It’s All in the Planning: Getting Started on Strategic and Development Plans

It’s All in the Planning On-Demand Webinars imageThe first step of library growth and support organization success is forming a good plan. This on-demand webinar focuses on the importance of having a plan and how to get started developing one. Instructor Sue Hall discusses Rapid Results Planning, which is a stakeholder-driven process that can lead to great results. Learn who should participate in strategic planning, what today’s strategic plan looks like, and how to implement a strategic plan. From the Friends and Foundation side, development planning is the best way to ensure that your organization establishes and achieves its goals. Development planning starts with a capacity assessment and includes all types of fundraising and advocacy activities.

This archived webinar was originally presented February 5, 2014, as part three of a three-part series with "Fundraising 101" and "Friends & Foundations: What They Do and How to Make the Most of Them."

Running time: 1 hour, 8 minutes

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the value of planning to help your library or your library support organization(s) thrive;
  • Understand the components of strategic and development planning;
  • Be able to engage the appropriate individuals in your planning process; and
  • Move from the big plan to the action plan.

Who Should Attend

Library directors and management staff, trustees, Friends board members and staff, Foundation board members and staff.

Instructor

Sue HallSue Hall is the director of Library Strategies, and lead consultant for The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Hall has worked with libraries and library organizations for over fifteen years in the areas of fundraising and strategic and development planning.  She is also coordinator of Opus & Olives, the annual fundraising event for The Friends, which is recognized as one of the most successful author and fundraising events in the country.

Hall is one of the authors of the recently-released Beyond Book Sales: Raising Real Money for Your Library, published by ALA Publications.

 

Registration

Cost

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How to Register

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Tech Requirements

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Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA.