Author Archives: Guest Contributor

The ED Angle on SCOTUS’ Obamacare Ruling

(The following post ran in Thompson’s education blog, Title 1-derland.) The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act— one of its most important decisions of the past decade — has significant implications for education. The Act’s expansion of…

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(PRODUCT) Red – A New Twist on Partnerships

(This guest post was written by Karen Norris, grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years of experience supporting educational institutions in the state of Maryland and as a grants consultant. She is currently…

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Congressional Letters of Support – Really?

(This guest post was written by Karen Norris, grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years of experience supporting educational institutions in the state of Maryland and as a grants consultant. She is currently…

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Letters of Support – How Useful Are They?

(This post first appeared as an article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report and was written by Karen Norris, grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years of experience supporting educational institutions in the state…

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Consolidating Funds in Schoolwides: Is It Worth It?

(This guest post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education and was written by Nancy Connor, director of federal programs for the Denver Public Schools.) One of the more puzzling “flexibilities” available under the ESEA is…

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Program Focus – Veterans Upward Bound

(This guest post was written by Karen Norris, the grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years experience supporting educational institutions in the state of Maryland and as a grants consultant.) The U.S. Department…

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Response to "2-4-6-8 Practicing Gratitude in Grant Work"

(This guest post was written by Karen Norris, the grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years experience supporting educational institutions in the state of Maryland and as a grants consultant.) I have to…

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Supercommittee Fail: The Education Funding Crisis That Keeps on Giving

(This guest post was written by Susan Perri, MPA , a grantwriting specialist, philanthropic fundraiser and nonprofit social media strategist. Ms. Perri is a grants consultant for Hanover Grants and helps organizations use communications for social good. She can be…

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Help Reviewers Remember and Love Your Proposal

(This guest post was written by Dr. Phyl Renninger and Dr. Karen Stinson, co-authors of a number of Thompson’s grant-related publications.  Dr. Renninger is the Director of Resource Development for Florida State College at Jacksonville and the president of the…

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U.S. Congressional Staff Dishes Out Grantseeking Advice

(This guest post was written by Heather Gleason, a public sector management consultant and founder of Azalea City Associates.) At a recent conference hosted by the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office, a crowd of state and local government representatives, along with…

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