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July: 4 education grants you don’t want to miss

From STEM learning to financial literacy, learn more about these new July grants.…

What ‘sequestration’ could mean for school grant seeking in 2013

What ‘sequestration’ could mean for school grant seeking in 2013

You might already know that the Budget Control Act of 2011 created a Joint Commission of Congress that is charged with identifying budgetary savings of at least $1.2 trillion over…

Dispelling five common grant-seeking myths

Dispelling five common grant-seeking myths

As I’ve talked with a variety of people recently who are looking for funding for their education projects, I’ve come to realize there are a few grant-seeking “myths” that need…

Five reasons you should attend grant workshops and training calls

Five reasons you should attend grant workshops and training calls

When I started writing education grants nearly 20 years ago, many funders would hold Request for Proposals (RFP) workshops. During these workshops, they would review the RFP for a grant…

Six lessons learned as a grant reviewer

Six lessons learned as a grant reviewer

I recently received an eMail message from an individual who attended a workshop I led on grant writing in February. During my workshops, I often encourage attendees to serve as…

How to approach funders who don’t accept new proposals

How to approach funders who don’t accept new proposals

If you are a seasoned grant writer or have spent numerous hours researching foundations, you might be as frustrated as I was when I would find a “perfect match” foundation,…

Eight tips for creating an accurate budget for your grant proposal

Eight tips for creating an accurate budget for your grant proposal

If you are creating your very first budget for a grant proposal, where should you start? Here are eight suggestions that might make the process a little less daunting.…

Boost your grant-seeking success by demonstrating strong credibility

Boost your grant-seeking success by demonstrating strong credibility

You might have noticed that some funders require you to address the “Capacity of Your Organization” to carry out the project you’re describing in your grant proposal. If you come…

How to tap corporate philanthropy in support of ed tech

How to tap corporate philanthropy in support of ed tech

Is corporate philanthropy a part of your grant-seeking efforts? If not, here’s some basic information to get you started in examining this potential source of support for your school or…

Tips for effective grant evaluation

Tips for effective grant evaluation

In a recent article from the publication Giving Forum, titled “Effective Grant Evaluation: A Funder’s Tips,” author Sharon DeMark from the Minnesota Community Foundation and the Saint Paul Foundation provides…

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