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Strategic Planning & Grant Writing

By Wendy Werdin | February 24, 2022 |

In the years of the pandemic and continued racial reckoning, we’ve noticed that grantors have become more specific…

On Hearing and Being Heard

By Wendy Werdin | January 26, 2022 |

One key principle of a good strategic planning process (and frankly, many other processes) is to listen before…

Webinar Series: Governance Structures and Best Practices

By Wendy Werdin | December 20, 2021 |

At the beginning of December, Library Strategies offered a free webinar on foundation board governance best practices. It…

The “We Make Workplans for Our Workplans” Edition

By Wendy Werdin | October 28, 2021 |

Here at Library Strategies, we’re always happy to help, so you’re never entirely without someone to go to…

Implementation Planning or What To Do In Case of Frogs

By Wendy Werdin | September 30, 2021 |

Pretend, with your humble author, that your library has just finished a strategic plan. You’ve got all these…

Your Library is Preparing for a Capital Campaign! Now What?

By Wendy Werdin | August 31, 2021 |

We’ve seen increased interest in feasibility studies and capital campaigns in the last few months. Given funding opportunities…