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CONTENTS List of Figures Preface List of Contributors Chapter 1. Raising Money for Libraries 1-1 Raising Money for Sundays 1-2 Ts & Bs! 1-3 Raising Money with Historical Photographs 1-4 Trivia at the Library 1-5 Youth Basketball Clinic 1-6 Read-a-Thon in Rochester (NY) 1-7 Hill Country Authors Series 1-8 Annual Book & Author Luncheon Fund-Raiser 1-9 Silent Auction Adds Dollars to Book Sale 1-10 Friends of the University of Arizona Libraries Raise Over $100,000 in Partnership with Basketball Coach 1-11 Taste of the Heights: A Friends Culinary Collection 1-12 What?s It Worth? A Collectibles and Antiques Appraisal Raises Money for Libraries 1-13 Gilfeather Turnip Festival in Wardsboro (VT) 1-14 Library Cats in Berks County Help Raise Funds and Awareness for Libraries 1-15 Gifts of Books and Materials 1-16 Have a Heart, Give a Book 1-17 Phone-A-Thon and Honor with Books: Two Programs with a Happy Synergy 1-18 Endowment Plaque 1-19 Build for the Future: Campaign Naming Opportunities 1-20 Making ?The Ask?: Reaching Potential Donors in Your Community 1-21 Making ?The Ask? for Large Donations: Sample Letters to Get You Started 1-22 Making ?The Ask? for Large Donations: The Visit?The (Almost) Last Step 1-23 Sample Promotional Materials Chapter 2. Selling Books 2-1 Ongoing Book Sale, on the Honor System 2-2 Online Book Sales Raise More Money for Libraries 2-3 Used Bookstore 2-4 One Used Book Sale = $90,500 Raised! 2-5 How the Friends of the Houston (TX) Public Library Works with Booksellers at Their Book Sales 2-6 Friend-to-Friend, a Free Book Program 2-7 Price-Sorter Guidelines 2-8 Soliciting Book Donations 2-9 Sample Promotional Materials Chapter 3. Programs for Services and Outreach 3-1 Scholarship Program for Library Pages 3-2 Involve Your Friends in the Life of the Campus! 3-3 Honoring Faculty Scholars?Wake Forest University 3-4 Celebrating Scholarly and Creative Works at the University of Cincinnati 3-5 A Day of Distinguished Speakers, Photography, and Music at the University of Memphis 3-6 Faces of Courage 3-7 Author Program for Annual Friends Meeting 3-8 Talk of the Stacks at the Minneapolis Public Library 3-9 From One Note to a Symphony: One Book, One Community 3-10 The People?s University at the Minneapolis Public Library 1-1 Sample Promotional Materials Chapter 4. Advocacy and Public Awareness 4-1 Friends?The Library?s Ambassadors 4-2 Celebrating 75 Years of Library Service: Collaboration + Cooperation + Celebration = Success 4-3 Celebrating 100 Years of the Oldest Branch of the Chicago Public Library! 4-4 Raising the Library?s Profile with a Centennial Celebration 4-5 North Carolina?s Smartest Card Campaign 4-6 Special Alumni Collections Raise Library Awareness 4-7 Home Rule Charter Amendment Supports Fargo (ND) Public Library 4-8 Advocacy Mondays 4-9 I Love Libraries?Celebrating Libraries Virtually 4-10 Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week 4-11 One Voice Can Make a Difference?Join the Annual Virtual March on Washington 4-12 The Advocacy Action Plan Chapter 5. Building Membership in Friends 5-1 No More Used Book Sales! 5-2 Honoring Friends Benefactors 5-3 Getting and Keeping Members 5-4 Membership Drives That Work 5-5 Keeping in Touch with Members 5-6 Getting Corporate Members 5-7 Raising University Friends 5-8 Determining Benefits for Alumni and Donors 5-9 Surveying Friends Members 5-10 Surveying Friends and Trustees 5-11 Membership Samples Chapter 6. Organizational Effectiveness 6-1 Getting and Keeping Motivated Volunteers 6-2 Beyond the Board Meeting?Voting Remotely 6-3 Friends? Standing Committees?Description of Charge 6-4 Sample Memorandum of Agreement Between the Library and the Friends 6-5 Bylaws?Friends of the Dublin (CA) Library 6-6 Bylaws?Friends of the Kettering University Library and Scharchburg Archives (Flint, MI) 6-7 Bylaws?San Antonio Public Library Foundation 6-8 University of Pittsburgh?s University Library System Marketing Communications Strategy/Plan 6-9 Friends of the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Strategic Plan for 2005?2007 Index About the Authors
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Friends of the library -- United States -- Case studies.
Library fund raising -- United States -- Case studies.
Libraries and community -- United States.