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  1. Grant Writing How are you going to win?

  2. Tool Factory/Olympus Grants www.toolfactory.com/olympus

  3. Competition • 1,950 applicants -- 5 awards • 320 applicants -- 20 awards • 956 applicants -- 25 awards How are you going to rise above?

  4. The Process • Be a grant reader • Get a team • Research • Pick targets • Make timelines for deadlines • Create an electronic library • Think innovation! • Proofread

  5. Develop a Team • Thank you team Everyone • Researchers 1-2 • Writers 1 • “Honey-do” runners 1 • Proofreaders 2 • Letters of support Loads WRITE THEIR LETTERS FOR THEM!

  6. Research, Research, Research • Ask the principal • Department of education • Magazines • Grant writers

  7. Digital Wish Grants www.digitalwish.com

  8. The Foundation Center www.foundationcenter.org

  9. GrantsAlert.com www.grantsalert.com

  10. The Grantsmanship Center www.tgci.com

  11. Technology Grant News www.technologygrantnews.com

  12. School Grants www.schoolgrants.org

  13. Donors Choose www.donorschoose.org

  14. KaBOOM! / Home Depot www.kaboom.org

  15. U Play University Scholarships are available now!

  16. Be a Detective • They will tell you the judging criteria. • They will tell you their mission. Plagiarize! Regurgitate!

  17. Find the Criteria • What’s the judging criteria? • Every grant will tell you

  18. Make sure to match: • Geographic requirements • Populations • Interests • Priorities • Activities • Funding Range

  19. Sneak Peek - Judging Site • Rule #1 No typpos!#*! • Rule #2 Properly Grammer useage • Rule #3 Must reflect adequate planning Round 1: Yes or No

  20. Find the Judging Criteria Make your grant match their criteria!

  21. Sneak Peek - Round 2

  22. Think Outside the Box • You want: digital cameras and a microscope. • Grant’s objectives: Save the environment. How do you make your “Wants”…meet their “Objectives”?

  23. Sunderland Elementary School

  24. Create Timelines • Map out deadlines • Pretend everything is due 1 week early • Proofread twice - leave time Murphy’s Law stalks grant writers!

  25. Writing • FOLLOW DIRECTIONS! • Regurgitate • Tell a story • Inject excitement - Find the “Wow”! • Proofread • Proofread again Start with their mission and objectives, then edit. Remember, it’s their money!

  26. Build a Relationship • Write letters • Call • Write more letters • Call again • Did I forget to say “Write letters”? What do kids do when they want something?

  27. Create an Electronic Library • School demographics • Description of local issues • Project descriptions • Bios • Press releases • Press coverage Store it on the server, force everyone to use it.

  28. After the Win • Thank everyone • Press releases • Radio, television, newspapers • Send progress reports • Deliver Winning a grant is your best leverage to winning another grant.

  29. Digital Wish Reach out to your community! Create a profile and enter to win 43 grant opportunities at once! www.digitalwish.com heather@toolfactory.com