For immediate release | September 16, 2014

What you need to know about grant writing

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, What You Need to Know About Grant Writing with Nancy Kalikow Maxwell. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EDT/1:30 CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

In this workshop, Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, a professional library grant writer and former library director, will show you what you need to get started with grant writing. Whether you are new to grants or a seasoned grant pro, you will learn library-specific strategies to identify funding opportunities and develop winning proposals and letters of inquiry.

With modern libraries under constant financial stress, the ability to raise outside funds is a crucial skill. The editor of the classic ALA Book of Library Grant Money, Maxwell will share techniques on identifying the best private givers, corporations, community foundations and government agencies for your library project. Using material from her recent book "Grant Money through Collaborative Partnerships," she will explain how you can use research to find ways to collaborate with the grant development of other agencies and non-profit organizations.

You will learn:

  • where to find funding opportunities from private givers, corporations, community foundations and government agencies.
  • what the most common components for a successful grant are.
  • how to employ your research capacity to benefit from grants developed by other non-profit organizations.

About the Instructor

Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, M.L.S., M.A., is a grant-writing consultant with Kaliwell, Inc..Throughout her 30-year library career, she has participated in successful grant projects totaling more than $10 million, with more than one million of those dollars flowing directly to libraries. In South Florida, she was library director at Miami Dade College (Miami) and Barry University (Miami Shores, Fla.). She is the author of ALA Editions’ "Grant Money through Collaborative Partnerships" (2012) and the editor of "The ALA Book of Library Grant Money, Ninth Edition" (2014).

Registration for this ALA Editions Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA Editions Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

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eLearning Manager

ALA Publishing

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