Fundraising for Libraries

Explains how to create a fundraising plan to match a library's specific needs, compares passive and active fundraising, looks at the psychology of sales, and describes twenty-five techniques for raising money.

Author: James Swan

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015056483715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 409

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Explains how to create a fundraising plan to match a library's specific needs, compares passive and active fundraising, looks at the psychology of sales, and describes twenty-five techniques for raising money.
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Fundraising for Academic Libraries

By providing readers with practical fundraising tools including flow charts, simple proposal and gift templates as well as sample donor correspondence, this book enables academic libraries to be able to start and advance their own ...

Author: Karlene Noel Jennings

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538131305

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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With more universities facing financial difficulty and academic libraries being asked to do more with less, fundraising has been transformed from a luxury to a necessity. Now, more than ever, academic libraries need to know how to effectively obtain and steward donors. Most fundraising books are written from perspectives that are not always relevant to the complex environment that academic libraries must navigate. Fundraising for Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarian is written just for academic libraries. The authors demystify fundraising to enable those to work in an academic library to feel confident in their ability to obtain contributions, sponsorships, and grants for their libraries. From major gifts to events to special collections, this book looks at academic library fundraising holistically. Not a one-size-fits-all approach, chapters explore multiple methods that an academic library can use to identify potential donors, ask for gifts, and retain existing contributors. This book also connects readers with extensive fundraising resources so they can readily apply the book’s tips and techniques to their own library environment. Whether they are interested in approaching a local business to provide a prize for a silent auction or asking for an established donor for an estate gift, novice academic library fundraisers will find step-by-step instructions that help them navigate a variety of situations. By providing readers with practical fundraising tools including flow charts, simple proposal and gift templates as well as sample donor correspondence, this book enables academic libraries to be able to start and advance their own development programs.
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Library Fundraising

The contributors of these scenarios come from various backgrounds and levels of fundraising expertise. Library developers should find it easy to adapt these multiple perspectives to their own fundraising environment.

Author: Dwight Burlingame

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015034907546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 95

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A guide that provides successful fundraising examples for all types of libraries. It includes practical information on what worked, what didn't and what could work better, and offers an insider's look at profitable development programs from a diverse mix of libraries. The contributors of these scenarios come from various backgrounds and levels of fundraising expertise. Library developers should find it easy to adapt these multiple perspectives to their own fundraising environment.
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Successful Library Fundraising

Successful Library Fundraising: Best Practices brings together a wealth of information from public, academic, special, and school libraries who share their successful approaches to raising funds through traditional and non-traditional ...

Author: M. Sandra Wood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442231702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Obtaining funding to maintain and grow library services and resources has always been a challenge. Successful Library Fundraising: Best Practices brings together a wealth of information from public, academic, special, and school libraries who share their successful approaches to raising funds through traditional and non-traditional methods.
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Becoming a Fundraiser

Written by a librarian who has also been a professional fundraiser and by a library fundraiser who is also a public relations professional, this revised and updated book offers an original perspective on the neglected subject of raising ...

Author: Victoria Steele

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838907832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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Written by a librarian who has also been a professional fundraiser and by a library fundraiser who is also a public relations professional, this revised and updated book offers an original perspective on the neglected subject of raising money for libraries.
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Fundraising for the Small Public Library

This guide offers both librarians and trustees expert advice on competing successfully for scarce monies.

Author: James Swan

Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015019632770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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This guide offers both librarians and trustees expert advice on competing successfully for scarce monies. It then explains how to establish a foundation, how and when to use professional fundraisers and how to utilise direct mail effectively.
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Money for the Asking

In this concise volume Peter Munstedt provides practical advice for music librarians who want to initiate fundraising.

