Effective Grant Writing How to prepare a successful grant application
Preparing successful grants • Preparing successful grant proposals to receive funding from corporations or foundations requires a little research, preparation, and graceful writing. Grant administrators tell us that many grant requestors have no real understanding of the proposal writing process and as a result, their worthy causes lose out.
Be prepared • If you learn how to avoid the errors that lead to the rejection of your proposal, you will be better prepared to help the causes you most admire. On grant writing Tuesdays we will walk through the basic steps to grant writing--including an important discussion of what you must do when the grant arrives!
Where do I start? • You have already taken the most important step. You are here! Next step - we should become familiar with the institution or project for which we are requesting support.
Our ultimate goal… • To be able to put everything together so we can assemble, write, and submit complete grant proposals to foundations and other organizations and have our applications approved.
What grants are available? • A list of about 50 grants can be found on my webpage or just click here - List of grants.doc • Please email me with additional grants you find doing research or if any of the grants I have listed are now defunct, please let me know. • We are going to focus primarily on the CFBISD Educational Foundation application because you will be able to use the information in this application for other grants.
CFBISD Educational Foundation Grant • What are the CFBISD Educational Foundation grants? file:///G:/Effective%20Grant%20Writing/Intro%20to%20Educational%20Foundation.htm
What have past grant recipients done? • G:\Effective Grant Writing\2010 Teacher Grant Recipients.pdf • G:\Effective Grant Writing\2009 Grant Recipients.htm
What does an approved grant application look like? • G:\Grant App\Teacher Grant Application.doc • ..\Grant App\Grant Budget.doc
Where can I find an application to apply? • 2013 Teacher Grant Application-1.doc • http://www.cfbisdeducationalfoundation.org/programs.htm
What should I do when I receive the grant? • Write a thank you card to the Educational Foundation • Post the news on the DFL School Website • Put a blurb in the PTA Newsletter • Display your plack outside your classroom door • Example:
Should I do anything if my grant application is rejected? • Rich Lewis will tell all on Tuesday, September 17th!