Seeking external funding for Extension programs is an important investment in our future. Integral assets to Extension agents as they seek external funding are: understanding the relevance of their programming to the community, ensuring their reliability to conduct successful programming, and having the ability to communicate impact to stakeholders. An external funding strategy allows agents to speak their needs in the language of funders. Through this article, agents can examine strategic questions and logical reasoning and the theory behind them to refine an external funding proposal plan. The packaging checklist will ensure that each proposal is compiled for success!
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Hughes, K. N., & Ledbetter, L. D. (2009). Creating an External Funding Strategy: How to Thrive. The Journal of Extension, 47(6), Article 25. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss6/25