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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2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries

 Webinar / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

This webinar will explore the future of libraries and potential ideas for the second Knight News Challenge on Libraries.

Knight News Challenge Wants to Support Your Big Ideas

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

The Knight News Challenge on Libraries will launch on February 24, 2016, and offers applicants a share of more than $3 million for ideas centered on libraries as they transform to accommodate the evolving needs of their communities. The challenge is ...

Rural Resources and Funding: The Rural Information Center

 Webinar / Last Modified: 04 May 2017

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.