Grant Writing Workshop Follow-up

On November 29, Finger Lakes Library System held a Grant Writing workshop. 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

Please contact us with questions:

For Further Learning:

  • The ALA Book of Library Grant Money, A20517874471
  • Collaborative Grant-Seeking, A20519409581
  • The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries, A20519410192
  • Crash Course in Budgeting & Finance, A20519409785
  • Financial Management for Libraries, A20519409620
  • Go Get That Grant! A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations, A20519427369
  • Grant Money Through Collaborative Partnerships, A20518182704
  • Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, A20519404395
  • Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians with Multimedia Tutorials and Grant Development Tools, A20519403747
  • FLLS Grant Resources page:

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