For immediate release | January 7, 2014

PLA’s webinar series shows how to get started with strong fundraising and development skills

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is launching a three-part Development and Fundraising Webinar Series beginning Jan. 22. This special series features three weekly webinars designed to provide public librarians with practical information and actionable steps to get started on fundraising, managing friends and foundations and strategic/development planning.

Registration is available for the whole series or for individual webinars. The three webinars are:

  1. Fundraising 101, Jan. 22, 1:00 p.m. CT
  2. Friends & Foundations: What They Do and How to Make the Most of Them, Jan. 29, 1 p.m. CT
  3. It’s All in the Planning: Getting Started on Strategic and Development Plans, Feb 5, 1 p.m. CT

The series' instructors are Sue Hall and Peter Pearson, both consultants with Library Strategies and involved with The Friends of the Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Library.

The cost to attend the entire Development and Fundraising Webinar Series (three webinars) is $69 (PLA Members), $79 (ALA Members) and $89 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for the entire series for $269. Individual webinar registration costs $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for individual webinars for $129.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.




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