Today libraries rely heavily on grant funding, but not everyone has the skills or experience to write a successful grant application. In this interactive and informative session, you will learn the basics of grant writing and management, as well as tips and tricks for making your application stand out above the rest.

Whether you are a seasoned grant writer or a newbie, this session will provide insights into the grant process to boost your confidence and help you write a stellar grant application.

In this program, attendees will learn more about:
• Determining and articulating community needs
• Crafting a needs statement
• Identifying partners
• Defining your project
• The 10 Step Grant Process
• Using the Logic Mode


Original broadcast May 19, 2020 

Biography ~ Lauren Clossey
Lauren Closseyis a Continuing Education Consultant with the State Library of North Carolina. She Coordinate and design all continuing education initiatives for public librarians and library staff throughout the state of North Carolina and evaluates continuing education programs for useful content. She co-manage the State Library’s Drupal website, as well as evaluates and introduce new technologies to State Library staff. She received her MLS from North Carolina Central University and is certified in Educational/Instructional Technology from North Carolina State University.

Biography ~ Amanda Johnson
Amanda Johnson is a Data Analysis and Communication Consultant at State Library of North Carolina. She received her MLIS from from Simmons College and has worked in both public and academic libraries.