Stephanie Gerding

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.

Register Now for Training an Invisible Audience: Delivering Effective Webinars

Interested in delivering webinars, but don't know where to start?  Join us for a free webinar, Training an Invisible Audience: Delivering Effective Webinars, on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

During this one-hour event, you will hear from two webinar experts who have trained thousands of online participants around the world, TechSoup webinar program manager Kyla Hunt and independent library consultant, author, and trainer Stephanie Gerding.

Stephanie Gerding on Transforming Public Library Technology Training

Pretty much every time I read something written by a librarian, I am charmed anew that librarians are just so helpful. Stephanie Gerding's recently published article, "Transforming Public Library Patron Technology Training" in the most recent ALA Techsource Library Technology Reports, is no exception.

Winning Grants Webinar Recap

We had an amazing webinar last week. I had a cold, so if you view/listen to the recording, you will notice a few seconds of silence now and then when I was blowing my nose. Sorry for that…one of the benefits of online training is that I didn’t give anyone my germs!

Technology Training Skills

Successful technology training has less to do with technical knowledge than with other abilities such as communication skills, patience, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and empathy towards learners struggling with new technologies. It is more useful to know how to train than to just have technical expertise. Keeping it simple and relevant is often the most important thing you can do.

TechSoup's The Accidental Technology Trainer Series

Welcome to our new blog series, The Accidental Technology Trainer. Many libraries and nonprofits are telling us that technology training is a major community need, and sometimes there are struggles in providing this service. Often trainers find themselves in this role accidentally. I did! But I soon discovered that I really enjoy helping others learn about technology.  

TechSoup Grant Series Week Six: Implement, Evaluate and Continue the Process

Grant work is an ongoing process, so review your plans and outcomes, see what worked or didn’t work and then you will be prepared and ready for more grant success.

Implementing Your New Project

At this stage in the process, you receive notice from the funder as to whether or not you were awarded the grant.  If you were successful, CELEBRATE! Then:

TechSoup Grant Series Week Five: Write the Winning Grant Proposal

This week in our TechSoup Grant Series: One Hour a Week to Success, we are ready to focus on writing a successful grant proposal. If you use your organization’s strategic plan as a foundation and have a fully developed grant project, this stage of the process should progress smoothly.

Win grants with help from the experts

Today we offered a highly-informative webinar by the immensely-talented Stephanie Gerding, an expert in winning grants. It was a whirlwind of practical, ready-to-use information that will help participants start their projects today. How lucky we are to have Stephanie share her expertise!