Sharing the Wealth: A 50/50 Renovation Project using Taxpayer Dollars and Private Fundraising
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 111 AB
Contemplating a renovation, addition, or new library building? Find out how one small library was able to renovate over 5,000 square feet of space using a combination of 50% taxpayer monies and 50% private monies. Learn how word choice, advocacy, clear communication, and sheer will are needed to carry a multi-year fundraising project forward, and the top 5 pitfalls to avoid during the fundraising period.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Identify and list potential collaborators in their community to leverage for a renovation fundraising project (and it's not all about the money) 2: Name and explain how to avoid the 5 pitfalls we experienced during our fundraising campaign 3: Assess the existing communications channels in the community and in the library, and identify areas of improvment BEFORE a fundraising campaign begins
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Tags: Administration/Management, Administration and Management, Foundations and Friends Groups, Fundraising, Partnerships and Collaboration, Rural and Small Libraries
Lori Fisher, Library Director
Baker Free Library , Bow , NH
Lori is the Director of the Baker Free Library for the town of Bow, NH (population 8,000) since 2008, and previously worked as both a librarian and a museum curator at institutions in New York and New Hampshire. She was a PLA Leadership Fellow in 2013, and has served as the Vice President and President of the New Hampshire Library Association, and was named NH Library Director of the Year in 2017.