Grant Writing Webinar Follow-Up

On October 28, Finger Lakes Library System held a Grant Writing Webinar online with Zoom. The session covered tips for success, persuasive writing, top reasons for denied proposals, and available resources. Guest speakers discussed grants available specifically for member libraries:

Janet Cotraccia, Community Foundation: Community Foundation Grants (Rosen)
Kristi Downham, FLLS: NYS Construction Grants
Nora Burrows, FLLS: Family Literacy Mini-Grants
Jenny Shonk, FLLS: Outreach Mini-Grants

Links to Materials:


  • Ask for help!
  • Build strong partnerships, get a letter of support
  • Appeal to hearts AND minds
  • Follow directions explicitly
  • Stay positive and persevere!
  • Create clear goals and objectives

Links from the Presentation

For Further Learning:

  • The ALA Book of Library Grant Money A20517874471
  • Collaborative Grant-Seeking A20519409581
  • The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries A20519410192
  • Go Get That Grant! A20519427369
  • Grant Money Through Collaborative Partnerships A20518182704
  • Winning Grants A20519403747
  • Crash Course in Library Budgeting & Finance A20519409785
  • Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff A20519409743
  • Financial Management for Libraries A20519409620
  • FLLS Grant Resources page:

Please contact us with questions!

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