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Notes from the Friends Support Group
September 2006

Friends Support Group Notes | September 22, 2006
Topic: Recruitment & Retention



Facilitated Discussion Notes:

Laying the Groundwork for Success:

Who Are the People That Get Involved With Friends Groups?

Getting People to Come to Meetings / Get Involved & Stay Involved:

What are area Friends doing?

(…besides book sales)

-Selling items ( like stationery, calendars, and tote bags)
-Penny Social
-Flea Market
-Art Sale
-Antiques appraisal
-50/50 Raffle
-Capital campaign involvement

Membership / Advocacy
-Membership drive using e-mail
-Booth @ community street fair
-Help with annual survey

Cooperation / Collaboration: Amongst area Friends groups; amongst other nonprofits, schools; and Local businesses

-Using fundraising dollars to support library programming
-Music programming @ bar / restaurant
-Sponsor Summer Reading Program
-Mystery Discussion Group
-Authors events
-Bus trips
-Co-sponsored events
-Provide food at library events

-Monitor voting booth


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