Budgets & Funding

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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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Small Libraries, Big Community

 News / Last Modified: 10 February 2017

With travel costs high and libraries busier than ever, library staff are using online technologies to connect and learn. Over 300 librarians attended the Februrary 28, 2013, free one-day online conference, Big Talk From Small Libraries, aimed at libr...

Foundation Center Launches Visualizing Funding for Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 09 February 2017

Winner of the 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries, Foundation Center launches Visualizing Funding for Libraries, the most comprehensive free database of library funding that has ever existed, containing grants given to U.S. libraries by U.S. foun...

Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries

 Webinar / Last Modified: 07 February 2017

This webinar introduces libraries to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries, which helps identify funding opportunities for libraries at national, state, and local levels.