JUL 24

Fundraising 101: Capital Campaigns

Archive of the fourth webinar in the four-part Fundraising 101 series, presented by John Howard of the legacy Alliance Library System on July 24, 2008.

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Is your library considering building or expanding? Are you looking at the possibility of having to raise major funds from private donations? The “capital campaign” has a long history in American philanthropy as a structured approach to seeking major gifts from the community.

This workshop covers the process of conducting a library capital campaign, from initial planning, to feasibility study to conducting the campaign itself. Some questions addressed in this archive include:

1. How much can you raise?
2. Who will donate to a library capital campaign?
3. How will we know if we are ready?
4. Should we hire a consultant?
5. How much will a campaign cost?

Presented by: John Howard, Special Projects Coordinator for the Innovation Department of the legacy Alliance Library System.
Originally sponsored by: the legacy Alliance Library System, now part of RAILS.

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Archived Recording:


24 July 2008


1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]