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The Foundation Board – More Than Your Cheerleader, Governing Body, or VIP.

By Wendy Werdin | April 27, 2023 |

While each of our consultants brings their unique lens to projects, Library Strategies’ perspective is informed by some…

Capital Campaigns – Set Boundaries, Maintain Connections & Keep It Simple

By Wendy Werdin | January 25, 2023 |

As a writer of this blog, I have never been coy about my lack of understanding of the…

Chatting Fundraisers with The Duluth Public Library Foundation

By Wendy Werdin | December 19, 2022 |

Library Strategies believes it is important to listen to the wisdom of our colleagues in the community, as…

Gathering Your Friends – Again

By Wendy Werdin | October 26, 2022 |

A vital part of the role of both Friends Groups and Foundations is fundraising and advocacy for their…

An Update on Framing the Future – Advancing Strategic Planning for Small and Rural Libraries

By Wendy Werdin | August 24, 2022 |

Library Strategies’ IMLS-funded partnership with the Montana State Library is proceeding into Phase Three – conducting strategic planning…

Meeting and Mitigating Challenges: Part 3

By Wendy Werdin | July 28, 2022 |

In this third edition of our series about challenges facing the library, we’re going to walk right up…