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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 1: Organize a Project Team

Guideline: Organizing a project team enables the grant seeker to broaden stakeholder participation, optimize creativity, and create a better program than if one person designed it and wrote the proposal. Prior to forming the project team the grant seeker should determine its role, establish membership criteria, and identify prospective members. With the pre-planning completed the prospective members will know what is being asked of them.


Checklist of Possible Stakeholders

A broad range of stakeholders should be involved in the improvement process. This checklist may help the improvement team identify stakeholders in its community.

Tips for Team Building

Organizing the project team may involve bringing together a diverse group of people who have had little prior experience with each other or people who have worked together but not really collaborated with each other before. The team building tips offered will help a team leader focus their attention on the key points when organizing their team.

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