Hot Off the Press, the New Edition of Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Winning Grants, Second Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians

I want to announce to all TechSoup for Libraries readers that Pamela MacKellar and I have just published the second edition of Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. It is published by ALA Neal-Schuman. We sincerely hope that you like the new edition!

How Much Is That Grant Really Worth?

This post originally appeared on the TechSoup blog. We thought our library audience would appreciate grantseeking and funding advice from Dahna Goldstein, the director of philanthropy solutions at Altum. 

young woman making a contemplative face sitting in front of math calculations on a chalkboard

Not all grants are created equal, and some aren't even worth pursuing. One way to decide which grants to pursue is with a net grant calculation. You can then make the case to your executive director for why a particular grant is not worth chasing.

The net grant calculation helps discern the net monetary value a grant will provide to your organization.

Tips for Technology Grant Success

Many librarians are new to grant work and it can seem a bit intimidating to get started. However, grant work is really about five things librarians are great at: finding information, answering questions, building relationships, serving the community, and being trustworthy and dependable.

Today and Tomorrow Only: Special Offer from GrantStation

TechSoup and GrantStation are pleased to present a special offer for eligible U.S. public libraries and nonprofit organizations to help you become a successful grant seeker. Connect to thousands of grants and other funding opportunities with a specially discounted membership to GrantStation.

Free Webinar on April 26: Finding Funders

On Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, we are holding our second webinar in collaboration with the Foundation Center, Toolkit Essentials: Finding Funders for Your Cause. This webinar is designed to answer one of the most frequently asked question at the Foundation Center: “How do I find funders that are interested in my cause?”

Today and Tomorrow: Grantstation Offer

Boost your fundraising efforts with valuable grant-finding tools! On January 24 and 25, 2012, get GrantStation for only $99 — a $160 savings. Identify private and government grantmakers with GrantStation's online database, and use the tutorials to secure funding. Already have a GrantStation membership? Add another year during this two-day offer.

Finding Funding from Foundations: The Foundation Center

Every year, foundations give more than 45 billion dollars in grant funding. And while last year saw a slight drop in funding, forecasts for 2012 are very optimistic for increased giving. While grant opportunities from very large foundations are sometimes very competitive, there are also regional foundations that give only to local organizations and may have less challenging proposal requirements. Do you know how to locate these opportunities?

Special Discount from GrantStation: 2 days only

Boost your fundraising efforts with valuable grant-finding tools. TechSoup and GrantStation present a special offer for eligible U.S. public libraries and nonprofits to connect you to thousands of funding opportunities.