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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Rural Resources and Funding: The Rural Information Center

 Webinar / Last Modified: 10 December 2014

This webinar showcases information and resources from the Rural Information Center made available to libraries and other organizations working to maintain the vitality of America's rural communities.

Winning Library Grants

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 August 2014

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

Finding Funds for Preservation

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 August 2014

Archive and related resources from May 5, 2009 webinar with Diane Vogt-O’Connor on sources of funding for library preservation.

Library Grants 101

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 August 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: 26 August 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.