One of the things that would make all of our jobs easier is a little extra cash, and people are looking for outside sources of funding for projects and day-to-day operations, particularly when local funding is is short supply.
Grant-writing is one great way to kick-start a new project and get some needed funds to do something you've been wanting to do. It can be tricky to figure out how to do it, and some grantors demand very rigorous proposals. Even those that don't demand it are more impressed if you can follow a few crucial steps.
I found a post on the ALSC Blog that has some specific suggestions to make grant proposals more successful.
Remember, IFLS librarians: if you are interested in writing a grant proposal and need some technical assistance, I'm in your corner! Contact me (langby @ ifls.lib.wi.us)
and I'll do my best to help. And the first thing I might do is ask if you've read