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Back to Basics: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

To write a compelling and successful grant proposal, there are three core areas to focus on: goals, objectives, and anticipated outcomes. While these three parts should be described sequentially, they should also be considered a unit. Continue Reading

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Grants—Money or Goods?

Most people associate grants with monetary awards. However, there are other grant opportunities that award services and goods, such as computers, books, musical instruments, or software. Once you decide on your grant project, ask yourself whether it might be a good option to search for funding opportunities that award a service or product you need as opposed to a cash award. You may have greater chances of finding funding success if you do not limit your applications to funders who only offer money. Continue Reading

Are you Ready to Develop Your Potential?

Many educators, principals, and decision makers view professional development and learning as a way to increase the skills needed to prepare students for the demands of the twenty-first century workforce. Professional development helps teachers improve educational practices and students’ academic performance. GetEdFunding offers a range of grants and awards for professional development. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 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

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

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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


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