Friends groups and Foundations are more critical than ever in providing support for libraries. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of each of these fundraising organizations including best practices for each and their distinct activities. This on-demand webinar addresses how to build strong relationships between the two organizations and covers topics such as building strong boards, the different fundraising activities for Friends and Foundations, the role of advocacy, and the importance of maintaining good communications with your library director.
This archived webinar was originally presented January 29, 2014, as part two of a three-part series with "Fundraising 101" and "It’s All in the Planning: Getting Started on Strategic and Development Plans."
Running time: 55 minutes
At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:
- Appreciate the distinct roles and responsibilities of Friends groups and Foundations;
- Understand the types of fundraising activities appropriate for each organization and how to work side-by-side in supporting the library;
- Be able to recruit and engage valuable board members; and
- Understand the value and process for ensuring strong relationships between the Friends or Foundation and the library director.
Who Should Attend
Library directors, trustees, Friends board members, Foundation staff and board members.
Peter Pearson is a lead consultant with Library Strategies and has been president of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library for twenty-two years. Pearson is nationally recognized as one of the library community’s most successful fundraising and advocacy experts.
Pearson has been a speaker at national and state conferences on all areas of fundraising and advocacy and has provided consulting services and support to libraries and library organizations throughout the country, and internationally. His work has included feasibility studies and capital campaigns, development planning, creating library foundations, improving Friends and Foundation relationships, advocacy training, and other services that support libraries.
Pearson is one of the authors of the recently published Beyond Book Sales: Raising Real Money for Your Library published by ALA Publications.
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