Recent (2021) Winning Grants Webinar Feedback

  • "​This was one of the best webinars I have attended. And I now have a grant opportunity that I plan to apply for right away! I am very grateful for this."

  • "This was a fantastic presentation. I've already suggested it to coworkers and I'm excited to implement some of these tips in future grants." ​

  • "This webinar is very timely and informative, especially considering the current climate. The pandemic is wrecking havoc on most businesses, including libraries. Because we have to find new methods to appeal to and support our patrons, additional funding through grants is extremely helpful."


4Libraries Owner

Stephanie Gerding

Hi, I'm Stephanie Gerding, MLS, an independent library consultant and owner of 4Libraries, with over 20 years of professional library experience. I've worked in all types of libraries, and have made it my mission to provide best practices to support libraries. I'm also the Executive Director of Act of Giving, a small nonprofit giving group. I'm an author of four books, including the ALA Editions best-seller Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians and The Accidental Technology Trainer: A Guide for Libraries. I teach grant writing for two MLIS programs: UW and SJSU. I live in Seattle, WA with my husband and charismatic 14-year-old daughter. Visit the Library Grants Blog ( for free library grant opportunities, updated regularly. And visit my website to learn more about my background: