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Imagine a Better Future: Strengthening Your Community by Supporting Nonprofits Kassy Rodeheaver Librarian, Grants & Nonpro...
The Financial Crisis & Our Reality  <ul><li>Free services are more in demand than ever.  </li></ul><ul><li>Less money for ...
What is Currently Happening Nonprofit  CEOs Nonprofit Consultants Nonprofit Conferences Nonprofit Coalitions United Way No...
What You Could Do: Make Connections Nonprofit  CEOs Nonprofit Consultants Nonprofit Conferences Nonprofit Coalitions Unite...
1. Assess Your Community Needs <ul><li>Where are the gaps? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun...
2. Identify Your Allies <ul><li>Librarians/library staff </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals (le...
3. Creating a collection <ul><li>Note current nonprofit/proposal writing books your library owns </li></ul><ul><li>Create ...
A Model for Every Budget <ul><li>Access to both FDO & AZ Guide to Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Programs with outside consultant...
Foundation Center Cooperating Collection <ul><li>Free funding research centers open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Provid...
4. Train Your Staff <ul><li>Reference Questions </li></ul><ul><li>ASU Lodestar Center “Ask the Nonprofit Specialists” </li...
5. Recognize Trends & React <ul><li>Read, read, read </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Wat...
Marketing Your New Services <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Flyers </li></ul><ul><li>Signage </li></ul><ul><li>Email lis...
Grants & Nonprofit Information Center <ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information resources for nonprof...
 
Additional Examples of Nonprofit Info Center Websites <ul><li>Wagner College (NY) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// wagner.lib...
Beware of Pitfalls <ul><li>Unclear advertising of services </li></ul><ul><li>One “grants” librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Info...
Statewide & National Resources <ul><li>Fundraising/Nonprofit Management </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits <...
Print Publications <ul><li>Nolo Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to Arizona Grant...
Publishers <ul><li>John Wiley & Sons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-301886.html   </li></u...
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Your library can be the answer to the question that nonprofit organizations continually ask—“Is there anyone else who can help us make the world a better place?” Information on nonprofit management, finances, grant-seeking, and fundraising is crucial to building a strong nonprofit. This is especially true as their service delivery to your most disadvantaged library customers is vulnerable to government deficits and budget balancing. Learn how you can repurpose your own collaborative and information resource skills to proactively support essential services by building a strong Nonprofit Information Resource Center. Guidelines for setting up a new Nonprofit Information Resource Center will be discussed, including models for every budget. You will learn about the best resources available for this challenge, as well as develop an idea of how you can help foster a better future.

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Imagine a better future

  1. 1. Imagine a Better Future: Strengthening Your Community by Supporting Nonprofits Kassy Rodeheaver Librarian, Grants & Nonprofit Info Center Pima County Public Library November 30, 2011
  2. 2. The Financial Crisis & Our Reality <ul><li>Free services are more in demand than ever. </li></ul><ul><li>Less money for more people. </li></ul><ul><li>Continued need… </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Currently Happening Nonprofit CEOs Nonprofit Consultants Nonprofit Conferences Nonprofit Coalitions United Way Nonprofit Organization Meetings
  4. 4. What You Could Do: Make Connections Nonprofit CEOs Nonprofit Consultants Nonprofit Conferences Nonprofit Coalitions United Way Nonprofit Organization Meetings Your Library
  5. 5. 1. Assess Your Community Needs <ul><li>Where are the gaps? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SWOT Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 2. Identify Your Allies <ul><li>Librarians/library staff </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals (legal, financial, fundraisers, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Local Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May offer free or low-cost training opportunities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many free webinars & online training opportunities. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 3. Creating a collection <ul><li>Note current nonprofit/proposal writing books your library owns </li></ul><ul><li>Create pathfinders for your materials </li></ul><ul><li>Update your website with info center page </li></ul><ul><li>Use suggested resources on handout as supplementary additions </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Model for Every Budget <ul><li>Access to both FDO & AZ Guide to Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Programs with outside consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple subscriptions to nonprofit periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit information fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings with nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance at nonprofit meetings/conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Access to FDO or AZ Guide to Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian-run workshops </li></ul><ul><li>eNewsletter with articles/featured funder(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Training opportunities on databases </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase new books to fill community needs </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 subscriptions to nonprofit periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Links to basic webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Trained staff on info resources </li></ul><ul><li>Compilation of RFPs </li></ul><ul><li>Links to free searchable grants databases </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight books already in your collection </li></ul>Some Budget Small Budget No Budget
  9. 9. Foundation Center Cooperating Collection <ul><li>Free funding research centers open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Provided access to Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals, and Philanthropy In/Sight databases </li></ul><ul><li>Provided print publications related to grants research/funding trends </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for at least two trainings annually on how to use resources </li></ul><ul><li>Annual fee: $995 </li></ul><ul><li>Additional criteria information available at http:// foundationcenter.org /collections/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. 4. Train Your Staff <ul><li>Reference Questions </li></ul><ul><li>ASU Lodestar Center “Ask the Nonprofit Specialists” </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Center “Ask the Online Librarian” </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Library assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation staff </li></ul>
  11. 11. 5. Recognize Trends & React <ul><li>Read, read, read </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Watch </li></ul>
  12. 12. Marketing Your New Services <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Flyers </li></ul><ul><li>Signage </li></ul><ul><li>Email listservs (yours and others) </li></ul><ul><li>Press releases </li></ul><ul><li>Community calendars </li></ul>
  13. 13. Grants & Nonprofit Information Center <ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information resources for nonprofit and community organizations to assist them in fulfilling their missions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reference collection </li></ul><ul><li>Circulating collection of 200+ titles </li></ul><ul><li>Free monthly workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Free monthly database open labs </li></ul><ul><li>Free funding opportunities eNewsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Access to private funder databases </li></ul><ul><li>Our Website: http://www.library.pima.gov/grants/ </li></ul>
  14. 15. Additional Examples of Nonprofit Info Center Websites <ul><li>Wagner College (NY) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// wagner.libguides.com/content.php?pid =56427&sid=413243 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>King County Library System (WA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// guides.kcls.org /philanthropy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ashtabula County District Library (OH) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.acdl.info/grants/grantinfo.shtm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tulsa City-County Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://guides.tulsalibrary.org/foundation_center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Center for Nonprofit Excellence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.thecne.org/page.php?title =CNE%20Resource%20Center </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Beware of Pitfalls <ul><li>Unclear advertising of services </li></ul><ul><li>One “grants” librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Information overload </li></ul>
  16. 17. Statewide & National Resources <ul><li>Fundraising/Nonprofit Management </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>ASU Lodestar Center </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Center </li></ul><ul><li>Grantspace </li></ul><ul><li>AFP </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Trends </li></ul><ul><li>National Council of Nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Philanthropy News Digest </li></ul><ul><li>Standford Social Innovation Review </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Technology Network </li></ul>
  17. 18. Print Publications <ul><li>Nolo Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to Arizona Grantmakers </li></ul><ul><li>Friendraising: Community engagement strategies for boards who hate fundraising but love making friends by Hildy Gottlieb </li></ul>
  18. 19. Publishers <ul><li>John Wiley & Sons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-301886.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subjects: Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Fundraising & Grantsmanship, Marketing & Communications, Boards & Board Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emerson & Church </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.contributionsmagazine.com/bookstore.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Association of Fundraising Professionals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// afpbookstore.org/?navItemNumber =560 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foundation Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// foundationcenter.org /marketplace/ </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Questions?

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