Focus on sustainability and advocacy (White)


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This session will cover the importance of local fund raising (in addition to tax income) for keeping technology as up-to-date as possible, and how that can be achieved most effectively. Speakers will discuss the Nebraska Community Foundation and its programs; Lincoln City Library’s fund-raising efforts through its Foundation; ideas from “Turning the Page;” and the establishment of “sinking funds.” The general idea is that keeping library technology must be viewed as part of the cost of doing business in a modern library.

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  • Endowment means between $80,000 and $100,000 coming back annually and will continue to come back every year forever
  •  The Harry and Grace Moller Library Endowment Fund, The Friends of the Library & Morton-James Public Library Present - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  What is it? Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's classic The Little Engine That Could ™. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed to your child's name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family. Who is Eligible? Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Nebraska City. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian. (Form must be approved and on file with the Morton-James Public Library.) 
  • Focus on sustainability and advocacy (White)

    1. 1. Funding Your Future<br />Nebraska Library Commission Technology Summer Camp<br />August 23, 2011<br />
    2. 2. When I’m done . . . <br />One “aha!” about fundraising<br />More knowledge of resources and programs available to help you<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />2<br />
    3. 3. Session Outline <br />Eternal Truths of Fundraising<br />How NCF can help<br />KreutzBennett grants for Nebraska libraries<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />3<br />
    4. 4. NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />Eternal Truths of Fundraising<br />4<br />
    5. 5. Truth 1.<br />People give more money than corporations or foundations.<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />5<br />
    6. 6. 2010 Contributions - $291 billion<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />6<br />Source: Giving USA 2011<br />Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University<br />
    7. 7. Truth 2.<br />Most people give <br />away money.<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Most People Give<br />In every country where fundraising and philanthropy have been studied, most people give away money.<br />USA – 7 of 10 adults<br />Canada – 8 of 10<br />Brazil – 7 of 10<br />Holland – 9 of 10<br />People are going to give away their money – <br />to you or to someone else.<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />8<br />
    9. 9. Truth 3.<br />Most money comes from people like us.<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Most Givers are Like Us<br />Most donations and half of all money given comes from families with incomes of <br />$90,000 or less.*<br />This is most people.<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />10<br />*Source: Kim Klein, Grassroots Fundraising Journal<br />
    11. 11. Truth 4.<br />People Give When <br />They Are Asked.<br />(and they don’t give when they are not asked)<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Personal ask is best<br />(best = highest response for least money)<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />12<br />Sources: <br />*Kim Klein, Grassroots Fundraising Journal<br />**J.M. Greenfield, Fund-raising: Evaluating and Managing the Fund Development Process<br />
    13. 13. Truth 5.<br />Fundraising is not <br />about money.<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />13<br />
    14. 14. 14<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />Fundraising is about changing the world.<br />It is not driven by <br />need, donors or funders.<br />Fundraising is driven by <br />vision and mission.<br />
    15. 15. 15<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />The Nebraska Community Foundation helps people give back to the places they love – <br />in time, talent and treasure – <br />to create thriving rural communities.<br />
    16. 16. NCF’s Approach<br />Work in partnership<br />Asset-based<br />Community-driven<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />16<br />
    17. 17. NCF Services<br />Benefits of Affiliation<br />501(c) 3 status<br />Financial and Administrative Services<br />Training and Technical Assistance<br />Strategic planning<br />Donor development and fundraising<br />Planned giving<br />Marketing and communication<br />Peer Learning Network<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />17<br />
    18. 18. Options for Libraries<br />Grants from affiliated funds<br />Community-based and donor-advised<br />Library account within local affiliated fund<br />Independent affiliated fund for library<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />18<br />
    19. 19. Libraries working with NCF<br />Current library-associated funds and accounts<br />21 accounts within 13 funds<br />2 donor-advised funds, 1 organizational fund<br />About $3 million total <br />About $2.3 million endowed<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />19<br />
    20. 20. Success Stories<br />Nebraska City<br />Harry and Grace Moeller Library Endowment Fund<br />Morton-James Public Library<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />20<br />
    21. 21. Success Stories<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />21<br />Keith County<br />Goodall City Library/Paxton Carnegie Library<br />
    22. 22. Potential in Every Place<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />22<br />Transfer of Wealth<br />
    23. 23. Potential in Every Place<br />Gifts of Grain<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />23<br />
    24. 24. KreutzBennett Donor Advised Fund<br />24<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />Shirley KreutzBennett<br />
    25. 25. KreutzBennett Funding<br />Eligibility<br />Public libraries<br />Nebraska communities fewer than 3,000 residents<br />Three Funding Areas<br />Planning grants – leading to accreditation<br />$500 to $2,500, 1:1 match, no in-kind<br />Enhancement grants – programs and services<br />$2,500 to $20,000 1:1 match, up to 50% in-kind<br />Equipment and software purchases/upgrades not eligible<br />Facilities grants<br />$5,000 to $20,000, 3:1 match, no in-kind<br />New construction or rehabilitation/expansion<br />One time grants<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />25<br />
    26. 26. Guidelines and application forms<br /><br />Deadline for short application – October 1, 2011<br />Full application upon request<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />26<br />KreutzBennett Funding<br />
    27. 27. Engage the community<br />Ask<br />Contact NCF<br />Find out more about KreutzBennett<br />Is there a Shirley in your town?<br />27<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />
    28. 28. Marcia White<br />Director of Community Development Philanthropy<br /><br />402.323.7329<br />NLC Technology Summer Camp 2011<br />28<br />