Grant Writing Workshop Follow-up

On November 30, 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: Rosen Grants
Kristi Downham, FLLS: NYS Construction 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
  • Stay positive and persevere!
  • Create clear goals and objectives

Please contact us with questions:

For Further Learning:

  • 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
  • The ALA Book of Library Grant Money, A20517874471
  • Go Get That Grant! A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations, A20519427369
  • Grant Money Through Collaborative Partnerships, A20518182704
  • FLLS Grant Resources page:

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