InfoPeople Workshop Series: Raising Private Dollars for Public Libraries

CauseConnect was commissioned by InfoPeople to create and present a workshop series for libraries across California on how to raise private dollars and public awareness. Entitled “Raising Private Dollars for Public Libraries,” the on-ground training was conducted for librarians in San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Cerritos, California during January through April, 2003.

• Before We Start
Exercise #1: Your Library
The Big Picture: Fundraising in Perspective
• Sources of Charitable Gifts
• Who Gets the Gifts
• Library Funding
Exercise #2: Your Library’s Competitors
The Basics: Fundraising Process
• Exercise #3: Your Project Ideas
The Money: Private Funding Sources
• Exercise #4: Your Relationships
• Giving by Individuals, Foundations, and Businesses
The Plan: Next Steps & Applying What You’ve Learned
• Exercise #5: Matching Prospects to Projects: Putting it All Together
Summary and Evaluation

There were two 15-minute breaks and an hour for lunch.

Raising Private Dollars for Public Libraries Winter/Spring 2003 was created by Melissa Richardson Banks for InfoPeople, a project supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Library. Any use of this material should credit the author and the funding source.

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