Successful Library Fundraising

Best Practices

By (author) M. Sandra Wood

Publication date:

24 July 2014

Length of book:

208 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781442237384

Obtaining the funding to maintain and grow library services and resources has always been a challenge. Successful Library Fundraising: Best Practices brings together a wealth of information from public, academic, special, and school libraries who share their successful approaches to raising funds through a variety of traditional and “outside-the-box” methods:

  • Library development (cultivating donors)
  • Endowments
  • Corporate financing
  • Special events
  • Friends’ groups and volunteers
  • Grants, and more

Fundraising is critical in today’s economic climate. Tips and ideas from this volume will help library professionals gain confidence to begin a fundraising program or improve their current fundraising activities.
M. Sandra Wood has gathered an excellent collection of articles to inspire academic and public librarians the quest to raise funds for their libraries at a time when many sources of income are shrinking. . . .this book is primarily intended for professional librarians who work in academic and public library settings and is an excellent source of creative ideas for that audience.