Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Library Funding Concerns? Here's Help

Two upcoming NEFLIN workshops will offer help on dealing with the library funding puzzle:

Library Fundraising: Creating New Streams of Revenue for Your Library

The uncertain economic times of today and tomorrow are bringing cuts in funding for libraries while library usage numbers continue to grow.If you had a road map with specific driving instructions to new passive and active revenues for your library, would you use it? This workshop teaches library management and administration the how-to's of creating revenue streams that other non-profit business have been using for years. Participants will learn how to:

  • Involve their Friends Group, Foundations and other library supporting groups in their fundraising efforts
  • Choose the programs that are best for their particular library
  • Get the staff involved in the fundraising effort
  • Create a website for fundraising purposes for your library or library supporting group
  • Use the most overlooked revenue resource available to any organization, your patrons, to generate consistent streams of revenue
  • Join and create Community Partnerships - just one of these programs generated thousands of dollars in revenue for a non-profit in 2007
  • Incorporate Corporate Giving Programs into your library's fundraising plan as a way for others to give to your library

Trainer: Andrew Sanderbeck, People Connect Institute
Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: NEFLIN in Orange Park
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Grants and Proposal Writing

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

Trainer: Sheila Snow-Croft, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: NEFLIN in Orange Park
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