The first edition of this breakthrough book was a huge success, so FOLUSA (Friends of Libraries U.S.A.) has collected 101+ more terrific ideas and best practices to help you and your team connect with your community with Even More Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends. Following an introduction which sets the stage for effective library/community partnerships, you’ll discover ideas for innovative programs, successful fundraising, strategic advocacy, powerful public relations, memorable membership campaigns and more. As in the first book, each idea is presented with practical instructions, graphics, and implementation tools so you can adapt these programs successfully and creatively to match your library’s specific needs and opportunities.
FOLUSA and ALTA member price is only $40 (includes media mail shipping). Non-members must order directly through Neal-Schuman Publishers.
Getting Grants in Your Community is a step-by-step guide that will show you how to find and apply for grants in your community -- no matter how large or small. The accompanying CD-ROM includes sample grants and cover letters along with a fill-in-the-blank template so that even first time grant writers can develop a professional proposal. Using MS-WordTM format, simply fill in the template, cut and paste verbiage from sample grants included as needed, and print! Everything you need in one complete toolkit to start bringing local grant money into your library!
FOLUSA member price is only $25 plus $2 shipping. Non-member price is $40 plus $2 shipping.
Thanks to a grant from the American Library Association, FOLUSA has published a highly usable how-to-do-it guide on library advocacy for Friends called Making Our Voices Heard: Citizens Speak Out for Libraries. Published in CD-ROM format with an accompanying workbook, this guide will take you and your group through the advocacy process step-by-step. The CD-ROM will tell you how to engage in advocacy for your local library and the workbook will allow you to design your own plan for action.
FOLUSA member price is only $20 plus $2 shipping. Non-FOLUSA price is $30 plus $2 shipping.
FOLUSA has collected and edited over 100 great ideas from Friends groups across the country in a new book called 101+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends* (*Marketing, Fundraising, Friends Development and More!). You'll find great field-tested ideas for fundraising, marketing, public awareness, successful membership drives, programs, advocacy, and organizational effectiveness for Friends. Each includes a general description, an outline of the planning process, budget forecasts, expected results, and sample forms, graphics and logos to adapt to your own library’s needs.