ERIC Number: ED430129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Digging for Buried Treasure. Finding Funding for the Future in Service Learning. Linking Learning with Life.
Burt, Vickie J.
This booklet, which is addressed to individuals interested in funding service learning programs, examines possible sources of funding for service learning and shares grant-writing tips from experienced educators and grant writers. The booklet begins with a map of the 13 steps in the grant process. The administrator's role in grant seeking is discussed, and characteristics of administrators who successfully lead the grant-writing process are enumerated. The following potential sources of information about funding sources are considered: hardbound references, electronic references, publications/bulletins, private sources of giving and individual donors, corporate and foundation giving, and business and community organizations. The following steps in developing a proposal strategy are detailed: review of granting patterns, appropriateness of funding source, proposal review system, and special effects on proposal outcome. The following steps in creating a plan are outlined: brainstorming an idea, determining the purpose of the project, networking for plan development, drafting the proposal, evaluating the plan's effectiveness, developing the budget, seeking support letters, submitting the proposal, and sustaining the project. Presented next are 10 tips to prevent tears in grant writing and 5 success stories. (Contains a list of 19 print resources and 20 electronic resources.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Citizenship Education, Financial Support, Grants, Grantsmanship, Information Sources, Internet, Proposal Writing, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Strategic Planning
National Dropout Prevention Center, College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson University, 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29634-0726; Tel: 864-656-2599; Web site: http://www.dropoutprevention.org/ ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 078 654-667. Illustrations may not reproduce clearly.