Three session mini-course covers preparing for, searching for, and writing a cohesive grant application.

The class met weekly for one hour with assignments between classes that took a few hours to complete. Participants were encouraged to work on an actual grant proposal during the course.

This mini-course is intended for library staff and volunteers who have not written grants before or have very limited experience in grant writing. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions, either live or by viewing the recordings.

July 25, 2012 Introduction – getting ready to write a grant; writing a compelling needs statement
August 1. 2012 Search & Start – Tips for managing funding searches; techniques for matching the library’s need with the grantor; outlining the proposal to meet the requirements of the RFP
August 8, 2012 Budget & Evaluation– Creating a coherent budget that reflects the objectives of the grant; evaluation methods and best practices

For more information, contact Jo Flick, Montana State Library Trainer

Jo taught this course previously at the North Country Teacher Resource Center in Plattsburgh, NY. She has written successful grants to federal, state, and local funders and served on proposal review committees at the National Science Foundation and the Augsbury Family Foundation (NY). Most recently, Jo worked with a small committee of volunteers to secure a grant of $2,500 from Three Rivers to replace windows at the East Glacier Park branch library/community hall.

Orignally recorded: July 25, 2012

CE category: Library Administration

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