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Fundraising for Impact in Libraries, Archives and Museums
Making the Case to Government, Foundation, Corporate and Individual Funders

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ISBN 9781032119625
December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Fundraising for Impact in Libraries, Archives and Museums provides practical advice that will help LAMs reassess how to leverage their organizational assets in ways that support communities and help to forge productive relationships with foundation, individual, corporate and government funders.

Drawing on the insights gleaned from interviews with more than 100 international LAM practitioners, the book examines the common fundraising challenges that LAM institutions of all types and sizes face. During today’s dynamic times, when many LAMs are seeking to remain relevant and viable, Matthew emphasizes how vital it is for them to demonstrate and communicate how they benefit their communities. The book presents five frameworks used in community development and philanthropy and illustrates how they can help an institution to assess and communicate its impact, focus its mission-related activities and effectively deploy proven fundraising strategies. Vignettes from the interviews are presented throughout, along with pointers, to illustrate actionable approaches that the reader can adapt as they seek contributed financial resources. The reader will explore various fundraising scenarios to help secure resources including appeals, special events, moves management, digital media, and corporate philanthropy.

Fundraising for Impact in Libraries, Archives and Museums is essential reading for library, archive and museum practitioners and fundraisers working around the world.

Table of Contents

1. Deploying Your Institution’s and Community’s Assets;  2. Power Dynamics Framework;  3. Community Wellbeing Framework;  4.Design Thinking Framework;  5. Outputs and Outcomes Framework;  6. Collaboration Framework;  7. Strengthening Supporter Networks;  8. Navigating Corporate Giving;  9. Government Funded Institutions;  10.Aligning Innovation and Operations;  11. Risk Management;  12. Building An Impact Culture

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Kit Matthew believes that museums, public libraries and other cultural organizations make essential contributions to resilient and inclusive communities. Throughout her career – including as Executive Director at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, as a team leader for three museum expansion projects, and as an arts and cultural product manager at Blackbaud – she has lived this belief. Appointed by President Obama, Dr. Matthew headed the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an agency that provides nationwide grant funding, conducts research, and supports policy development. She draws upon her corporate and R&D experiences in product development, innovation management, and operational improvements in her work. Currently, she is the Doctor of Design Distinguished Fellow at Louisiana State University, College of Art + Design, with a focus on cultural stewardship and community engagement. She also coaches and guides foundations and individual donors to craft investment strategies in collaboration with their grantees and to focus on meaningful outcomes that help improve community wellbeing.