Tag Archives: fundraising

Off the Shelf and Out of the Library

Marshall Shore gave a free webinar for Infopeople back on February 16, Off The Shelf: Looking Beyond Libraries for Innovation and Inspiration, and I finally got a chance to view it.  The premise was that there’s plenty of free training … Continue reading

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Foundations and Your Library

I attended some advocacy training recently and was made aware of some interesting points about community foundations.  They have loads of different donors and lots of money to give away, but unfortunately, unrestricted funds (i.e. monies that the foundation itself … Continue reading

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Advocacy Article

There have been so many articles supporting libraries lately, but this one from Kenneth C. Davis (of the Don’t Know Much About _____ books) really does a wonderful job of making our case. Thanks to Linda Tillson for posting this … Continue reading

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The Future of Public Library Funding

I sat in on a very depressing audio conference from the Urban Libraries Council this Wednesday, The Future of Public Funding.    We all know the demand for our services is increasing exponentially in the current economic climate.  Unemployed customers … Continue reading

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Local Word of Mouth Advocacy (and Fundraising)

Thanks to Tame the Web for highlighting this great library promotion idea.    This would be so easy to implement at your library, just have a Tell Us Your Story link on your home page that brings up a form … Continue reading

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Fundraising @ your library

Money (or the lack of it) seems to be on everyone’s mind these days, and our dwindling budgets are resulting in cuts to programs and services, but I’ve heard of some ingenious tactics lately, some of which may even be … Continue reading

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