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Meeting and Mitigating Challenges – Part 2

By Wendy Werdin | June 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Meeting and Mitigating Challenges – Part 2

Libraries and their support organizations face a variety of challenges every day, it seems. For the past few…

Meeting and Mitigating Challenges: Part 1

By Wendy Werdin | May 31, 2022 | Comments Off on Meeting and Mitigating Challenges: Part 1

We’re in another one of those “the world is a lot” times, or maybe we never left. Regardless,…

Figuring Out Friends and Foundations

By Wendy Werdin | March 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Figuring Out Friends and Foundations

Along with recent, reinvigorated interest from libraries hoping to update their strategic plans, Library Strategies hears from many…

Strategic Planning & Grant Writing

By Wendy Werdin | February 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Strategic Planning & Grant Writing

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 | Comments Off on On Hearing and Being Heard

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 | Comments Off on Webinar Series: Governance Structures and Best Practices

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