Webinar Series: Winning Library Grants with Stephanie Gerding

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Date(s) - 01/25/2021 - 02/08/2021
2:00 pm CST - 3:00 pm CST


Discover the confidence, knowledge, and skills you need to win library grants with Stephanie Gerding, library grants expert and author of ALA’s Winning Grants. Learn an easy-to-follow grant process with all the steps to successful grant work.

Discover how to quickly locate grant opportunities, find out what funders are looking for in a successful grant proposal, and discover real library grant success techniques from librarians just like you.

Practical advice, grants for all levels, partnership ideas, and valuable tip lists will be shared. You will be excited, motivated, and ready to win grants for your library!

Webinar 1: Winning Library Grants for Beginning Learners
January 25, 2021 @ 2 PM CT / 3 PM ET
Are you new to grant writing? Stephanie Gerding’s webinars are known for being practical and easy to understand. Learn the basic process of grant work and the shortcuts that will enable you to start winning grants now. Discover the most important thing to keep in mind when doing library grant work, the fastest ways to determine community needs, the best partnerships and grant sources for beginners, and the top ten tips for success. You CAN win grants for your library!

Register for Winning Library Grants for Beginning Learners
Even if you don’t attend the live event, you will receive a link to the webinar recording after the event.

Webinar 2: Winning Library Grants for Intermediate Learners
February 1, 2021 @ 2 PM CT / 3 PM ET
You know the basics and are ready to learn the best method for writing grant proposals to give you the competitive edge. Discover how to plan and write grant proposals, including the nitty-gritty essentials of needs assessments, project development, and outcome measurement. Find out who gives funding best suited for your library and how to find grant applications (including five free resources for finding grant library funders and a funder’s wish list). Discover common grant proposal components, the top five tips for writing winning proposals, and real library grant success stories. Your grant work will become easier and more effective!

Register for Winning Library Grants for Intermediate Learners
Even if you don’t attend the live event, you will receive a link to the webinar recording after the event.

Webinar 3: Winning Library Grants for Advanced Learners
February 8, 2021 @ 2 PM CT / 3 PM ET
Congratulations for being an advanced library grant writer. Let’s share and learn together to sharpen our skills. Find out how to plan and prepare for an ongoing grant process. Learn advanced tips on writing needs statements, project planning, measuring the impact of your grant projects with outcome-based evaluation, and using a logic model. Research perspective funders to find out all the details (including past giving, board members, program emphasis, and financial information) and pinpoint the best opportunities for your library. Discover exactly what grant reviewers are looking for and how to bring clarity and professionalism to your grant proposals. Approach your grant work with confidence and competence!

Register for Winning Library Grants for Advanced Learners
Even if you don’t attend the live event, you will receive a link to the webinar recording after the event.

Stephanie Gerding, MLIS, (http://stephaniegerding.com) is an internationally known consultant, librarian, author, and trainer. Stephanie has success in all aspects of grant work as a reviewer, writer, trainer, project manager, and consultant. She is the author of four books, including ALA’s best selling Winning Grants, the Library Grants Blog (http://librarygrants.blogpspot.com), and over 20 professional library articles on fundraising. She lives in beautiful Seattle, WA with her amazing husband, their spunky 13 year old daughter, and Paxton, the flying cat.

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