Author: Peter Munstedt

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9780895797346

Category: Music

Page: 130

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Money for the Asking explores the basics of fundraising for music library professionals. Music libraries face many challenges today, including shrinking budgets. Fundraising is one way to increase a library’s resources, but few books address fundraising opportunities specifically for music libraries. In this concise volume Peter Munstedt provides practical advice for music librarians who want to initiate fundraising. Based on his depth of experience, the author explains the importance of promoting a library’s needs, which can be critical in establishing fundraising efforts. Working with individual donors is essential for any fundraising program. The book differentiates four essential steps that development professionals employ when working with donors, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. There is also an explanation of the various types of donations, such as gifts in kind, monetary gifts, endowments, and planned giving. Obtaining resources through grants is another significant aspect of fundraising. The book covers corporation, foundation, and government grants within the context of music libraries. Other methods of raising money are also described, including several kinds of fundraising events, such as benefit concerts, book sales, as well as other public and private events. While encouraging music libraries to pursue fundraising, the author also cautions about several subtle issues that consist of hidden costs, internal politics, and ethical concerns. This book reveals principles in the professional development world as seen through the eyes of a music librarian. The author explains real-life experiences in a music library setting, including case studies from his library. Also provided are examples of fundraising web pages from various other music libraries. The book reveals the positive effects and actual benefits that fundraising can bring to a music library. Money really is there for the asking.
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Fundraising

This book presents less on best practices for specific social media platform, focusing more on library social media fundraising strategies that have been found to be effective (for example, how libraries have successfully created ...

Author: Joyce V. Garczynski

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081020043

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Fundraising: How to Raise Money for Your Library Using Social Media introduces the phenomena that many members, supporters and fundraisers are not using social media to fundraise for their libraries, and may not be aware of its strengths and pitfalls. The book discusses why social media should be used to fundraise and how to successfully employ social media campaigns, also providing examples from library funding initiatives that libraries can follow. Since social media changes relatively quickly, library staff members, supporters and fundraisers need up-to-date information on how to craft messages for the platforms that they use. This book presents less on best practices for specific social media platform, focusing more on library social media fundraising strategies that have been found to be effective (for example, how libraries have successfully created fundraising campaigns with hashtags). Discusses why social media should be used to fundraise Outlines how to successfully employ social media to fundraise Presents examples from successful library funding campaigns via social media that other libraries can follow
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Fundraising and Friend raising on the Web

CD-ROM contains: Links to fundraising sites recommended in text.

Author: Adam Daniel Corson-Finnerty

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083890727X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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CD-ROM contains: Links to fundraising sites recommended in text.
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Getting the Money

Using proven methods, the author offers a guide to raising funds for library projects ranging from simple book sales through the construction of a new building.

Author: Kenneth E. Dowlin

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 159158597X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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Using proven methods, the author offers a guide to raising funds for library projects ranging from simple book sales through the construction of a new building.
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More Than a Thank You Note

This book provides a friendly, lively discussion of the role of academic library fund-raising written by two experienced library fund-raisers.

Author: Kimberly Thompson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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This book provides a friendly, lively discussion of the role of academic library fund-raising written by two experienced library fund-raisers. Short, stand-alone chapters with summary paragraphs Practical, personal success hints throughout Proven fundraising ideas
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Beyond Book Sales

Like library users, library donors hail from all walks of life.

Author: Susan Dowd

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9781555709129

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Like library users, library donors hail from all walks of life. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. Dowd and her team from Library Strategies, a consulting group of the Friends of St. Paul Public Library, share proven strategies that have brought in more than $1 million annually. Believing that private fundraising is a natural for libraries large and small, they start with 12 facts about library fundraising and focus on activities with the highest return. Tips and features include: The gift pyramid model for developing the culture of giving that leads to big gifts Overcoming fears of sponsorship and embracing cause-related marketing Pitching the appropriate charitable gift Confronting common fears of requesting major gifts The pros and cons of membership programs
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More Than a Thank You Note

This book provides friendly, lively discussion of the role of the academic library fund-raising written by two experienced library fund-raisers.

Author: Kimberly A. Thompson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 1843344440

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 202

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This book provides friendly, lively discussion of the role of the academic library fund-raising written by two experienced library fund-raisers.
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Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library

Fundraising positions within the academic library are often difficult to fill, and
measurable Success is frequently below that of academic departments. With the
proper tools and knowledge, philanthropic dollars and fundraising performance
in ...

