You and your staff are passionate advocates for your library. But what really matters when it comes down to gaining funding for your library? Patrick Sweeney from EveryLibrary shares with you why it’s important to build a network of activists who will take meaningful action for your library and its initiatives.
Support (and opposition) for your library can come from some interesting places in your community — and it’s all about relationship-building. Start developing long-term relationships that can result in positive support for your library campaigns.
Renovated and expanded in 2015, the Schreiner Memorial Library (WI) was smartly designed to serve the community’s current and future needs. See why it was named Library of the Year from the Wisconsin Library Association in 2016.
Nearly every library could use some extra funds to better serve their community! Discover grant writing tips that make writing library grants easier and more effective.
Grant writing can be daunting, but in this webinar, library consultant Catherine Hakala-Ausperk will help you and your staff to overcome rejection fears, write effective proposals and start bringing in more money!
Library co-ops and consortiums have long been utilized to leverage purchasing power particularly for electronic resources, databases and basic library needs. Today’s more collaborative efforts take this resource sharing one step further by increasing the benefits to all libraries involved — allowing them to go beyond what each could accomplish on their own.
Fundraising campaigns that tap the private sector or leverage partnerships with other community agencies are becoming more common — and they’re a great way for libraries to expand their services beyond what traditional funding sources might allow.
A novel partnership between a community foundation and 28 county public libraries has yielded fantastic results. Discover how their joint efforts to enrich collections, build a programming endowment and create new collaborative opportunities can be applied to your library!