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Whether you are new to grant work or want a few new tips, you’ll discover the confidence and practical knowledge you need to win library grants with Stephanie Gerding, a library grants expert and author of ALA’s Winning Grants.

Together we will go step by step through an easy-to-follow process for successful grant work. Using this proven strategy for success, you will learn the best method for writing winning grant proposals! Discover the most important thing to keep in mind when doing library grant work, find out what funders are looking for in a successful grant proposal, and how to bring clarity and professionalism to your grant proposals.

Libraries are eligible for billions of dollars in recovery funding as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 passed in March, 2021. There are lots of grant opportunities! Learn tips for writing LSTA grants and getting the funding your community deserves. Shortcuts, practical advice, and a valuable handout will be shared. You CAN win grants for your library! 

Recent (2021) webinar feedback:

  • "​This was one of the best webinars I have attended.  And I now have a grant opportunity that I plan to apply for right away! I am very grateful for this."
  • "This was a fantastic presentation. I've already suggested it to coworkers and I'm excited to implement some of these tips in future grants."
  • ​"This webinar is very timely and informative, especially considering the current climate.  The pandemic is wrecking havoc on most businesses, including libraries.  Because we have to find new methods to appeal to and support our patrons, additional funding through grants is extremely helpful."

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One hour recorded webinar, slides, plus Winning Library Grants resources handout.

Stephanie Gerding, MLIS, is a library consultant with over 20 years of professional experience. She is the author of four books including the ALA Editions best seller, Winning Grants, Second Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians, the Library Grants Blog, and over 20 professional library articles on fundraising. She has success in all areas of grant work as a grant writer, reviewer, funder, evaluator, and project manager. She’s been a lead grant reviewer of LSTA and state grants at two state libraries, and reviewed grants for nonprofits, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She’s the Executive Director of Act of Giving, a small nonprofit giving collective. Stephanie finds grant work exciting and challenging and loves helping others learn to enjoy it as well. She lives in beautiful Seattle, WA with her amazing husband, their spunky 13 year old daughter, and Paxton, the flying cat.