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Open Your Mind to Grant Writing – a Virtual Workshop Series

April 29, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Virtual Workshop Reminders:

Attendees should plan to attend in real-time whenever possible.

Only virtual workshop registrants will have access to view recordings – links to these events will not be available in the Training Archive.

Virtual Workshops are live, interactive events featuring group discussions and breakout sessions.

Attendees should be prepared to complete brief readings and assignments between (or before) workshop meetings. Many Virtual Workshops are project-focused – read the Notes section below for additional details or requirements.

Virtual Workshop Description:

Planning and writing grants are great skills that can help build community connections. And, like all skills, they get stronger with practice.

If you’ve applied for an Open Grant through the State Library of Ohio in the past or are planning to submit one in 2021, take this opportunity to develop and revise your ideas in this series of virtual workshops.

Attendees will review and revise their grant project ideas with one-on-one assistance from Cindy Boyden – LSTA Grant Coordinator at the State Library of Ohio.

Using collaborative tools like break out rooms and group chat, attendees will have the opportunity to:

Discuss their plans and ideas with colleagues from other OhioNET member libraries and gather tips on improving the six main sections of grant applications:


problem statement/needs assessment,  



evaluation/outcomes, and  


Notes: Attendees should have copies of the following materials on hand during the virtual workshop meetings:

Tentative grant/project idea to discuss 

Library’s strategic plan 

Library’s mission/vision statement 

Attendees should review the following documents before the first virtual workshop meeting:

State Library of Ohio mission & vision statements

LSTA 5 Year Plan

Open Grant RFP

Meeting Dates and Times: Introduction and Needs Assessment – Thursday, April 29 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.Objectives and Activities – Thursday, May 13 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.Evaluation/Outcomes and Budget – Thursday, May 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Follow this link for more information and to register.


April 29
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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CE Ohio Partner


CE Ohio Partner