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  • EasyFundraisingforPublicLibraries:

    QuickWinsforCOHSandotherSmallerProjectsStephanieGerdingMarch3,2016

    https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=564FundraisingPlanTemplateCreateyourlibrary'sfundraisingplan.Deletetheinstructionsasyoucompleteeachsection.ThisisYOURplan,makechangesthatworkforyou.CreatedbyStephanieGerding,stephaniegerding@gmail.com.

    Timeduration:(doyouwanttoplanfor3months?3weeks?1year?)

    PartI.DetermineFundingNeedsandResources

    1. Determineyourtoplibraryandcommunityneeds.Asyourlibrarystrivestofillcommunityneeds,whatarethegaps?Whatisyourcommunityandmediadiscussing?Isthereaneedforjobhelp?Earlyliteracyprograms?Afterschoolactivities?ESLclasses?Answeringseniors'techandhealthquestions?Pickafewprioritiesthatadvancethelibrarysmissionandhelpbetterserveyourcommunity.Describewhyeachpriorityisimportantorurgent,andhowitimprovesthelivesoflibraryusers.

    2. Verifyyourfundraisingassets.Whoalreadysupportsthelibrary?Doyouhaveboardmemberswhohaveconnectionswithwealthypeople,celebrities,foundations,orbusinesses?Doyouhaveagoodreputationasatrustworthyorganization?Aretherealotofcommunitygroupsinyourcommunitywholiketosupportlocalprograms?Doyouhavestafforvolunteersskilledatfundraisingandgrantwork?Listallofyourfundraisingassets.

    3. Setyourgoals/wishesandbereadytosharewhyyouselectedthem!Determineatleastonegoal/wishforyourlibraryfundraising.Identifywhyyouareraisingfunds.Youcouldfocusonadollaramounttoberaisedoronaspecificproject,service,oritem.Therearegoodreasonsbehindyourwishlist.Understandandbeabletoexplainwhyyourlibrarydeservessupport.Areyouhelpingtoclosethedigitaldivide?Providingacompetitiveedgeforsmallbusinessowners?Fosteringlifelonglearning?Providingimportantskills?Beingabletosharewhyyourwishesandgoalsareimportantwillbehelpfulwhencontactingfundersandplanningactivities.

    4. Estimatecosts.Whatwillittaketomakeyourgoals/wishescometrue?Thinkaboutstaffingtime,marketingcosts,facilitiescosts,andtechnicalcosts.Doyouwanttosetanannualgoalofdollarsraisedorfocusonfundingafewprojectsormaterialsasyougetstarted?

  • InfopeoplewebinarsaresupportedbytheU.S.InstituteofMuseumandLibraryServicesundertheprovisionsoftheLibraryServicesandTechnologyAct,administeredinCaliforniabytheStateLibrarian.ThismaterialislicensedunderaCreativeCommons3.0Share&Share-Alikelicense.Useofthismaterialshouldcredittheauthorandfundingsource.

    PartII.SelectFiveEasyFundraisingStrategiesListfiveeasyfundraisingstrategiestotry(setdeadlinesforatleasttwo).

    1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

    PartIII.SelectThreeEasyGrantsUsingtheresourcesprovidedinthisweek'sreading,librarygrants.blogspot.com,orothersources.,identifythreeeasygrantsthatareagoodfitforyourlibrary.Rememberthatlocalgrantsfrombusiness,nearbyfoundations,andserviceorganizationscanbe"easier"toapplyforandtowin.Includealinktotheapplicationifavailableonline.

    1.2.3.

    PartIV.IdentifyStakeholders,CommunicationStrategiesandImplementationSteps.Whatdoyouneedtodotocarryoutyourplansuccessfully?Whocanhelp,whatdoyouneedtodoandhowwillyouknowyouaresuccessful?

    1. Identifyyourfundraisingstakeholdersbylistinganyonethatwillbeinvolvedwithyourfundraisingefforts,includingstaff,funders,andsupporters.

    2. Establishhowyouwillmeasuresuccess,whetheritisbywinningtwogrants,havingasuccessfuleventornonevent,orbyraisingaspecificdollaramount.

    3. Listanystepsyouneedtotaketoimplementyourfundraisingplan.Includecommunitystrategiestokeepyourstakeholdersandcommunityinvolved.Babystepsarefine,justthinkaboutwhatitwilltaketogetyoufromdreamingaboutyourwishtoactuallyfulfillingit.Settingadeadlineforeachstepandaddingthemtoyourcalendarwillhelpyourememberyourplans.