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When and Where
  • 2/1/2021 9:00 AM CST
  • 2/1/2121 5:00 PM CST
  • Online
  • Gina Minks

As more institutions apply for external funding, it is necessary in this competitive environment to create a well-crafted grant proposal. This self-paced course will cover the types of funders and funding available so your organization can make an informed decision as you begin the proposal writing process. You will also learn what information is needed for most grant proposals, how to organize and plan your proposal, and considerations for managing a grant project. Other topics includes creating a case statement and elevator speech, gathering grant resources, and the grant review process.

Please note that neither fundraising nor specific information for capital project grants is covered in this course

Who Should Attend:

Archivists, librarians, or other staff members who have an interest in or responsibility to explore funding resources for an institution.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the variety of funders and funding available
  • Describe and collect the types of information needed for most grant proposals
  • Describe the difference between goals, objectives, and activities and articulate those in your grant proposals
  • Create an elevator speech to promote your funding idea
  • Describe the importance of planning in the grant process


Gina Minks is the Principal of her own consulting firm, Gina Minks Consulting, LLC. Founded in 2014, Gina Minks Consulting provides training, consulting, and project management for all types of collection holding organizations including archives, museums, libraries and records centers. Gina has presented on a variety of issues including grant writing, preservation, metadata and nonprofit management topics. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas, where she teaches project management and digital curation and preservation classes.

Prior to starting her own company, Minks served as the Imaging and Preservation Service Manager for Amigos Library Services in Dallas, Texas, where she directed preservation and digital imaging training, consulting, and disaster assistance programs offered to libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions. Before Amigos, she worked at the University of Tulsa and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on digitization, EAD, and other metadata projects.

Gina was one of the initial 63 professionals trained as part of the National Heritage Responders for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (previously known as AIC-CERT) and has worked with institutions on the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Rita and Ike. She served as one of six national mentors for the Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) project, which was managed by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and funded by FEMA. Active in professional organizations, Gina was the chair of the Society of American Archivists Preservation Section and is a member of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section Executive Committee.

Gina lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and four cats.

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Registration Fee: 

SAA Member: $289

Employee of SAA Member Institution: $339

Nonmember: $399

You will have access to this product for 60 days from the date of purchase.