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Winning Library Grants
Grants can support the changing needs in your community and your budget, as well as many additional benefits. Stephanie Gerding’s grant webinars are known for being easy to understand, motivating, fun and full of valuable tips.
In this interactive webinar, you will learn the basic process of grant work, including how to develop a winning grant project, where to look for funding sources, and what key elements go into a great proposal. Learn how to quickly locate grant opportunities through free resources, find out what funders are looking for in a successful grant proposal, and discover real library grant success techniques. Practical advice, easy grants for beginners, partnership ideas, and valuable resource lists will be shared. You’ll be excited, motivated, and ready to win grants for your library!
Participants will be able to:
Apply the basic process of grant work
Develop grant projects using community needs & planning
Find library grant funding sources
Write a proposal funders will love
Presenter: Stephanie Gerding, MLIS, is a library consultant, author, and trainer. She has in-depth knowledge and practical experience with grants, having worked on all sides of the grant process as a grant writer, funder, project coordinator, and evaluator. Stephanie is the author of four books, including Winning Grants and The Accidental Technology Trainer, as well as over 20 professional library articles on fundraising.
Recent projects include sole creation and facilitation for the Public Library Association's strategic planning initiative, Dynamic Planning Institute, instructor for Infopeople's Building a Culture of Learning initiative, trainer for PLA's Project Outcome, and training needs assessments for state and national organizations. She is Executive Director of Act of Giving, a nonprofit giving circle.