United for Libraries Resources for Library Foundations

Library Foundations are gaining strength in numbers as visionary communities are looking toward securing the future of their libraries. Foundations typically differ from Friends groups in that they raise larger amounts of money through higher end fundraising such as major gifts for endowments, implementing planned giving campaigns, and sponsoring higher profile ticket events.

Explore the links at the left to learn how to start a Foundation, best practices, and idea sharing.

FREE Webinar: Broadening the Scope of Small/Mid-Sized Library Foundations

Tues., Oct. 13, 2015
2-3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Did you think library Foundations were really only for large libraries?  Think again – library Foundations have become increasingly important for libraries of all types and all sizes. In fact, mid-sized and smaller libraries are finding ways to partner with library staff to create greater community awareness and engagement in the library’s financial future.  To learn more about how working with a library foundation can benefit your library, join United for Libraries for this important webinar featuring Paula Beswick, director of the Bozeman (Mont.) Library Foundation.