Research & Funding
Dr. Charles Fay conducted studies on the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent® curriculum and the 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom® curriculum. Although there has been limited empirical research conducted on these programs, the studies do show evidence that support using Love and Logic techniques. View the study below to learn more. Love and Logic does not currently have any studies published in academic journals, however, it is a project that is currently under review.
Finding Funding for Love and Logic Programs
For schools, individuals and organizations who are excited to bring in a Love and Logic Speaker or purchase Love and Logic curriculum or materials but are struggling with budgets to pay for such things. Below are ideas and resources. Please let us know if we can help you demonstrate the value of Love and Logic programs to funders/decision-makers. It would be our pleasure to help.
All Our Best,
The Love and Logic Team
"Would you like to hear what some schools/organizations have tried?"
Some schools or agencies try:
The Community Route
Partner with other districts/orgs/human service agencies and split the cost
Partner with a local church, private school or daycare
PTA's, parent groups and Booster clubs (get them to use or raise funds)
Civic Organizations - Rotary, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Elk's Lodge etc. Many of them fund scholarships "But what about helping the school become more effective so more kids can go to college?"
School puts on a fundraiser of its own
The Business Route
Get a local business to sponsor the day: "State Farm Cares About Our Schools" Day.
Are there local business who constantly hit you up to do fundraisers (sell our coupon books, save your receipts and we'll give a % to the school etc?) Those businesses are great candidates.
Fast food and restaurant chains, grocery stores, soft drink companies, banks, insurance offices, real estate groups - any businesses which might benefit from the positive PR of helping the school.
PTA's, parent groups and Booster clubs (are some of the members affiliated with a business such as one above).
Remember you may not come up with the entire amount from one source.
The Grant Route
Use Title 1 funds
Use staff development funds
Seek state grants (some sites and links below)
Seek federal grants (some sites and links below—these are the toughest)
Seek private grants (some sites and links below)
Positive Behavior Support
Positive Behavior Support
United Way's "Helping Kids Succeed" Initiative
Walton Family Foundation "Improve existing schools" Initiative
Charter School Training initiatives
Some places for grant leads (some require subscriptions)
Foundation Search (subscription required)
BIG Online (subscription required)
*Some schools and organizations contract with a professional grant-writer who has subscriptions to all the best databases. They can often find niche grants that not everyone knows about.
Some Tips from a Successful Grant-writer
Writing grants can be intimidating, but just like so many other things, once you get going, you'll find you can do it!
1. Find a good match.Look for funders who have given to like causes/organizations in the past. Be sure that you meet their criteria. (In many cases, you must represent a school or a non-profit organization. For-profits are excluded from many grants.)
2. Make contact. If allowed, call the funder's contact person and introduce yourself. Ask questions and let them know you'll be sending a request.
3. Follow the directions carefully. Be sure to follow the submission guidelines, especially the length of the proposal (many funders automatically disqualify proposals over the max length), the due dates (failing to follow this one will get you automatically ruled out) and the "what to include" (some ask for financial information, ALL ask for contact information).
4. Tell your story. Briefly include a compelling "why". Some solid grant rationales are included above. It helps those reading the grant to know what is unique about your school, organization or situation.
5. Be neat and organized. Enough said.
6. Follow up. Contact the funding agency once again (if allowed) and make sure they received all they need. Make yourself available if they have more questions. Say "thank you."
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Federal Information Centers: Located in 21 cities throughout the United States.
The Society of Research Administrators International (SRA International)
Federal Grants Wire: A free resource for federal grants, government grants and loans.
U.S. Department of Education Research: The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs Money Matters: (800) USA-LEARN.
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The Fundraising Formula Katie Kraatz & Julie Haynes
Fund-Raising, Grants Management Charlotte Georgi & Terry Fate
Getting funded; A complete guide to proposal writing Mary S. Hall
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Getting a Grant in the 1980's: How to write successful grant proposals Robert Lefferts
Getting Grants Craig W. Smith
Government Contracts: Proposalmanship and winning strategies Herman Holtz
Grant Money & How To Get It Richard W. Boss
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Grantsmanship Armand Lauffer
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Guidelines for Preparing the Research Proposal John H. Behling
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Proposal Preparation Rodney D. Stewart
Proposals That Work: A guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals Lawrence F. Locke
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Writing That Research Proposal Victor Campbell (Et al)
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