Fundraising is a fact of life for libraries. Many libraries are lucky enough to have Friends Groups and some boards are actively involved in fundraising. Luckily there are many ways to raise supplemental funds for your library. Remember, your mission critical budget items should be covered by a secure and stable funding source, but for the extras and things that “would be nice” fundraising is the way to go!

Online Fundraising
Book Sales
Grants & Grant Writing
Tax Exempt Status


Federal: 501(c)(3) Status [Libraries & Friends]



NYS: Tax Exemption [Friends]



Planned Giving & Endowments
Capital Campaigns
Volunteer Management



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