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Today's public and private schools can no longer rely on traditional sources of funding to fulfill their educational goals. Although grants have become increasingly popular alternatives for financial support, principals and their staff must face stiff competition for these limited sources. This practical, step-by-step guide is for principals who want to improve their chances of winning grants for their schools.
As administrative leaders, principals are in a pivotal position to motivate teachers, parents, and volunteers in the grantseeking process. This guide provides principals with techniques for mobilizing school staff, coordinating community support, developing winning proposals, constructing realistic plans and budgets, and successfully implementing those grants that have been awarded. David Bauer is not only an educator and former administrator but a noted expert in grantseeking and fund-raising. He draws from his extensive experience to share useful strategies as well as resources, including worksheets, forms, sample proposal formats, and checklists to measure progress. The grants marketplace can be a tremAndous resource for schools who know their way around. This guide helps empower schools and their leaders in resolving their funding problems.
|1||The Principal's Role in Supporting Grantseeking||1|
|2||Setting Up a Proactive Grants System in Your School||9|
|3||Getting Ready: Assessing Needs, Establishing Goals, and Developing Solutions||24|
|4||The Grants Marketplace: What a Principal Needs to Know||36|
|5||Finding the Best Funders: Matching Projects to Grantors||60|
|6||Strategies for Contacting Prospective Grantors||100|
|7||Putting the Proposal Together: Developing a Strategy, Plan, and Budget||122|
|8||Preparing Federal Grant Proposals for Your School||138|
|9||Improving and Submitting Your School's Federal Grant Proposal||154|
|10||Developing Foundation and Corporate Grants Support for Your School||173|
|11||Improving and Submitting Your School's Foundation/Corporate Proposal||189|
|12||The Decision: Contacting Grantors and Dealing with Success/Rejection||195|
|13||The Principal's Role in Administering Grant Funds||203|