunding and how is it different from grant writing?

Crowdfunding is when an individual or organization raises money from numerous donors, typically with the help of a website, to fund equipment or a project or program. Unlike general school fundraisers, both crowdfunding and grant writing raise money to address a specific need. While both approaches have been proven to achieve similar results, they are both vastly different. Here’s a quick guide to crowdfunding versus grant writing.

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Top 5 Trending Funding Opportunities

March has come and gone, and GetEdFunding’s grant seekers have made the most of it by uncovering the latest in education-related funding opportunities. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of March.

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How to Finance Your Professional Development

How to Finance PD

Grants aren’t only for schools or classrooms in need. They also support professional development of individual educators. Professional development increases educators’ educational practices and in turn, improves student performance. Educators can receive grants for research, continuing education, curriculum development, or workshops or conferences. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Optimize Your Search

GetEdFunding’s Custom Search offers a wide range of search options to help you find grant opportunities specific to your needs. Here are a few tips to optimize your search results.

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