Budgets & Funding

Calculator and checkbook

The budget is the backbone of library operations, pulling together short-, medium-, and long-range goals, all of which help to fulfill the organization's vision and mission. This section is dedicated to helping you find funding resources and work to secure a stable and sufficient budget, including how to work with local officials and make a clear case for funding needs.

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Winning Library Grants

 Webinar / Last Modified: 03 February 2014

Archive and associated resources for May 4, 2011 webinar with Stephanie Gerding on process and resources for winning library grants.

Signature Events for Small Libraries

 Webinar / Last Modified: 03 February 2014

A webinar exploring signature fundraising events that help libraries raise funds and create friends.

Library Grants 101

 Webinar / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

Archive and associated resources for February 10, 2010, session with Stephanie Gerding as part of the Technology Essentials 2010, online conference.

Funding for Broadband: Indiana & Beyond

 Webinar / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

Archive and associated resources for February 10, 2010, session with Wendy Knapp and Mary Alice Ball as part of the Technology Essentials 2010, online conference.

Grant Writing for Libraries Serving Children

 Webinar / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on July 11, 2012 by Sue Kimmel and Gail Dickinson with advice about finding, writing, and submitting grant opportunities focused on services to children.