Friends & Foundations On-Demand Webinar

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Friends groups and Foundations are more critical than ever in providing support for libraries. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of each of these fundraising organizations including best practices for each and their distinct activities. This on-demand webinar addresses how to build strong relationships between the two organizations and covers topics such as building strong boards, the different fundraising activities for Friends and Foundations, the role of advocacy, and the importance of maintaining good communications with your library director.

This archived webinar was originally presented January 29, 2014, as part two of a three-part series with "Fundraising 101" and "It’s All in the Planning: Getting Started on Strategic and Development Plans."

Running time: 55 minutes

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:

  • Appreciate the distinct roles and responsibilities of Friends groups and Foundations;
  • Understand the types of fundraising activities appropriate for each organization and how to work side-by-side in supporting the library;
  • Be able to recruit and engage valuable board members; and
  • Understand the value and process for ensuring strong relationships between the Friends or Foundation and the library director.

Who Should Purchase

Library directors, trustees, Friends board members, Foundation staff and board members.

Instructor

Peter PearsonPeter Pearson is a lead consultant with Library Strategies and has been president of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library for twenty-two years.  Pearson is nationally recognized as one of the library community’s most successful fundraising and advocacy experts.

Pearson has been a speaker at national and state conferences on all areas of fundraising and advocacy and has provided consulting services and support to libraries and library organizations throughout the country, and internationally. His work has included feasibility studies and capital campaigns, development planning, creating library foundations, improving Friends and Foundation relationships, advocacy training, and other services that support libraries.

Pearson is one of the authors of the recently published Beyond Book Sales: Raising Real Money for Your Library published by ALA Publications.

Date & Time

Available 24/7

Continuing Education Credits

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Fee

Individual

  • $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

Group

  • $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Technical Requirements

To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

How to Purchase

Purchase from the ALA Store:

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

The purchase of this on-demand webinar will include instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA.