Welcome! This is an information and resource portal designed to help library fundraisers. Whether you are a member of the library’s fundraising committee, the Library Friends Group or a Library Foundation, I hope that you will find this useful. Here you will find links to vetted resources, best practices and tools for successful fundraising. And most of all, I hope you find some inspiration for your fundraising journey.
The recommendations here have been informed by nearly 30 years of nonprofit experience working with executive and frontline staff to develop programs, write grants, secure sponsorships, cultivate individuals, organize events and much more. None of the work I do would be possible without teamwork, research and deep listening.
By no means is this a comprehensive list. As an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Greater Hudson Valley Chapter), I know that this work is always evolving. It is important to keep pace with community needs, technology and the realities of the changing economic picture. From time to time, I will add updates and new resources and I look forward to hearing from you. If there is something you are looking for and can’t find it here, let me know.
I encourage you to take some deep dives and attend the many webinars, networking events, and professional educational opportunities available through professional organizations in Westchester, national organizations like Candid, and even fundraising vendors like Bloomerang, Network for Good; many of them free or low cost. And please, if you have a good resource or a good story to tell, share it! Let’s keep learning.