Fundraising And Friend-raising On The Web


Fundraising And Friend-raising On The Web
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Since successful library fundraising has always been about outreach, what better way to reach out than through the information superhighway. That’s what Adam Corson-Finnerty and Laura Blanchard, innovators at the University of Pennsylvania, had in mind when they developed this guide to wired fundraising. The CD-ROM (Windows and Macintosh OS) companion takes development officers from libraries of all types through the technological terrain of online fundraising. Using in-depth examples, “Library Fundraising and Friend-Raising on the Web” demonstrates the ways a library can use the Internet to communicate its goals and accomplishments to both the community and prospective donors. In an easy-to-follow format, it offers readers the simple secret of adapting their tried-and-true donor recognition and special exhibits to a Web environment. They also provide tips on the fundamentals of e-commerce, which is taking off in the commercial world and promises a potential boon for attracting small contributions that are sure to add up. “Library Fundraising and Friend-Raising on the Web” also includes a rundown on learning HTML basics as well as the best resources for learning more. Since successful library fundraising has always been about outreach, what better way to reach out than through the information superhighway. That’s what Adam Corson-Finnerty and Laura Blanchard, innovators at the University of Pennsylvania, had in mind when they developed this guide to wired fundraising. The CD-ROM (Windows and Macintosh OS) companion takes development officers from libraries of all types through the technological terrain of online fundraising. Using in-depth examples, “Library Fundraising and Friend-Raising on the Web” demonstrates the ways a library can use the Internet to communicate its goals and accomplishments to both the community and prospective donors. In an easy-to-follow format, it offers readers the simple secret of adapting their tried-and-true donor recognition and special exhibits to a Web environment. They also provide tips on the fundamentals of e-commerce, which is taking off in the commercial world and promises a potential boon for attracting small contributions that are sure to add up. “Library Fundraising and Friend-Raising on the Web” also includes a rundown on learning HTML basics as well as the best resources for learning more.

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