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Stephanie lives in beautiful Seattle, WA with her amazing husband, their dynamic 16-year-old daughter, and Paxton, the flying cat.

2000 - location: South africa I was granted the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve as a volunteer school librarian with WORLD LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP, South Africa. 

Stephanie Gerding

Seattle, WA, United States

E-mail: stephaniegerding

My Short Biography

Stephanie Gerding

Gerding is an expert in library grants and has success in all areas of grant work as a grant writer, reviewer, funder, trainer, evaluator, consultant, and project manager. She has been a lead grant reviewer of LSTA, state grants, and scholarships at two state libraries and reviewed grants for nonprofits, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has been the volunteer Executive Director of Act of Giving, a small nonprofit grant giving collective. She has been awarded national grants and has been a program coordinator for many grant funded projects. She has experience in outcome-based evaluation, and grant training and curriculum development for over 60 library learning events for library organizations, including ALA, PLA, Internet Librarian, regional systems, State Libraries, the Gates Foundation and TechSoup. As an accomplished survey and focus group methodologist, she has conducted multiple assessment and evaluation studies for clients including non-profit organizations, library consortiums, state libraries, and national library organizations. 

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Expert Trainer
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Skilled Project Manager
Library and Nonprofit Advisor
Advocacy Specialist
Grants Guru
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