FUNDRAISING 101: The Basics. Presented by John Howard February 27, 2008. Where are we going?. Section 1: Laying the Groundwork About John Howard Why Fund-raise? Whose job is it? Attitudes needed for success General Principles Money-making vs. fund-raising (development).
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Presented by John Howard
February 27, 2008
wealth exists in your community
your comfort zone
Moneymaking:Engaging in activities that will create a profit that will be used to support your library
Fund-raising: Creating long-term relationships with people interested in your organization, and letting them invest in your library
Voluntary involvement in your mission moves volunteers from interest to involvement to ownership
Taste of Peoria Heights
Peoria Heights Public Library
Primary Goal: Long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with community members
Ex-resident leaves Monticello library $2 million in his will
MONTICELLO - A few years ago, Allerton Library director Lisa Winters received a thank-you note from a woman who she had helped with her research."At the end she said, 'My friend, Max is going to leave you something,' " Winters said. "I thought: He's going to leave us his books."
Winters later received a phone call from Tom Finseth, a close friend of Max Hency, a former Monticello resident, who told her Hency was leaving the library a large donation in his will. Just for fun, Finseth asked her, "What would you consider a large donation? "Winters, who has worked at the library for 29 years, knew exactly what would constitute a sizable contribution."I said $1,000," Winters said. "We have had several gifts a little over $1,000, but I don't recall anything more than that."
Max Hency, a retired Navy commander who graduated from Monticello High School in 1941, left more than $2 million to Allerton Library. The library received the first installment of $1,990,000 in January and is expecting to receive another, much smaller check in the future.
"Overwhelming is the best word to describe it," Winters said.
The folks at Peoria Heights
Kitty Pope and Lori Bell
My wife and family
And all the little people who helped make me great…