Tired of having to fight for monies from your city, county, state and nationally elected officials? Or of being short staffed and short on resources? Feel like libraries don’t have a strong enough voice with the politicians and decision makers?

This interactive and thought-provoking program looks at the best practices of non-profit organizations that have achieved success through their political power and advocacy efforts and what library organizations including EveryLibrary can and are doing to keep the funding of libraries in the eyes of the people that make the final decisions.

In this interactive and informative program, you’ll learn:

• The difference between a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status and examples of how those differences are used
• How organizations including AARP, ACLU and the NRA have built their political power and how they use it
• What libraries can learn from these organizations about creating a strong voice in their community, state and Washington D.C.
• Ways your library and our library profession can further the process of building a community of library supporters/advocates


Original Broadcast September 10, 2019 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck

Andrew has been developing and conducting training seminars for libraries and library organizations for more than twenty years. He has presented Web-based, On-line, and Face-to-Face sessions on Management and Leadership, Customer Service and Communication Skills in the U.S. and numerous countries around the world.