Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date June 23, 2015
Hosted by: WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries
Length: 1 hour

It's time to take a fresh look at ideas for raising funds for your library. Although book sales have been a standard library fundraiser, they take a lot of time and effort, with dwindling returns on investment in recent years. Whether considering new types of events or tried-and-true activities, you’ll learn the "12 Must-Know Facts About Fundraising." Find out how to assess your library’s capacity for fundraising, enlist the right volunteers, engage the community, and create a sustainable plan to boost your library’s bottom line and raise visibility. With this strong foundation, libraries of any size can move into new directions to grow support for their libraries.

Presented by: Sue Hall

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date August 22, 2018
Hosted by: WebJunction, EveryLibrary and Association for Rural and Small Libraries
Length: 1 hour

Library leaders have been trained to "do more with less" for so long that it’s become a virtue. Though talking about budgets is a challenge, library staff need better funding to provide the public with needed services and expertise. If your budget is stuck, and your board, staff and stakeholders are having a hard time talking about new taxes or levies, this webinar can help. Please join us for real-world, practical, actionable advice on how to overcome local political problems, negative feelings, and unmotivated stakeholders, to move your library toward a more financially secure future.

Presented by: John Chrastka, Lee Hallberg, and James Ochsner

webinar iconFormat: Webinar, original date October 27, 2022
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour

Grant funding provides libraries with the opportunity to offer programs and services to the community which may not fit into the library’s regular budget. If the process of evaluating opportunities and applying for a grant feels overwhelming, join us for this webinar to discuss strategies for success that can benefit libraries of all sizes. We’ll look at aspects of grant development including mission alignment, how to build organizational support, and submitting a strong application. Funders are often interested in a diverse set of applicants and communities to distribute their funding to, and this session will help you feel more confident and empowered to pursue these opportunities for your library.

Presented by: Kendra Morgan and Steph Harmon

webinar iconFormat: Webinar, original date January 20, 2021
Hosted by: Infopeople
Length: 1 hour

Whether you are new to grant work or want a few new tips, you’ll discover the confidence and knowledge you need to win library grants with Stephanie Gerding, library grants expert and author of ALA’s Winning Grants. Discover the most important thing to keep in mind when doing library grant work, the fastest ways to determine community needs, how to quickly locate current grant opportunities (including COVID relief funds), what funders are most looking for in a successful grant proposal, and the top ten tips for success. Shortcuts, practical advice, and a valuable resource list will be shared. You CAN win grants for your library!

Presented by: Stephanie Gerding