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By Dwight Burlingame

A consultant that gives winning fundraising examples for every type of libraries. It contains sensible info on what labored, what did not and what may possibly paintings greater, and provides an insider's examine ecocnomic improvement courses from a various mixture of libraries. The members of those situations come from numerous backgrounds and degrees of fundraising services. Library builders should still locate it effortless to conform those a number of views to their very own fundraising surroundings. This number of first-hand fundraising reviews encompasses such tools as detailed occasions, capital campaigns and annual programmes. A bibliography deals additional fundraising assets, and ALA writer Victoria Steele discusses the position that detailed collections and different elements can play in improvement tasks.

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However, it is clear from many observations that the development effort averted reduction in service by the library. From the perspective of the Atlanta-Fulton case study, one can conclude that change and flexibility are often needed when mounting campaigns. Most important, however, is the fact that the library was ultimately able to gain part of the philanthropic dollar without jeopardizing public support. In fact, seeking private support and gaining the knowledge of how to run a development program increased public support.

J. 1991. Alternative sources of revenue in academic libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, Office for Research. 1988. Non-tax sources of revenue for public libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, Office for Research. White, H. S. 1992. Seeking outside funding: The right and wrong reasons. Library Journal 117(12): 48-49. Page 1 Chapter 1 Endowed Book Funds: A Million Dollars, Step-by-Step, for a Small College Library Leland M. Park Receiving a million dollar check to endow the purchase of books at a small college library would be wonderful, but the chances of it happening are remote for most institutions.

H. Little Library, illustrates how the Davidson College's annual book gift program turned into an endowment, which is now a significant component of the library's resource base. This case illustrates the major components of a development program, with a particular emphasis on simple record keeping and thanking and recognizing donors. Also illustrated in this case is how an academic library can and must find its particular niche within the total development program of the college or university. Being a team player with the central campus development office is an important rule for any librarian to keep in mind while planning for the library's fundraising efforts.

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