3: Determine if You are Ready for a Vote
2: We're Ready: How to Get Started
There are several steps you can take internally and externally to ready your library and your community for the upcoming vote. This preparation will poise your library for success.
to examine voter groups in your community. The matrix, referred
to as The Magic Quadrant, will allow you to assess: A) How much
support you already have and 2) How much additional support you will need
to win. This activity will form the basis of your campaign strategy.
4. Begin building a campaign team. The team should be driven primarily by trustees and volunteers.
5. Gather statistics to support your case.
6. Get your fiscal transactions in order. Make your budget reports transparent, easy to understand, and available to the public. Establish reliable bookkeeping procedures and consider CPA oversight.
Report to the Community" a public relations
piece. You can post it on your library's website, hand it out
as a bookmark, or organize a community mailing to raise public awareness
about the library's contribution to the community.
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This toolkit was created on behalf of the 2005-2007 Getting to Yes (GTY) project. GTY is funded by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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