Winning Library Grants for Intermediate Learners

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!


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.



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