Taking a Shot at Photography
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so why not promote your programming with images? Photos of your events can be used to attract new people to your programs by showing them what they’re missing, or to raise funds by showing how important and well-attended programming is in your community.
Making the Case for Library Programming
Even though library programming is widespread, programmers still find themselves faced with having to persuade the library administration, board members, colleagues, and even patrons and the public of its value.
Grant Funding Sources
Following is a selected list of organizations and institutions that have funded library programs for adults or worked as partners with libraries for programs—have you approached similar groups in your community for funding or in-kind support?
When Opportunity Knocks
Leading lights in the public library fundraising world from the likes of San Francisco (Calif.), St. Paul (Minn.), Princeton (N.J.), and Columbia (S.C.) put on a show at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver. The occasion was a Midwinter Institute on starting a library foundation, and these veteran fundraising gurus presented case studies of their own libraries …