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Grant Writing and Crowdfunding for Public Libraries

Learn how to increase your impact, innovate, and overcome often static funding through various fundraising and grant writing approaches.

Grant Writing and Crowdfunding for Public Libraries

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Starts Oct 22
Estimated 4 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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About this course

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This course, part of the Public Library Management Professional Certificate program, explores strategies for developing effective grant proposals and for engaging the community in crowdfunding campaigns.

In this course, you will mock up a crowdfunding campaign and create a grant proposal for a local or state-level funding source.

At a glance

  • Institution: MichiganX
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    Access to a public library

What you'll learn

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  • How to read a grant application and understand what organizations are looking for
  • How to keep a file of go-to grant writing materials
  • Strategies for crafting a strong grant proposal
  • Crowdfunding stories and strategies

Weekly themes tentatively scheduled to include:

  • Introduction
  • Reviewing grant criteria and sponsors
  • Building a team and a vision
  • Assembling a grant proposal
  • Crowdsourcing

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