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Empowering People through Literacy

During her lifetime, former first lady Barbara Bush dedicated her efforts to increasing literacy in adults, children, and youth. In her own words, she believed that, “the American Dream is about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard. If we don’t give everyone the ability to simply read and write, then we aren’t giving everyone an equal chance to succeed.Her goal was to empower families through literacy. Continue Reading

Teachers Spend their Own Money on Classroom Supplies

The National Center for Education Statistics recently published a study: according to this study, over 90 percent of public school teachers use their own money to supplement their classrooms, from supplies such as pencils, paper, and books to devices such as tables and computers. We took a closer look at the study to see what public school classrooms look like in the US. Continue Reading

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What Have You Been Reading?

These are the most popular blog posts from the second half of 2017. Have you read them yet? In the past months, we brought you posts about mistakes to avoid in grant writing and why applications are rejected, how to make sure you are not falling for a scam grant, and how to master applying for federal funding. Continue Reading

Scam grants

How to Spot a Scam Grant

Searching for grants is a long and sometimes tedious process. Once you finally find the perfect opportunity, you may feel elated and ready to get to work. But what if the opportunity is a scam and all the work you are putting in is futile? There are scammers that offer “perfect” opportunities in order to make a quick buck or extract personal information from applicants. When looking for funding sources, it is important to ask a series of questions to ensure the grant is not a scam. Continue Reading

Teachers and grant writing

Teachers and Grant Writing—What’s the Connection?

I had heard that The Research Institute’s (TRI) Christina Reagle was scheduled to present a Grant Writing 101 workshop to a room full of Western Oregon University (WOU) students. Nothing unusual about that. But these students are about to graduate from the WOU College of Education and begin their first teaching jobs. Why would these new teachers need to develop grant-writing skills, I wondered? So, I went along to find out. Continue Reading

Tools to make grant writing easier

There’s an App for That: Tools to Make Grant Writing Easier

Writing a proposal can be a long process that takes a lot of planning and coordination. Fortunately, there are plenty of apps and software to help you succeed at any task. Here are just a few tools that can make grant writing easier. Continue Reading

Teacher thinking about funding

Tips to Keep on the Grant-Writing Radar

Grant-writing novices are likely to be a bit tentative at first. Know that it takes time to hone the craft. Doing the work builds the requisite storytelling skills that will reap financial rewards over the long term. Here are some tips that will help toward that end. Continue Reading

PTA group working on funding

The PTA as a Bona Fide Nonprofit

The Power of the 501(c)(3)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) generally treats public schools as government entities that are exempt from federal income tax. As such, they can apply for and receive certain grants. But they often confront constraints—lack of time, absence of person power, and in some cases, restrictive fundraising regulations—that prevent them from going the grant-writing route for financial support. A PTA can be a tremendous help on this front. Continue Reading

Collecting and analyzing graphs of data

Fast and Fabulous Data When You’re in a Hurry

We have all been there before: the grant is due in a week (or maybe tomorrow) and it is 3:00 a.m. and you have to find data to support your grant proposal as soon as possible. As a self-proclaimed data nerd, I am giving you my favorite sources to find fabulous facts in a pinch. The information below is a mix of resources for elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education. Continue Reading

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