“We really want to see schools and nonprofits think strategically about how these (grant) funds will give you the political capital to solve your problem, and (then) hold people accountable for that work to be successful.” - Michele Timmons


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Summary

Having connected her clients to over $200 million in grants through the work done by her company - EnvisionEdPlus, Michele Timmons is the right person to go to for an in-depth look at the funding panorama. She is passionate about helping schools support young people to thrive in school and beyond.

Today, she walks us through the “Three Buckets of Money” available, the trends in funding, how to think strategically about approaching funders, how to build partnerships in the community to improve the chances of scoring a grant, and MORE!

Listen and take notes on the best simple steps to enter the funding conversation.

Quotes:

10:25 “We really want to see schools and nonprofits think strategically about how these (grant) funds will give you the political capital to solve your problem, and (then) hold people accountable for that work to be successful.”

17:15 “A well-written grant proposal is actually a strategic plan for how you are going to do the work, and how you’re going to know if the work is successful.”

38:38 “(Strategic partnerships are) really about identifying your needs, and (finding) some mission overlaps that people are going to get excited about.”

42:50 “Think long-term and act short-term.”

Here are some resources mentioned in our discussion:

Ohio’s Straight A Fund Governing Board - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/straight-update-ohios-innovation-funds-michele-timmons/

Where to learn more about the guest:

Michele on Linkedin - linkedin.com/in/micheletimmons

EnvisionEdPlus website: www.envisionedplus.com

EnvisionEdPlus on Twitter: @envisionedplus

EnvisionEdPlus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnvisionEdPlus

Where to learn more about Enrollhand:

Our website: www.enrollhand.com

Our training on how to grow your school: https://webinar-replay.enrollhand.com

Our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/schoolgrowth/

You can always reach out by emailing hello@enrollhand.com