Winning Library Grants for Advanced Learners

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!


Stephanie Gerding, MLIS, ( 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 (, 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.