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Monday, April 16, 2018

W15: Getting Additional Funds: Grants, Fundraising & More!

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kate Tkacik, Manager, Funding Information Network, Foundation Center Knight Foundation News Challenge Grant Recipient
Kathryn Dilworth, Director, Advancement for Libraries & Press, Purdue Research Foundation Author, Fundraising for the Academic Library: Philanthropy in Higher Education

This workshop covers everything you need to get started in finding additional funds for your library. From where to look and whom to approach to winning strategies and tactics, our hand-picked, knowledgeable, and experienced speakers lay out the pathway for finding funds to support your library and its programs. Learn about the tools critical to successfully identifying grant opportunities (including a first look at the Visualizing Funding for Libraries portal), explore what it means to find the “right fit” in grant-seeking, and begin building a library’s unique case for support to present to funders. Dillworth discusses how academic fundraisers know little about the libraries, and libraries do not always do a great job of communicating how relevant they are to the community of users and potential donors. She shares strategies, tips, and techniques to increase giving to the academic library, position it through the traditional mechanisms that development officers know well, and make sure your library gets funds from academic fundraising! Gather essential guiding principles and take away practical strategies for approaching grant-makers and successfully applying for grants.

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