Long Term Investment Fund - the Endowment

Part of the American Library Association's Financial Learning Series

This is a Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) and the ALA finance staff webcast. The purpose of this webcast is to provide you with a basic level of understanding of ALA’s Long-Term Investment Fund aka “the Endowment” and why it may be beneficial to have an endowment.  

Specifically, this webcast will cover the general characteristics of an endowment, purposes for establishing an endowment, how earnings are generated, how the proceeds can be used and what’s needed to get started.

It is our hope that you will find this webcast informative.

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Who Should Attend

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


Courtney L. Young, Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) Executive Board Representative


How to Register

No registration required. Access the Long Term Investment Fund webcast and the rest of the Financial Learning Series from it's ALA YouTube Channel playlist.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and ability to view videos posted on YouTube.


A new 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.