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  1. Grant Resources for Libraries Where do YOU look for money? John George johngeo@uw.edu http://wlma2010.wikispaces.com/GrantResources First, some fun. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/2987740376

  2. Overview A broad look at fundraising, with a special focus on grants. • Alternate Sources • Friends of the Library • Library Foundations. • Events • Grant Sources • Foundation and Corporations • Government Agencies. Photo http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/uwcampus,1120

  3. Goals and Outcomes A broad look at fundraising, with a special focus on grants. • Recognize project that would be eligible and/or competitive for grant funds. • Understand different fundraising strategies and types of funding organizations. • Improved skill in researching funding sources. • Improved ability to match grantors with projects. Photo: Fortuna, Costa Rica

  4. Defining Your Project A quick look at the basics. • Target audience. • Budget. • Type of project. • Project team. • Grant request amount. • Be sure it’s an institutional priority. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3110132126/

  5. Match Your Project Find the Right Funder for Your Project – the a Project for the Funder. • Does the Grantor: • Fund your type of institution? • Fund at the level that matches your project need? • Fund in your geographic area? • Have any connection to your organization? Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/3210637493/

  6. Match Your Project Find the Right Funder for Your Project – the a Project for the Funder. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/3257035516/

  7. Alternate Sources Friends of the Library • Community involvement • Beware the cost/benefit ratio! • Funding process Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3110133552/

  8. Alternate Sources Library Foundations • Focus on bigger projects, including capital campaigns, endowments and general ops. • Adjunct, 501(c)(3) organization. • Structured, with paid staff. • Conduit for individual donations and for some grant opportunities. Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/2965687490/

  9. Alternate Sources Events • From car washes to black tie galas. • A LOT of work. • May be better suited to Friends. Photo : http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryqueensland/4542549662/

  10. Grant Sources Three Primary Categories and How They Differ • Corporations. • Foundations. • Government Agencies. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridamemory/3307691314/

  11. Research • Physical Resources. • Industrial Espionage. • Online Resources. Photo credit: digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?1153338

  12. Research Spying on the Competition • Annual Reports. • Playbills. • Donor Walls. Photo: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/v0vSJKZot5FPL4knmslOkg

  13. Research Online Resource • Foundation Center (www.foundationcenter.org) • NOZA (www.nozasearch.com) • Grant Station (http://www.grantstation.com/) • Foundation examples (http://www.thenorcliffefoundation.com/) • Corporate examples (www.pemco.com and www.amazon.com) • Government Examples • IMLS (www.imls.gov) • NEH (neh.gov) • Grants.gov (http://grants.gov/) • Washington State Libraries (http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/grants/applicants.aspx) Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridamemory/3307691314/

  14. Grant Resources for Libraries John George johngeo@uw.edu http://wlma2010.wikispaces.com/GrantResources Please turn in your worksheet/evaluation! Photo: OkeyDokey ski trail, Scottish Lakes, WA.