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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: Conceptualize Project

Guideline: Moving from an idea to a solution is a process, starting from a global perspective to drilling down to the actionable components. This requires the project team to open its thinking to new possibilities and ways of doing things. The application of brainstorming tools may be helpful with this task.

Resources

Questions to Ask Before Writing the Proposal

This checklist offers a series of questions to assess the odds of success and how well the project fits within the grant seeker's organization.

Questions to Ask When Assessing Project Ideas

This checklist offers a list of helpful questions when considering project ideas.

Things to Do in Conceptualizing a Project

This checklist offers a list of key things to do as the project team takes the project idea and conceptualizes how it will work.

The Three P's: Project Angles

This document summarizes one approach to conceptualizing a community initiative according to the three angles — Purpose, Partners and Practices.

Logic Models

When creating any type of plan it is important to closely look at how it will work and how its pieces fit together. Links to resources explaining the logic model concept are offered to assist the project team apply the concept with their project planning.

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