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ERIC Number: EJ924438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-15
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Fundraising in the Downturn
Miller, Rebecca
Library Journal, v135 n1 p48-50 Jan 2010
With the recession, library budgets have been hit hard just as demand keeps climbing, a paradox that creates a resource gap for even the best-off libraries. Short term, the recession has library leaders scrambling to find ways to close the money gap and keep core services alive. Long term, it has them thinking about how to stabilize their organizations and prepare them to grow again when the recession ends. It also brings the problem and the potential of fundraising to the fore. As the attendees found at "LJ"'s Directors' Summit, held November 9-10 at Chicago Public Library (CPL), fundraising may seem like a fix for the short term. Done right, however, it can do so much more than mitigate current budget woes; it can foster the relationships that will anchor the library well into the future. Recession or not, participants at "LJ"'s Directors' Summit agreed, now is always the time to fundraise.
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Language: English
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