Author: Kathryn Dilworth

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081012383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library: Philanthropy in Higher Education covers fundraising, a task that is often grouped into a combination role that may include, for example, the university museum or performance venue, thus diluting the opportunity for successful fundraising. Because the traditional model for higher education fundraising entails the cultivation of alumni from specific departments and colleges, the library is traditionally left out, often becoming a low-performing development area with smaller appropriations for fundraising positions. Most higher education development professionals consider the library fundraising position a stepping stone into another position with higher pay and more potential for professional advancement down the road rather than as a focus for their career. However, for universities that invest in development professionals who know how to leverage the mission of libraries to the larger alumni and friend community, the results include innovative and successful approaches to messaging that resonates with donors. This book provides information that applies to all fundraising professionals and academic leaders looking to strengthen their programs with philanthropic support, even those beyond university libraries. Makes the case for university libraries as a viable avenue for donor engagement that translates to all academic areas of higher education fundraising Highlights the importance of collaborative relationships and fundraising strategies with academic leaders, donors, and fundraising staff Outlines strategies that have resulted in fundraising success for academic and research libraries at universities of varying size and culture
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Library Development and Fundraising

In 1993, the Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) celebrates its
20th year of promoting experimentation, innovation, and improved performance
in the field of library management through the publication of the SPEC Kit series.

Author:

Publisher: Association of Research Libr

ISBN: UOM:39015029905224

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 135

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International Network of Public Libraries Fundraising

This series is an innovative resource for public library professionals. Madeleine Aalto and Trevor Knight recognize that libraries cannot live by government funding alone.

Author: Madeleine Aalto

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810835800

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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Sponsored by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the International Network of Public Libraries series recognizes the challenges faced by today's librarians. Consisting of sixteen experts from ten countries, the network strives to create a forum in which information and expertise can be shared in order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of libraries. Their approach is highly practice-oriented; case studies present especially successful solutions. This series is an innovative resource for public library professionals. Madeleine Aalto and Trevor Knight recognize that libraries cannot live by government funding alone. With library costs on the rise, their goal in this volume is to devise alternative forms of fundraising, discussing innovative strategies utilized by libraries in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The authors provide extensive coverage of income-generating activites, from charges and fees to fundraising. Creative solutions are presented through detailed case studies of projects and events that work.
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Funding Alternatives for Libraries

Methods for obtaining funds outside of primary funding sources are outlined with advice on developing fund raising programs, lobbying, grantsmanship, and direct mail solicitation, including three case studies.

Author: American Library Association

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association

ISBN: UOM:39015010696220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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Methods for obtaining funds outside of primary funding sources are outlined with advice on developing fund raising programs, lobbying, grantsmanship, and direct mail solicitation, including three case studies.
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Skills to Make a Librarian

libraries: information-gathering,. communication,. and. relationship-building—
skills. that. transcend. fields. Kimberly Fu-Jia Yang Grant writing and fundraising
defined The nonprofit professional who works in grant writing, fundraising, ...

Author: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081000656

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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The library and information profession builds skills and expertise that cover a wide spectrum. These skills are often desirable in other fields and industries. Likewise, the skills we build before entering the library and information professions can help us as professionals. Skills to Make a Librarian looks at both sides of this equation through a collection of essays by current and former librarians and information professionals who make use of this wide range of cross disciplinary skills. Chapters written by authors at various points in their careers detailing what skills they have developed outside of librarianship Chapter authors discuss skills that have benefited their practice and careers, and how the skills of librarianship fit into life outside libraries Authors open up about personal experiences while keeping it professional
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Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition

Like all other aspects of library planning and service, managers should set aside
time to reflect on the effectiveness of fund-raising efforts.6 Conclusion Although
some people recoil at the idea of fund-raising or “begging” for money, most ...

Author: Robert D. Stueart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

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This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.
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