Thursday, September 4, 2014

Oct: What You Need to Know About Grant Writing (ALA)

A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

In this workshop, Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, a professional library grant writer and former library director will show you what you need to get started with grant writing. Whether you are new to grants or a seasoned grant pro, you will learn library-specific strategies to identify funding opportunities and develop winning proposals and letters of inquiry.

With modern libraries under constant financial stress, the ability to raise outside funds is a crucial skill. The editor of the classic ALA Book of Library Grant Money, Maxwell will share techniques on identifying the best private givers, corporations, community foundations, and government agencies for your library project. Using material from her recent book Grant Money through Collaborative Partnerships, she will explain how you can use research to find ways to collaborate with the grant development of other agencies and non-profit organizations.