A new benefit of membership is accessed to recordings of live webinars presented by United for Libraries. Links to the recording as well as additional resources will be posted here in the Friends & Foundations Zone within one week of the actual live event.

Library Advocacy at the State Level: 12 Steps to Success

Jeffrey Smith, director of public affairs for Humanim and president of the Foundation for Baltimore County (Md.) Public Library (BCPL) shares the basics of government/legislative advocacy and 12 steps necessary to be an effective advocate for library issues when meeting with key decision makers. Additionally, a case study in successful advocacy for library related funding is presented. The webcast is geared toward Trustees, Friends, Foundation staff members, and library staff members, and is co-sponsored by ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy. Originally presented live in April, 2013.

Leaving a Legacy Through Planned Giving

Liz Boyd, Director of Individual and Planned Giving for The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, leads this informative webinar that covers what is a planned gift, the benefits to donors, best prospects, creating and growing a planned giving program, 10 steps to a successful planned giving program, most popular methods, and additional resources. Liz Boyd is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law. She spent several years in practice specializing in probate and estate planning.  Liz was hired by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library in 2007 as Planned Giving Officer. She now serves as Director of Individual and Planned Giving for The Friends and is in charge of all individual fundraising and donor relations. Originally recorded October, 2013.