For immediate release | March 7, 2017

eCourse on Fundraising and Grantsmanship Starting

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is offering a six-week course on Fundraising and Grantsmanship. The online asynchronous sessions will be available on six sequential Mondays from March 6 – April 16, 2017. The course costs $350 for ALA members and $400 for non-ALA members. REGISTER now, so you don’t miss any of the fascinating details which will be revealed in this course.

This course will take participants through an intensive introduction and show you how to perform community needs analysis; help you discover how to develop and align strategies with identified needs; demonstrate how you can identify and build relationships with potential community partners and local/national granting agencies that can offer support to your vision; and show you how to use fundraising as a way to engage your community with your organizational mission while building resources for continued success.

The course instructor, Jason Kovac, Ph.D., has over 16 years of public sector experience, including leadership roles in public libraries, academic libraries, and community colleges. Jason currently serves as Dean of Academic Foundations at Linn-Benton Community College (OR), where he builds programs that engage at-risk populations for training in high-growth, high-wage career fields. As an invited speaker and author, Jason has contributed scholarship on topics including innovation, grant writing and fund raising, globalization and contemporary pedagogy, and green building. Jason’s academic credentials include degrees in English literature, photography, library science, and a doctorate in educational administration from The University of Texas.

For more details about this course or to register, visit the HRDR course offerings website. For specific questions regarding the course, contact the ALA Community Engagement Specialist, Pam Akins.

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Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)