Most donors and funding partners who want to see their dollars go to innovation, experimentation, or gap-filling expect to stop funding after the "test" is finished. Unfortunately, we all have stories of wonderful programs that have lost funder support and died for lack of a funding solution. It's heartbreaking when the next round of funding should have come from the municipal budget or the library budget, but we failed to find the political will for a new funding solution in time.
Join John Chrastka, executive director of EveryLibrary and the EveryLibrary Institute, for a discussion of how to solve that problem before your first dollar is raised or the grant application is written. Regardless of your local or national funding formula, the decision to fund library work is always political.
In this session, John will share proven and actionable ways to help reach your fundraising and mission-driven goals by engaging the political process.
This is the final session of a six-part webinar series of fundraising webinars provided by NEWI (Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, Nicolet Federated Library System, Outagamie Waupaca Library System, and Winnefox Library System) and South Central Library System.