Join Karl Kapp for an in-depth discussion in this video Budget mistakes, part of Grant Writing for Education.
- A critical area of grant writing is,…of course, the budget.…Often funders will look to a budget first to see if it's…well organized, feasible, and well researched.…There are several common budget mistakes…you need to avoid if you want your project funded.…One such mistake, believe it or not,…is not asking for enough money.…Yes, that's right, if you ask for too little money…you may not get funded.…Funding agencies typically have a maximum amount…of money they are willing to fund each project.…
Sometimes this information is contained…in the request for proposal,…and sometimes you'll need to research…past funded projects to determine this number,…but once you determine the amount…this is the amount you should request.…If you are only requesting a fraction of the money…the organization has allocated for each project…the agency might think you didn't do your homework,…or that your project might not make…a big enough impact for them to fund,…or that you don't really understand what needs to be done,…and they'll wonder why everyone else…
- Finding a private or governmental funding agency
- Locating collaborators
- Understanding an RFP
- Dissecting the anatomy of a grant proposal: front matter to appendices
- Avoiding common grant-writing mistakes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before You Start Writing
2. Understanding the Request for Proposal (RFP)/Solicitation
Parts of the RFP6m 22s
3. Anatomy of a Grant Proposal
4. Common Mistakes
Next steps1m 34s
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