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  1. Making the Ask

    What’s the number one reason why people donate to charity?  Because they were asked!   (Remember the quote from Millard Fuller at the beginning of this Frontline Fundraising Toolkit?) Planned gifts do not happen overnight. The average time from inception ...

    admin - 01/10/2012 - 09:04 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Developing Planned Gifts

    Planned giving requires, as the name says, a lot of planning- and a lot of thought- both for the donor as well as for your library staff. An annual gift can be the result of an inspired fundraising letter, and a spur of the moment response by the donor. T ...

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  3. Working your way up to major gifts

    The best prospects for potential major gift are donors to your library’s annual fund drive. Start by reviewing the list of your regular donors. Anyone who has given regularly for at least five to ten years, and at a consistent level, is a prospect for a m ...

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  4. Getting Started

    The key to successful donor management is record keeping. There are countless donor management systems on the market, ranging in price from free to tens of thousands of dollars. Whether or not a dedicated, computerized donor database is a worthwhile inves ...

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  5. Stewardship

    Cultivating lasting relationships is an important aspect of fundraising.  Showing appreciation for past contributions and staying in contact with donors for future donations greatly increases the chances of continued giving- and giving at a higher level.  ...

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  6. The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

    The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) went into effect on April 20, 2001. These laws place restrictions on the use of funding that is available through the Library Services and Technology A ...

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  7. Key Messages

    The campaign's three core messages (like the @ your library brand) can easily be incorporated into communications materials such as fact sheets, speeches, presentations, letters-to-editor and op-ed articles. Include examples of library programs and s ...

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  8. CIPA trial wraps third day

    Contacts: Larra Clark 312-280-5043 ALA Archived News Release Originally posted March 29, 2002 The government began presenting its case in the American Library Association’s (ALA) legal challenge to the Children’s Internet Protection Act yesterday. Three w ...

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  9. U.S. Supreme Court arguments on CIPA expected in late winter or early spring

    Contact: Larra Clark 312-280-5043 Archived Press Release Originally posted November 13, 2002 Arguments on the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) are expected to begin in late winter or early spring, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Sup ...

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  10. ALA reaffirms core values, commitment to members at August 23 meeting: A statement from ALA President Carla Hayden

    Contact: Larra Clark, Press Officer 312-280-5043  lclark@ala.org Archived Press Release Originally posted August 25, 2003 (CHICAGO) On August 23, a group of librarians and trustees representing many of ALA’s committees, divisions and libraries of all type ...

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