Budget Planning for Pre-Conferences and Other One Time Events

Part of the American Library Association's Financial Learning Series

This is a Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) and ALA Finance staff webcast. The purpose of this webcast is to provide you with a basic level of understanding of how the Association’s budget is developed and perhaps even more important, to illustrate how interconnected each area of the Association is to one another. We are one Association.

Here we will discuss how to prepare - budget and plan – for a face to face Pre-Conference or other day long or multi day events. Although anyone can use this information, the session is targeted to offices, committees and roundtables. To assist you with effective budget planning for programs, this webinar will cover the following points:
  • Program Pre-Planning Proposal
  • Expenses
  • Revenues
  • Other Considerations
  • Helpful Resources

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Learning Outcomes

After watching this course, members and staff particularly, those from offices, committees and roundtables will be able to budget and plan for a face to face Pre-Conference or other day long or multi day event

Who Should Attend

American Library Association members in general and member leaders in particular.


Lori Goetsch, Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) Member




How to Register

No registration required. Access the Budget Cycle and Process webcast and the rest of the Financial Learning Series from it's ALA YouTube Channel playlist.

Tech Requirements

A computer with an internet connection and sound capabilities that can watch and hear videos on YouTube.


An ALA Connect community has been established entitled ALA Budget and Finance Group (membership is open to everyone). You are encouraged to join this group. This is the forum to provide feedback on the ALA Financial Learning Series webcasts, to ask questions about any information included in the webcasts, or to ask financial/budget questions in general at any time. Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) may use this forum to distribute information as necessary.