Entries by Paula Love

It’s the Time of the Season Filled with Joy

This bright and beautiful time of the year brings a bigger and brighter GrantsAlert in 2020! Soon RFPMatch will unwrap a new GrantsAlert and we want you to share our joy and anticipation. For almost two decades, GrantsAlert continues to be grateful that you chose us to help you make a difference in education. Now […]

The Heart, the Brains, and the Courage in Grant Writing

Every year, teachers quietly and anonymously pay an average of $500, and up to a $1,000, a year for supplies for their classroom.  Yet, this goes beyond pens and papers, and can include lessons and the tools needed to teach them.   For example, a recent Gallup, Inc. report shows that 43% of teachers purchase electronic […]

Stressing About Writing A Grant?

Recently, I was working on a funding presentation and came across some warning information on a state website regarding grant writing services. This is a caution to school districts and/or schools about free grant writing services. Beware of Free Grant Writing There are companies that operate online offering “free” grant writing services that are not […]

The Bookends of Education and Funding Opportunities

As educators, we spend much time reading and studying. We know reading is the foundation skill for learning. Perhaps in your classroom you have compiled many books to share with young learners that demonstrate the importance of reading. Sometimes we use bookends to support the series of books and make the book titles stand out. […]

Put the Fun into Funding

  Finding the right grant; Crafting a logic model;  Forming partnership;, Creating the project design; Detailing a budget; Writing the application; and Submitting all of this in a timely fashion Wow — all these tasks sound like a lot of complicated and all-consuming work and really no fun.  It is a lot of work. Now […]

Three Reasons to Fall in Love with Funding

February is a time of year when we are surrounded by images and messages of love. Perhaps you, or someone you know, may be considering a Request for Proposal to the love in your life. At GrantsAlert, we fall in love everyday with being able to help you uncover the resources to make a difference […]

Fall Funding: Challenges & Opportunities

The arrival of fall means your students are back in school. This year, we saw an increased challenge for teachers and schools as they struggle with the lack of resources to meet the demands of a new school year. We read about many, many of you reaching deep into your personal pockets ($479 deep according […]

The Power of Community: Helpers are all around us

Summer’s hit documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, tells the life story of beloved television host Mr. Rogers. It’s a powerful film that highlights the importance of community and of the “helpers” (using Mr. Rogers’ lingo) who surround us. We were reminded of his noble vision of community when this story popped up on our […]

Successful Grant Writing: A Tip from Italy

One (very lucky) GrantsAlert team member just returned from a glorious vacation in Florence, Italy. Along with tales of rich gelato and amazing art, she shared a story about the Duomo—the city’s iconic dome—that resonated with all of us. Back in Italy’s heyday, an iconic cathedral was built in Florence that included space to add […]

Welcome to the NEW GrantsAlert Site

“Optimization” is the latest buzzword.  It’s the 2018 version of 1998’s “thinking outside the box.” But we know there’s nothing new or trendy about optimization for teachers. Teachers are perennial optimizers! Teachers work tirelessly every single day to make learning as great as possible for their students. Today, in honor of teachers everywhere, we are […]