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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

What Annoys Grant Applicants Most about Foundations Part III

To establish a prosperous relationship with a funder, communication is an important factor. You want to make sure the funder receives all of the information they require from you after you received your grant and during the application process. But you also want your funder to be a good communicator and be concise about what they expect from you. Continue Reading

What Annoys Grant Applicants Most about Foundations Part I

Applying for grants is an important strategy for teachers and educators in cash-strapped schools and underfunded classrooms. However, funders have ramped up requirements for grant applications. At times, it seems almost impossible to compile all of the information in the right way and according to funders’ wishes. Continue Reading

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How to Get Started Writing Grants

Special education teacher Carmen Watts Clayton has compiled bullet points for grant-writing “newbies,” with helpful guidance for teachers and educators who are seeking classroom funding.

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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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Leaving it to the Experts? Reasons Not to Hire a Grant Writer

A year ago, we published a blog listing a number of reasons to hire a professional grant writer. The decision to hire a professional should always be a careful one because there are both positives and negatives to consider. Here are a few reasons to consider waiting to hire a professional writer. Continue Reading

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Grant Writing: A Reality Check

I began my career in the nonprofit sector in the mid-1980s at a small art museum in Austin, Texas. First working as a volunteer, I eventually moved into half-time, then full-time employment. The organization was kind enough to fund my participation in a grant-writing workshop hosted by The Grantsmanship Training Center in Los Angeles, California, for which I will always be grateful. During that weeklong, intensive course I gained a thorough understanding of how to organize my thoughts, and to compose a comprehensive written document designed to secure funding from a potential donor. At the time, I had just completed my master’s degree in nineteenth century American art, so I was adept at academic research and writing. But The Grantsmanship Training Center helped me hone my writing skills into a more marketable product. Continue Reading

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