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June 21, 2019 Cumberland County Library System Foundation Receives Approval for “School-Year STEM” as Educational Improvement Program, Eligible to Receive EITC Contributions Mechanicsburg, Pa. – The Cumberland County Library System Foundation has received approval for “School-Year...

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On Saturday, June 1, 2019, trustees from the Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville Library Districts gathered to learn about Creating Strong and Engaged Boards. This multi-district CE opportunity was made possible in part by LSTA funds. Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director...

Sewickley Public Library will share part of a $37 million bequest.  Read about it!   ...

The New Federal Tax Law and Charitable Nonprofits The National Council of Nonprofits is offering a FREE webinar, Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits  on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm Eastern. Register here. ...

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook are getting involved in #GivingTuesday on November 28! Learn more. ...

Learn about #Giving Tuesday and best practices in this Nonprofit Tech for Good article. Giving Tuesday is November 28.   ...

Tax credits are available to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).  Most public libraries would...

TechSoup for Libraries offers three FREE webinars in December: Adobe Photoshop Tools and Filters for Nonprofits and Libraries December 8  Register Now Libraries Supporting Social Good: Tools and Tips for Outreach to Nonprofits December 14  Register Now Use It, Don’t...

Beth’s Blog reports that Apple Pay will now support the ability to make donations to non-profits.  Read the blog for more information. ...

The East Berlin Community Library is participating in the Rutter’s Children’s Charities and would appreciate anyone who would register and help them move up in the standings this time (thru the end of Oct).  They offer to help support any one who makes the list next year!  ...