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The Statement of Need

When you create a grant application for a project, it is important to be concise and detailed about why you need the money. This part of your application is generally known as the Statement of Needs. It is helpful to use the following steps when crafting your Statement of Need. Continue Reading

5 Reasons Why Your Grant Application Is Rejected

You spent hours drafting a needs statement, calculating a meticulous budget, and following the appropriate timelines. Unfortunately, sometimes that is still not enough to receive funding and all that you are left with is the dreaded rejection letter. Continue Reading

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Social Media Can Help You With Your Grant-Writing

Social Media can be a useful tool for teachers and educators looking for advice, opinions, and resources. It can also be a great help in identifying funding opportunities and provide guidance for applications, proposals, and how to approach potential funders. Continue Reading

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Grant Writing Webinars: Tips, Tricks, and Resources

GetEdFunding offers a vast array of resources for teachers and educators interested in grant writing and applying for grants. Discover GetEdFunding also provides the Grant Writing For Beginners Series. Over many years, GetEdFunding has also hosted a number of webinars presented by grant writing experts offering insights into developing a proposal, creating a budget, and writing an award-winning application for funding.

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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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A Teacher’s Story: How to Fund Your Classroom

Alyssa Kave is a physical education teacher at Wells Elementary in the East Moline School District, Illinois. She has been using grants and crowdsourcing efforts to supplement her classroom and discusses the difficulties teachers face. Continue Reading

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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What Have You Been Reading?

It has been an exciting year 2017 for Discover GetEdFunding. We touched many grant-related topics and tried to offer you as information as possible to help you find grants, prepare grants, grant writing, and learning about the pitfalls and tricks. These are the most read blog posts of 2017: 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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6 Resources to Find Technology for Your Classroom

In many schools, computers, tablets, and software programs to increase and enrich learning experiences are still limited. Oftentimes, schools simply cannot stretch their budget to buy more technology. However, innovative projects can be funded by grants from outside sources. Here is a list of some of the top foundations and corporations in the United States that make grants to improve access to technology in classrooms. Continue Reading


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