Bringing in the Money: How Friends and Foundations Can Find Funding & Grants

FREE fundraising series - April 13 and 19

FREE fundraising series
Bringing in the Money: How Friends and Foundations Can Find Funding & Grants – April 13 and 19

United for Libraries will present a free two-part webinar series on Bringing in the Money: How Friends and Foundations can Find Funding & Grants, featuring “Applying for ALA Grants: Tips for Friends of the Library Groups and Foundations” presented with the ALA Public Program Office on April 13, 12-1 p.m. Mountain, and “Tell Your Library Friends or Foundation Story Using Your Candid (Gold Star) Profile” with the Regional Foundation Center of the Free Library of Philadelphia on April 19, 12-1 p.m. Mountain

Part one: The April 13 program will focus on tips for applying, how to write a compelling proposal, best practices, and more. Presenters Samantha Oakley and BeeBee Brown will discuss current grant opportunities, including the “Great Stories Club: “Imagining Tomorrow: Building Inclusive Futures” and the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.


Part two: The April 19 program, presented by Claire Lutz of the Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia, will focus on how Friends of the Library group and/or library Foundation can reach millions of funders through a profile on Candid (formerly Foundation Center/GuideStar), and demonstrate how to navigate Candid and update your profile to amplify your fundraising efforts. In addition, participants will learn how to “Go for the Gold” by earning a 2023 Gold Seal of Transparency and will gain access to one free year of Foundation Directory Essential.


Remember to check out our other Trustee Resources!

Kieran Hixon