Strategic Fund-Raising and Development: Spring 2011


Deirdre C. Stam


Long Island University


Spring 2011


Development and fund-raising activities are becoming an increasingly important part of library operations as guaranteed revenues from taxation and parent organizations are becoming less certain and less generous. While almost all library staff are involved in development at some level, many libraries are now assigning particular staff members to focus their attention on this area. This course prepares students for leadership roles in development, and attendant fundraising activities, specifically in the library context. The approach is consonant with library realities, legislation, ethics, and values. The approach would be useful as well for those who plan careers in development within the context of historical societies and museums.

Required Textbook:

Bray, I. 2010. Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits; Real-World Strategies that Work, 3rd ed.
Thompson, W. 2007. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Grant Writing, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

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