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Summary - WJ Competency Index
Fundraising is not listed as a separate competency in the Competency Index for the Library Field, but it is noted in the Management Competencies under Financial Management (page 27). Library leaders:
- Conduct capital campaigns.
Training Needs Assessment Rankings
Fundraising ranked #16 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs. It ranked #28 out of 60 topics staff would like training in. 54% (56) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 27% (28) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 19% (20) would like training at the Advanced level.
Customer Service Standards
Courtesy - Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Knowledge - Be aware of library policies, procedures, and resources.
Efficiency - Provide accurate and timely service with the best use of tangible and intangible resources.
Agreement (Dick Waters)
Sample agreement for legacy donations from master plan consultant Dick Waters' Fundraising, Budgeting, and Staffing workshop - November 2, 2017.
Fundraising (Dick Waters)
PowerPoint from master plan consultant Dick Waters' Fundraising, Budgeting, and Staffing for Your Library workshop - November 2, 2017.
Nonprofit Fundraising in the Age of Uncertainty (TechSoup)
Five ways that nonprofit fundraisers can survive these tough times and emerge with positive approaches to donor engagement and fundraising.
Visualizing Funding for Libraries (Foundation Center)
Free database of library funding, containing grants given to U.S. libraries by U.S. foundations. Grants data includes local, state, and national sources for public, academic, school, special collection, and government libraries. Additional demographic information can be viewed corresponding with library service areas.