Raise funds and promote your library by using your valuable time and resources wisely with easy-to-implement fundraising strategies. We’ll explore sponsorships, social media and other online appeals, easy grant opportunities, fundraising events and “non-events.” New ideas for supporting library projects and services and quick planning methods will be learned so you can start effectively and efficiently bringing in the money.

Find out who to ask and why they will give to your library, and how to have advocacy conversations to promote partnerships. This session will leave you excited, motivated, and ready with the knowledge needed to fundraise the easy way. Soon you will be ready to fundraise and “friendraise” while gaining community support and promoting your library.

At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:
Utilize quick and easy fundraising ideas to implement immediately
Identify resources, methods, and models for easy fundraising
Make the “ask” to the right audience
Focus library fundraising efforts with a clear path to success
Gain community support and promote the library through fundraising efforts


Original broadcast February 25, 2016 

Stephanie Gerding – Biography
Stephanie Gerding is an internationally known consultant, librarian, author, and trainer. Stephanie plans and conducts learning events on training, evaluation, grants, technology, digital literacy, planning, and advocacy topics. Stephanie has success in all areas of library fundraising including work as a library grant reviewer, writer, trainer, project manager, evaluator, and fundraising consultant for libraries and schools.