Owner Consultant

​​​​​​​Stephanie Gerding


Stephanie has success in all areas of grant work as a reviewer, writer, trainer, project manager, evaluator, and consultant. She has presented grant training sessions and workshops at national library conferences (including ALA, PLA, Internet Librarian, and others), and has conducted hundreds of grant training sessions for libraries and nonprofits. 

She offers an online grants course and webinars at: https://4libraries.thinkific.com.

Recent (2021) 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."

​She currently conducts month-long grant courses, as well as grant webinars for other library organizations. She teaches Library and Information Science graduate-level grants courses for the University of Washington and San Jose State University. She is experienced with outcome-based evaluation and needs assessments. She has been a grant reviewer and advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a lead grant reviewer of LSTA, state grants, and scholarships at the Arizona State Library and New Mexico State Library. 

She has been awarded national grants and has been a program coordinator for many grant-funded projects. Recent projects include grant evaluation for California Library Association's Developing Leaders in California Libraries project, program management for the IMLS/Gates grant-funded Continuing Education Connector project led by the Chief Officers of State Libraries (COSLA), and, training needs assessments for state and national organizations.

She is the published author of four books. Her most recent book is Winning Grants, Second Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, a best seller from ALA Editions. 

Contact me (stephaniegerding @ gmail.com) for:

  • grant reviewing
  • ​online focus groups
  • evaluation
  • grant training
  • project management​