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Summary - WJ Competency Index
Grant Writing is not listed as a separate competency in the Competency Index for the Library Field, but it is noted in the following:
- Library Management Competencies - Financial Management (page 27)
Training Needs Assessment Rankings
Grant Writing ranked #15 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs. It ranked #10 out of 60 topics staff would like training in. 55% (71) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 23% (30) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 22% (29) would like training at the Advanced level.
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Trying to search for grants? You can access Candid’s Foundation Directory Online through the University of Delaware Morris Library. Follow this link on the grants and foundations research guide. UD's Morris Library can also assist you with funding searches directly. Contact Alison Wessel at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Library Grant Writing 101
Want to learn about grant opportunities and tips for getting started with grant work? This webinar is for you! Perfect for the beginning grant writer and organizations looking to take grant writing leap, we will cover the basics and show you easy ways to go after your first grant.
Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal, LearnerAssociates.net
Created to help empower people to be successful in gaining funds for projects that provide worthwhile social service, with a focus on a concern for the development of meaningful cooperative partnerships - with funding agencies, community organizations, and the people you are serving - as a basis for the development of strong, fundable initiatives.
Proposal Budgeting Basics, Foundation Center
The basics of developing a project budget, including overhead costs, employee fringe benefits, and links to sample budget templates.
Proposal Writing Short Course, Foundation Center
How to prepare the various components of a funding proposal.
Community Tool Box – Write a Grant Application for Funding
Foundations and Grants Resource Guide (University of Delaware Library)
A comprehensive starting point for practical current information on grants, including a large database on foundations and corporate giving and a wealth of resources on proposal writing. As partners of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network, the Dover Public Library and the University of Delaware Library provide databases and other materials designed to assist organizations in locating potential funding sources.
A simple, unified electronic storefront for interactions between grant applicants and the Federal agencies that manage grant funds.
Foundation Center website that provides a good orientation to its products and services and serves as a gateway to Internet resources related to foundations and grants.
Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin
RFPs and notices of awards from grant-making organizations and nonprofits.
Library Grants Blog
For librarians interested in grant opportunities.
Gather the following documents and data and use them as the basis for your grant toolkit.
Adapted from: Edwards, J.B., Robinson, M.S., and Unger, K.R. (2013). Transforming libraries, building communities: The
community-centered library. Lanham: Scarecrow.
Grant Writing for Dummies® by
Publication Date: 2014-03-31
As the amount of established granting foundations increases, more money becomes available, but the application process can be long, tedious, and is always highly competitive. This title guides readers through the entire grant-winning process and provides consumers with 25% new and updated material in order to stay current with application protocol and new grant opportunities.
On the Art of Writing Proposals, Pzreworski, Adam and Salomon, Frank, (Social Science Research Council, 1995 rev., 1988)
Winning Grants by
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Written by two experts who have won millions in grants from an astonishing variety of funding sources, Winning Grants is a combination workbook, how-to-manual, and multimedia workshop.