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A California State Library Webinar

March 3rd, 2016 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Presenters: Stephanie Gerding


Do you need matching funds for a grant project such as Career Online High School (COHS)? Perhaps you need easy-to-implement fundraising strategies for a small library project or program. In this webinar, you will discover successful strategies for raising funds that you can implement immediately. We will explore sponsorships and partnerships, social media and other online appeals, easy grant opportunities, fundraising events and "non-events."

You’ll learn all the steps necessary, including: 1) planning--quickly focus your efforts for a clear path to success 2) who to ask and why they’ll give 3) quick and easy ideas to implement now 4) easy grant opportunities and shortcuts for writing grants and 6) leveraging for bonus fundraising results. Soon you will be ready to fundraise and “friendraise” while gaining community support and promoting your library.

At the end of this one-hour 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 for COHS and other projects with a clear path to success
  • Gain community support and promote the library through fundraising efforts

This webinar will be of special interest to: California Library staff and leadership who are participating in Career Online High School (COHS) and want to learn easy fundraising strategies. Additionally, the webinar would also benefit any library staff, Friends, foundation members, volunteers, who need easy-to-implement fundraising strategies for a small library project or program.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button (at the top and bottom of this page). If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

Presentation Material

Speaker's slides
ppt [1.6mb]
pdf (Full slide) [1.1mb]
pdf (3 slides per page) [503kb]
COHS You Can Give Hope Handouts doc [146kb] - pdf [39kb]
Fundraising Plan Template doc [57kb] - pdf [84kb]
Winning Library Grant Sources and Resources pdf [254kb]
COHS Library Brochure pdf [910kb]
Chat: pdf [59kb]

Keywords: Grant writing, Fundraising