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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 2: Build a Trusting Environment

Guideline: Trust is the foundation for effective personal interaction. Achieving the grant's goals requires trust between the parties involved. Creating the climate of trust starts with the project leader. The resources provided offer guidance for building trust.

Resources

Creative Thinking Tools - The Six Thinking Hats

Individual group members often have divergent viewpoints. Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats is a system fostering collaboration, increased productivity, creativity, and innovation. The concept enables participants in a discussion to move from the traditional argumentative approach to a collaborative process and fosters a more productive dialog. The document provides an overview of the tool and additional resources about it.

Building Trust

Building trust involves three dimensions constancy of purpose, sharing information and acknowledging the abilities of others. The document offers some basic attributes that school leaders can practice in building a climate of trust within their schools.

Great Place to Work Model

Developed by the Great Place to Work Institute, the model identifies three dimensions that comprise the basic components of trust and two that impact workplace relationships. The model may be useful to school leaders in understanding the dynamics of trust in the workplace.

Turf Issues

Individual group members often have divergent viewpoints. Turf issues can arise between group members and groups within a school, district, or community. This document offers a basic guide for addressing turf issues when they arise.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.