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Library Fundraising: The Importance of Storytelling

By Kim Horton | September 30, 2020 |

It seems bizarre now, but if I think back to March, there was a prevailing feeling that COVID…

From the Field: Svetha Hetzler, Library Director, Sun Prairie, WI

By Kim Horton | August 27, 2020 |

Sun Prairie is a suburb of Madison, WI. Population 34,000. We worked with Sun Prairie in 2018/19 on…

View from the Spare Room: Running a Virtual Event

By Kim Horton | August 27, 2020 |

Somehow, it is the end of August. Somehow, I am still working in my spare room. I don’t…

Diary of a New(ish) Foundation Employee: Thinking About Fundraising

By Kim Horton | July 30, 2020 |

One of the things I knew very little about when I started work with The Friends and Library…

From the Field: Nate Coulter, Executive Director, Central Arkansas Library System

By Kim Horton | June 30, 2020 |

Library Strategies worked with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) last year. We reached out to Executive Director,…

Surveying the Field

By Kim Horton | June 30, 2020 |

In May, Library Strategies surveyed a pool of past and potential clients for their views on what would…