PCI Webinar with Stephanie Gerding
“Easy” Fundraising: Gain Community Support, Promote the Library, and Boost Your Budget
Competency: Financial Management
Sub-Category: Develops strategies for additional funding sources
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
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. Stephanie is an author of three books, including Winning Grants and The Accidental Technology Trainer, as well as over 20 professional library articles on fundraising. She was the original columnist for the Public Library Association’s Bringing in the Money column. She has been an evaluator for library grant programs at the New Mexico and Arizona State Libraries, worked as a library grant evaluator and grantee advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is a certified trainer for PLA. She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and energetic eight-year-old daughter.