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Access resources, including training on grant writing, from Candid.  Candid was formed from GuideStar and the Foundation Center.  Several libraries offer a Candid hub!  Check out the article. Access other posts on grants in the Compendium. Check out Candid’s Visualizing...

The Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined together to form Candid. The Foundation Center is the world’s leading source of information on philanthropy, fundraising, and grant programs.  Read  Caitlyn Boland’s previous post about The Foundation Center and Funding...

This Chronicle of Philanthropy article discusses the IRS release of 990 forms to the public. note:  Guidestar.org makes 990’s available also (may only be current from a year or two ago).  The IRS site looks complicated. ...

How are you managing your library’s online identity?  You may claim ownership of your organization on various websites.  One to consider is GuideStar. which provides FREE information on nonprofits, including 990 forms.  Check what they are reporting about your library...

Most public libraries are not rated on Charity Navigator (CN), which provides guidance to donors about the financial health, accountability, tranparency and results of nonprofits.  CN bases its results on the 990 form and requires that a nonprofit has completed seven 990’s...

Check out this GuideStar article on getting Board members engaged in developing donors and funds for your library. ...