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OLA 2015: Go For It!!! Fundraising Ideas You May Not Have Tried
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Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sponsor: Vendor Relations Committee

PowerPoint Presentation: Fund Raising Ideas You May Not Have Tried (PDF)

Any time someone comes up with a new idea, there will be people who object to it. The objections usually fall into one of two categories. Some say the idea’s no good because “We tried that before, & it didn’t work.” Others say it won’t work because “We’ve never done that before.” The simple truth is, when it comes to fundraising, there’ll always be self-appointed guardians of the status quo. As a library supporter, you get to decide what you’re going to be. If you’re a status quo preserver who isn’t open to new ideas, you probably want to avoid this presentation, but if you’re willing to stretch yourself & try new things, show up early, sit on the front row, & bring your note pads because we’re going to have a good time together!

Craig TappeFor 25 years Craig Tappe worked in fields ranging from mortgage officer to insurance, to full time ministry. During that time, He served as Mayor, City Council Member, Planning and Zoning Member, and a number of other roles which gave him the experience of working on both sides of the non-profit equation. Now Craig is in the library furniture business where he is able to apply all of the non-profit experience as well as techniques he learned in dealing with people through the years. Along the way, he has invaluable insights as to what it takes to make non-profits successful.

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