Partnerships can assume many forms: co-presenters, financial partners, organizations that will donate goods or services, marketing and outreach efforts, and volunteers.
When selecting a partner organization, identify groups that your library has worked with in the past, as well as ones that you would like to work with in the future. Share your Muslim Journeys programming ideas with potential partners and see if your goals resonate with their mission, interests, or intentions for community outreach.
Possible partner organizations might include:
- Arts and humanities organizations (historical societies, museums, cultural centers)
- Book clubs
- Community centers
- Senior organizations
- Area religious and interfaith organizations
- Professional associations
- Community colleges
- Literacy organizations
- Social justice agencies
- Literary magazines
- Writers groups and poetry guilds
- Fraternal organizations
- Local businesses
- Minority group associations
- Councils on Aging/AARP groups
State arts and humanities organizations can also be excellent partners, particularly in terms of offering financial support and access to experienced scholars and presenters. The links below may be used to locate your state agency, or an Islamic scholar in your area.