Public school teachers may post classroom project requests on
DonorsChoose.org. Donors then browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose delivers the materials to the school.
Federal agencies may transfer computers and related peripheral equipment, excess to their needs, directly to schools and educational nonprofit organizations. Learn more here
This initiative by ALA President Roberta Stevens helps staff and supporters understand annual fund appeals, memorials and tributes, online donations, and planned giving.
Access the toolkit here.
Gunderman, Dan. “Nine Words for Nonprofits to Avoid,” Network for Good, January 19, 2011 http://www.fundraising123.org/article/9-words-nonprofits-avoid-2011 (January 20, 2011).
One red paperclip led to a free house for this man (he also wrote a book about it).
What does your library have to barter?
Ad space ? In depth expertise volunteered by a patron or board member or the librarian? Dinner with a local celebrity?
Server space? Web design service? Be creative…….
Shuck, Jeff. “2011 NTC Preview: A Scientist in Your Communications Department: Segmenting Messages, Customizing Content and Delivering Results,” NTEN.org January 11,2011.
A grant application may require a DUNS number. If you do not have one, go to
http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) is a company that provides business information. Its “data universal numbering system,” known as DUNS, issues 9-digit numbers that are used by businesses and the federal government to keep track of businesses world-wide. The federal government asks for the number in their grant applications; other funders may also require it.
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council has entered in partnership with the Pennsylvania Cultural Data Project (CDP), the first on-line management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations.
Starting in July 2011, Small Grant and Large Grant applicants will be required to participate in CDP. If you have any questions about this, please contact Virginia Fahey at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Participating in this project also offers: