Given the following resources are available to the candidate:

  • Library’s vision, mission, core values, and strategic plan.
  • Library’s operating and capital budgets.
  • Audit of the library’s programs, services, and facilities.
  • Audit of the funding and grants in force.
  • Grant requirements, if any, of the Library/Institution.
  • Inventories/profiles of current fundraising/grants profiles.

The candidate:

  • Identifies the funding needs of the library operations.
  • Identifies fundraising opportunities.
  • Formulates compelling reasons/stories for seeking external funds.
  • Understands donor relations.

The candidate may:

  • Initiate, collaborate with others, and complete grant applications.

The criteria to judge the adequacy of the performances are:

  • Goals and objectives of fundraising activities are documented.
  • Fundraising opportunities that are feasible are acted on.
  • Grant awards and fundraising activities support the library’s strategic plan.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identifies public and private funders for library facilities, services and grants.
  2. Analyzes resources, programs, publications, and trends regarding available external funding.
  3. Produces a brief proposal for grant/fundraising support of a service activity.
  4. Identifies the major elements of any grant application and be able to understand how those elements are interconnected.
  5. Produces a needs statement to support a desired potential grant support activity.
  6. Identifies who in the participant’s community are potential stakeholders in any fundraising or grant activity.
  7. Analyzes how various fundraising and grant opportunities can be interrelated to produce overall results.

Revised June 2023

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