Innovative Services, Libraries, Nonprofits

Grant Opportunities and Marketing

Many libraries and other community-serving organizations rely on grants to fund and enhance their programs and services.Unfortunately, marketing and communications considerations are often an afterthought when applying for grants. I have heard this from colleagues at libraries and nonprofits for years. So why not flip the script and start your grant application process with a… Continue reading Grant Opportunities and Marketing

Marketing, Nonprofits, Professional Development

Five things I’ve learned as a social media volunteer

As many of you know, in addition to running my business, I'm a mother of three kids. I've always found there to be overlaps between running a household and running a business, which is great, because the things you learn in one area of your life can be applied in the other. With three kids… Continue reading Five things I’ve learned as a social media volunteer

Customer Experience, Libraries, Marketing, Nonprofits

Podcast Transcript: “Library Figures” interview on Social Media in Libraries

Thanks to my awesome intern Sydney, I now have transcripts of several of the podcasts I've been interviewed for. The transcript below is from the podcast Library Figures, and we talk about how to empower library staff and grow your social media impact. Tyler Byrd: Cordelia, it’s going to be so great to have you on… Continue reading Podcast Transcript: “Library Figures” interview on Social Media in Libraries

Consulting, Government, Leadership, Libraries, Nonprofits

Building a client base

Since I launched Cordelia Anderson Consulting nearly nine months ago, people often ask me, "Cordelia, what kinds of clients do you work with?" When I first started my business, I used two factors to determine potential clients: network and expertise. To elaborate, the questions I asked myself were, 1) "who is in my network," and… Continue reading Building a client base

Government, Libraries, Media Interviews, Nonprofits, Professional Speaking

Podcast Interview: “Crisis Communications For Public Libraries”

I was recently interviewed for the podcast "Business Resilience Decoded," in which I spoke about the value of good crisis communications in libraries. I discussed the three major types of crises - immediate, emerging and sustained - and how to plan and respond to each. I also gave specific examples of each type from my… Continue reading Podcast Interview: “Crisis Communications For Public Libraries”