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

Advocacy, Media Interviews, Professional Articles

Library Journal article: How to Win at the Ballot Box

April Witteveen interviewed me and my colleague Karen Beach for this article about funding advocacy for libraries. Excerpt: Cordelia Anderson, director of marketing, communications, and advocacy with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (CML), NC, corroborates this necessary separation [between personal and professional advocacy], saying, “While [staff are] acting as employees, their role is to educate, not… Continue reading Library Journal article: How to Win at the Ballot Box